Saturday, August 27, 2011

Skirmish FoW Round 3, Kiwi Infantry vs Brit Infantry in Fighting Withdrawal

The Maori are defiant in the face of tanks under the watchful eye of the old man!

The final round of the tournament I played against Nick and his Trained Brit Infantry list in Fighting withdrawal.  I won the dice roll so I had to attack.  His list was scary with 2 units of Churchill IIIs that I would have to deal with.  His list looked like this:

HQ
3 x Rifle Platoons
Light Mortar platoon
Heavy Mortar platoon
2 x Churchill III platoons



SET UP
Once he had deployed everything I deployed my force on the far left with a platoon and some independent teams on the right.  The Objectives are in the far left and right wheat fields and in the centre by the house.

Trained Brit infantry dig in around the objective.

Light mortars and Infantry dig in to cover the centre objective.

Churchills and infantry over the other objective.

A platoon and some independent teams deploy to keep part of the Brits in place guarding the objective.

The Remainder of the Kiwi force deploys on the far left ready to make a run for the objective, but beware of the ambushing Churchills!

TURN 1
The infantry surge forward in a wave supported by Shermans and lead by the UCs.

On the other flank the Veteran troops move into the wood to advance.

The Brit ambush is sprung early to support the soon to be out unnumbered Brit infantry. 

The other Churchill's move to support their brethren.

Casualties
Brit
Nil

Kiwi
Nil
TURN 2
MG fire from Recce followed by multiple assaults gets the Kiwi's into the Brit trenches!

In the end both platoons are either destroyed or broken in the killing fields!

Casualties
Brit
Rifle platoon

Kiwi
Rifle platoon
TURN 3

The Kiwi guns fire and manage to bail 2 Churchills which are then assaulted and destroyed when the surviving tank fails it's motivation!

Brit Infantry moves to try and reclaim the objective from the Kiwis (but they have to double time to get there!)
Casualties
Brit
Rifle platoon
2 x Churchills

Kiwi
Rifle platoon
TURN 4

The UCs and the infantry gun down the doubling infantry and then manage to destroy another Churchill in assault!

Casualties
Brit
Rifle platoon
3 x Churchills

Kiwi
Rifle platoon
3 x Infantry stands
TURN 5

The UCs cross the wheat field gunning down gun teams and prepare to assault the others!

The Shermans manage to work themselves behind the Churchills and take out another one!  Meanwhile the Maori's prepare to assault the remaining Churchill.

The final Churchill is destroyed without any hope of the Brits being able to get teams close!

This was a great game but the terrain really didn't support the player who was defending.  Those Churchills gave me a real fright but it turns out that the Maori's were up to the task so long as the old man was near by.

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