SETUP AND DEPLOYMENT
|Objectives are in the open top centre and far right|
|Armoured Pioneers massed for the big push!|
|Pioneers ready to repel the coming horde|
|More Pioneers ready to open fire|
|Nebs dug in around the objective|
|Wire spread along the length of the Germans Pioneers deployment area (Panthers in Ambush)|
|More wire set up for the German reinforcements, the 8-Rads would have to drive around and the KV-1e would have to slow down|
|Panzer Pioneers: I went with wire obstacles and deployed a string along the entire deployment area so he would have to breach it with his Pioneers or the Panthers. The other wire I spread out where the reinforcements would have to snake there way through to get to the objective.|
German Pioneers: Wire, in no mans land...really? I mean...I get that if both armies are across from each other. Stupid supply vehicles.
|Armoured Pioneers cross the open and into the woods where they assault knocking out two stands and losing one in the process|
|Marders take a hit with one being bailed while the AA gunners shoot down a Stuka|
|Panthers spring from ambush for fear of the Pioneers assault|
|Panzer Pioneers: The way both the terrain and the enemy were deployed meant that a left flanking was the only option. I was really surprised that I only hit twice in the assault.|
German Pioneers: Assaulted on turn 1! At least the platoon was able to pull back and are ready for the next turn. Hopefully the Panthers will be able to stop the rampaging Armoured Pioneers.
|Half tracks swing around and gun down 3 more stands|
|Panthers begin dueling with the Armoured Pioneers bailing their opposite|
|Trucked Pioneers occupy all the buildings along the route that German reinforcements will have to take|
|Nebs open fire knocking out a half track|
|Stukas swoop down and the Marders knock out both of them!|
|Panzer Pioneers: The AA gunners are on the ball knocking down both planes. The half tracks did really well taking out the pioneers in the open. Unfortenately, the armoured pioneers didn't feel like unpinning so the assault was stalled, for the moment.|
German Pioneers: At least the platoon didn't unpin. But the Panther didn't remount and is starting to get bracketed by the other Panthers.
|The German Pioneers boosted by the sole Panther arriving to support. They take out the Armoured Pioneer platoon!|
|Newly arrived KV-1e is destroyed by Pioneers in assault while 8-Rads attempt to find a hole to squeak through|
|Marders fan out to try and take out the lone Panther, losing one of their own in the process|
|Panzer Pioneers: One Panther still won't remount but the Marders are starting to swing around to the remaining Panther's flank. The 8-Rads are holding the objective waiting for it to go live, while the Trucked Pioneers hold the reinforcements at bay.|
German Pioneers: The other pioneer platoon needed to move a turn or two to be ready to counter attack more effectively. The large platoon has done a great job staying in the fight but that won't happen for much longer.
|8-Rads attempting to keep the Pioneers at bay|
|Panzer Pioneers: The Marders cracked the armour of the Panther, taking out the platoon. The Trucked Pioneers were unable to motivate themselves to attack the 8-Rads but did hem them in.|
German Pioneers: Panthers are dead and with them the only chance to stopping the armoured Pioneers. The wire obstacles didn't play a part in the forces moving from the initial objective, but they sure did for the reinforcements.
|We called it here with me getting a 5-2 win. Digari and I decided to get a drink and check out some of the other games so we could heckle the other players. I'm hoping that I get the chance to get the last battle report up shortly.|
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