In celebration of the final day of the Overlord campaign Dan and I got a game in. Unfortunately it wasn't from the new books but from Nuts with 1780 pts of my US Paratroopers going against his JagdTiger Company. But that didn't stop us playing a game for St-Lo where the Red Skull was using some of his Hydra weapons against the Yanks! We wanted something that was like the counter attacking Germans trying to push through the Airborne who were attempting to hold them up. We rolled Fighting Withdrawal which I think worked perfectly. I had my list with Cap 2 x Paratrooper platoons, 1 x MG platoon, Shermans Cav Recon, 2 x M18s and 3 x 105mm with P-47 support. Dan was running with 3 x JadgTigers, 2 x assault rifle faust platoons, 4 x 10.5cm guns and2 x self-propelled AA guns.
Objectives are at the intersection, in the Bocage and in the distant left by the woods
Cav Recon keeping an eye out for skull
105mm in the Bocage near the objective
Tank destroyers near St-Lo
Paratroopers and Bucky holding one objective
JagdTiger looms over the German infantry
All the Germans are ready to advance
The JagdTiger and 10.5cm guns open fire on the roof of the far house knocking out a paratrooper stand
Cav Recon moves to the flank and knocks out a stand of infantry
Tank Destroyers sneak through St-Lo
Paratroopers move out from the woods
Cav Recon moves to engage the self-propelled AA but only bail the one
Avenger isn't able to make it past even the one flak tank
Tank Destroyers attempt to move through the town to turn the corner on the JagdTigers
Lone tank destroyer jeeps tries to gun down the German platoon commander
Paras double forward in the dead ground
German infantry and their JagdTiger advance in the face of the Cav Recon, only to have the Recon strategically withdraw
German infantry open fire on the security section knocking out the jeep and bailing an M20
Shermans spring from ambush!
So do the M18s
But none of the shots find their mark on the big German cats
Paratroopers reach St-Lo just in time to pull back to the next position
Big cats move up to limit the ability of air power to strike
JagdTiger and Infantry advance to assault the paratroopers. They fail to pin the platoon and then when the JagdTiger assaults, HULK...
Shemans reposition to engage the AA guns and HULK...
Remaining JagdTigers return fire on the Shermans getting one hit and the HULK shrugs off the shot (AT 17!!!!)
Shermans destroy the other AA gun and bail both JagdTigers
Avenger swoops in and takes out a single gun but not before the guns firing over open sights take out the 2 x M18s
At this point Dan called it as there wasn't anything that was going to be able to get to the objective. The MGs managed to gut and destroy the infantry. With the loss of the M18s the final score was 5-2 for the allies.