Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Kampfgruppe Pieper vs German Infantry in Counterattack



 King Tigers burning or are they....

This was the first game of the OMG Doubles tournament. It was 1000 pts a player LW with the ability to shift up to 100 pts between players. I partnered up with the Dice Devil's very own Matt Varnish and we decided to rock our lists from Devil's Charge. The first mission of the tournament was Counterattack and Matt and I elected to auto attack.


Kampfgruppe Pieper

Matt Varnish
  • HQ KT
  • 2 x KTs
  • Me 262
Big Willie
  • HQ Panther
  • 3 x Panthers
  • 3 x Pumas
  • Full Grenadier platoon with faust
German Infantry

Jay's Germans
  • HQ and 2IC
  • Small Infantry platoon
  • Small Infantry platoon
  • 8 x Panzerwerfers
  • 2 x PaK 43s
Alex's Germans
  • OC and 2IC Panzer IVs
  • 3 x Panzer IVs
  • Full Grenadier platoon
  • 2 x AA trucks
  • 2 x 8-Rads






SETUP AND DEPLOYMENT

Objective is in the back right of the table. Pieper's forces are ready to roll out in the desert, wait...what?

The KTs are ready to protect the flanks of the Pumas and half tracks

The Panther's set up on a hill to provide covering fire

Panzerwerfers spread out to avoid the Me 262

Half tracks ready to race to the undefended objective

The Pumas Recce forward of the spear head moving half tracks

UNITS IN RESERVE
Kampfgruppe Pieper
  • Nil
German Infantry
  • Alex's
  • 3 x Panzer IV
  • 2 x 8-Rads
  • Jay's
  • 2 x AA trucks
  • Infantry platoon
  • Infantry platoon


DEPLOYMENT SUMMARY
Kampfgruppe Pieper: Panther's will hold the flank while the Pumas and half tracks move for the objective. Matt's KTs will attack in the middle and protect my right flank from newly arrived reserves.
German Infantry: Mobile Reserves limited what could be deployed, hopefully the reserve rolls go well and the Panzer IVs are in sooner than later.

TURN 1

KTs wheel into place and prepare to open fire!

The desert hard pan allow the Pumas and half tracks to close on the objective in no time

German infantry race forward in their own half tracks and then dismount

Newly arrived AA trucks and the half tracks open up on Piepers half tracks, knock out 3 and killing 3 x infantry stands

COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
Kampfgruppe Pieper
  • 3 x half tracks and 3 x infantry stands
German Infantry


    TURN 1 SUMMARY
    Kampfgruppe Pieper: This turn didn't go as I thought, the grenadier platoon lost almost all the half tracks and our armour didn't do anything so to speak.
    German Infantry: The AA trucks punched through the half tracks and there is now a platoon almost on the objective, that went better than expected given how things looked right after deployment.

    TURN 2

    PaK 43's spring their ambush firing wildly at the Panther's and miss!

    Only to have the Panther's return fire knock out 2 guns and force the platoon to flee

    A Me 262 swoops down and adds it's fire against the grenadier platoon

    The lone half track opens up on the AA trucks and takes them both out!

    COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
    Kampfgruppe Pieper
    • 3 x half tracks and 3 x infantry stands
    German Infantry
    • Alex's
    • 1 x half track 1 x infantry stand
    • Jay's
    • PaK 43 platoon
    • AA truck platoon


    TURN 2 SUMMARY
    Kampfgruppe Pieper: This turn went a little better with 2 platoon kills against Jay. He will be forced to make company motivation next turn!
    German Infantry: Stupid AA trucks having a glass jaw. Now its easy to see why armoured AA is so much better. The infantry in the centre took a pounding and will have to unpin if they will be useful this next turn.

    TURN 3

    More Me 262s swoop down this time taking out a Panzerwerfer

    Puma's and KTs add their fire to knocking out infantry stands, amazingly taking them below half and forcing them to flee!

    Panther's begin their march forward, unable to hit the crafty 2IC

    COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
    Kampfgruppe Pieper
    • 3 x half tracks and 3 x infantry stands
    German Infantry
    • Alex's
    • Infantry platoon
    • Jay's
    • PaK 43 platoon
    • AA truck platoon
    • 1 x Panzerwerfer


    TURN 3 SUMMARY
    Kampfgruppe Pieper: With 3 platoon kills and Jay testing we figured the trick would to now watch out for the on coming reserves. Otherwise our plan was working and we had recovered from the devestation caused in the first turn.
    German Infantry: Jay had to roll company moral, which he failed but the tournament organizer gave everyone a reroll ticket they could use at any time and Jay used his and passed, safe for another turn.

    TURN 4

    Panzer IV's knock out both KTs!!!!!

    COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
    Kampfgruppe Pieper
    • 3 x half tracks and 3 x infantry stands
    • KT platoon
    German Infantry
    • Alex's
    • Infantry platoon
    • Jay's
    • PaK 43 platoon
    • AA truck platoon
    • 1 x Panzerwerfer


    TURN 4 SUMMARY
    Kampfgruppe Pieper: The Panzer IVs opened up the KTs to only then be opened up by the Pumas from behind. Both sides traded platoon kills (but this is the first time Matt Varnish has lost this platoon).
    German Infantry: The picture is a misdirection, at the beginning of turn 4 Jay failed his company moral (before the reserves arrived) and broke ending the game. Since we wanted to still play we called the offical game and rolled into the unoffical injury time.
    A great game to start the day! Both Matt Varnish and I were a little worried after the brillant first turn of shooting Alex and Jay had. The devestating bombardment template hits a lot but we were lucky with our saves or the lack of fire power. In the end we won 6-1 and were ready for our next game, stay tuned for Kampfgruppe Pieper vs the British in Free for All.




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