Sonntag, 11. Mai 2014

Italy, Pincer - Rifle Company vs. Schwere Panzerkompanie

After the disastrous start for the Airborne we decided to go with an assault of the 3rd Inf. Division on a town held by a small german force. The germans dispatched a Kompanie of the dreaded Tiger tanks to help the garrison.

Attacker, Rifle Company, 3nd Infantry Division
Company HQ, with 2x Bazookas
Rifle Platoon, 3x Squads
Assault Platoon, 3x Squads
Intelligence & Recon Platoon, 3x Squads
Tankdestroyer Platoon, 4x M10
Sherman  Platoon (1nd A.D.), 5x M4A1 Sherman
Field Artillery Battery, 4x M2A1 105mm howitzer
Priority Airsupport (P40)

American Forces have established a bridgehead over the Garigliano River. To widen the base of operation an attack on the small town of Pilone has been orderd. Reports indicate that just a small german force holds the town. Expect just light opposition.

Defender, Schwere Panzerkompanie, 508. Schwere Panzer Abteilung

in the Pilone:
Grenadier Platoon, 3x Squads
Schweres Panzerjäger Platoon, 1xElefant
Rocket Launcher Battery, 3x NW41

in delayed Reserves:
Schweres Panzerkompanie HQ, 2x Tiger 1E
Schweres Panzer Platoon. 2x Tiger 2E
Schweres Panzer Platoon, 1x Tiger 1E
Panzer Crew Tank-Hunter Platoon, 3x Squads

The Mission: Pincer (modified reserves just from one side)

"Hauptmann Güntsche, Aufklärung indicates an expected attack on Pilone. Leutnant Kümmel holds the town with his Platoon. He is supported by Nebelwerfer and Leutnant Müller in his Elefant. Your mission is to get to Kümmels position and hold Pilone at all costs."

The Battlefield

Samstag, 10. Mai 2014

Italy, River Crossing - Parachute Rifle Company vs. Stützpunkt

So here we go...

To start the Italy campaign and to give Philipps company a starting point for the fictional background we decided to do a river crossing mission. The Parachute Rifle Company was orderd to cross the Garigliano River at dawn. Supported by a preliminary bombardment of the german positions and later heavy offboard artillery (NGFS) they charged out of thier foxholes into the fire of the waiting germans.

Attacker, Parachute Rifle Company (504. PIR)

Company HQ with 3 Bazookas
Parachute Rifle Platoon with Bazooka
Parachute Rifle Platoon with Bazooka
Parachute Rifle Platoon with Bazooka
Rifle Platoon (3rd Div)
5 Shermans
NGFS (Destroyer)
Priority Airsupport

Defender, Hoch und Deutschmeister Stützpunkt

Stützpunkt HQ
Stützpunkt Platoon with PaK40 Pillbox
Stützpunkt Platoon with PaK43 Pillbox
2 Minefields
Reichsgrenadier Artillery Battery

Mission: River Crossing (improvised)

The american forces are task with establishing a bridgehead over the Garigliano River and to take the village beyond.

The american lines.

Montag, 5. Mai 2014

DAK vs. British Indian Army, 1600 P., AAR

 Befor we will dive into the battles for Italy ( we decided to give Mauris finished Indian Army a go. The mission was Hasty Attack. Mauri defendet the right side of the board with his Rifle Company and I attacked from the left side with a Schützenkompanie. It was an intense game and luck swung back and forth it ended in a 4:3 win for Maurus.

The Battlefield, the objectives are in the top and bottom right corner and the left near the end of the runway.

Freitag, 2. Mai 2014

The Sands of North Africa, British Indian Army, It's done

So, it's done!! my second and third wave are done. 

After painting a lots of terrain for our tournament, I still found the motivation to push my indian army forward. Now the biggest part is done, only some tanks, artillerie tractors and recci vehicles are left. 

And of course I'm waiting for my Gurkha platoon...