Game 6 of LW Nationals was still at 1780 pts. I was running my US Paras with 2 full platoons, machine guns, Shermans, 2 x M18s, Cav Recon and 3 x Glider 105mms. My opponent was Jerry and he is the best sportsman that I have ever played against in any game system. He was smiling and up beat, helpful all the time and really made my weekend. Apparently he owns a game store in Indianapolis, which I will be visiting and supporting any chance I get.
Objectives are on the hill and south of the town and north of the town and in the field at the top of the board
German infantry around one objective
Rockets, Infantry, PaK 40s and 8-Rads all ready to advance
StuGs and StrumTigers supported by PaK 40s and infantry on the other objective
US Paras ready to advance through the woods
Paratroopers on the objective and Shermans, Tank destroyers and Recon ready to roll out
Recon platoon had one hell of a horse shoe making every single save!
German infantry and armour advance
Avenger knocks out a PaK 40
Despite being fearless the German MG fire pins and keeps the troopers pinned for 3 turns!
Shermans move to take out the StuGs mindful of the StrumTigers
Paratroopers advance through the wood ready to launch an assault
No one can see us here, but do you hear a whistling sound?
The rocket observer on the hill just under the guys chin sure can see them and he brings the steel rain knocking the jeep out
The assault goes off but the Germans break off and prepare to get support from the StuGs
Cav Recon is destroyed and the Tank destroyers security section has a Recce car sitting almost on top of it
Black Widow and Hawkeye the M18s are just able to spring from hiding and manage to take out a StrumTiger with flank shots!
The StuGs assault and this time it is the Paratroopers who break off
The 8-Rad only bails one of the M18s
Black widow holds true to her name and knocks out the other StrumTiger with a flank shot
The Paratroopers assault and knock out both the StuGs and the Grenadiers!
The Paratroopers in the centre finally advance and conduct some dirty room clearing operations in the town
Cap catches a bogged 8-Rad..
and quickly teaches the crew a valuable lesson
Avenger also flies in and knocks out the other PaK 40s in the platoon forcing a moral check and that platoon flees. Jerry said that if it came down to moral he would roll and with time basically expired this last turn he had lost 5 platoons with only 4 on the table. He rolled moral and the company broke giving me a very surprised 4-3 win (Jerry should have won by all accounts). He had me on the ropes from turn 1 with the destruction of my 105mm battery. I hope I get the chance to play against him again.