Monday, December 22, 2014

US 7th Armored Div vs German Panzer Grenadiers in Free-for-All

M4A3E8s fight for space as they open fire on German Panthers!

Game 3 of Games of Remembrance (LW 1750 tournament) was against a fearsome German Panzer Grenadier list backed up with Panthers.  The mission was Free-for-All and I rolled up being the attacker again.

US 7th Armored
OC in E8, 2IC in Jumbo
4 x Shermans (2 x E8, Jumbo and M4A1)
4 x Shermans (2 x E8, Jumbo and M4A1)
4 x Stuarts
Recce Jeep and Half track
2 x Armored mortars
3 x Priests
Limited P-47s

German Grenadier Kompanie
OC and 2IC
Panzer Grenadier Platoon with half-tracks
Panzer Grenadier Platoon with half-tracks
3 x Panthers
3 x PaK 40s
3 x Nebwelfers
2 x Pumas
2 x SP AA guns

Set Up
Objectives at the bottom mirror each other on opposite sides of the table.  The other objectives are very similar facing each other almost the full 48" away

German infantry dug in guarding the objective and the nebs

More infantry  protected by Panthers, AA and PaK 40s

US armor ready to roll out under the watchful eye of their general

Priests hold one objective

Turn 1
As the Pumas move forward they are spotted and the E8s knock out one

Avenger swoops in knocks out 2 infantry stands

Turn 2
US armor continue to surge forward

E8s guns knock out a Panther and AA gun

Turn 3
Shermans and Panthers continue to duel while a few half-tracks are taken out

Avenger continues to swoop in and takes outs a PaK 40

Turn 4
The Panthers lose another tank and the US lose an E8.  Meanwhile the other Shermans supported by the Recce platoon start rooting out the infantry

The Panther platoon breaks and flees the battlefield

PaK 40s and Puma attempting to engage the Shermans and taken out

At this point the Germans had lost the Panthers, AA guns, PaK 40s, Nebs and the Pumas with only 2 infantry platoons left they Coy broke and game ended 6-1 for the US. Had the Germans gone on the offensive with the Panthers making a move for the far objective.

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