The Panthers growl as they advance on the Stuarts
Army List - Panzer Pioneers 1750 CV
OC and 2IC with Knackers
Full Armoured Pioneers with Knacker
Under strength trucked pioneers
2 x 8 cm mortars, 2 x MG42s
2 x Panthers
4 x Marder IIIs
2 x 8-Rads
2 x 2cm AA (SP)
Germans dug in on the objective
Time on target, pins the platoon but doesn't do any damage
US planes swoop in and destroy the 2ICs halftrack
Marders reveal their ambush and take out 3 Stuarts
Panther's advance on the other Stuart platoon
Only to be hit by Arty bailing one.
The German armour protects them from the repeat bombardment
Charles was a great game and in the end I lost the Panthers to an M10 suicide run. I ended up voting him as my favourite opponent.
The second game of the tournament I played against Louis and his Australians. It was fighting withdrawal but we completely forgot to withdraw any platoons until turn 6 when we suddenly realized that we dropped the ball. So we decided that he would withdraw one platoon and we would carry on. That one platoon made all the difference as it dropped him below half and although he passed one company morale he failed the second (had he passed, he would have won the game) second 5-2 win.
The river was impassable except at the ford and bridges
Aussie's hold the other side of the river and the town.
Shermans covering the far bridge
Final game was against Iain and his Italians. We were playing dust up and we ran out of time (despite playing 7+ turns). In the end I got lucky with a couple of dice rolls and Iain got a unlucky with some of his. But we both ran out of time causing both us to lose. So it was a 3-1 for me.
Thanks again to Louis for running the event and to Gary for putting it on for us. There should be more coverage going up on the Dice Devils and The Petawawa Miniature Soldiers shortly.