Friday, February 12, 2010
FOW (Late War) at Camp Cromwell
Jim & Joe's Speverband.
1500 pts Roadblock on 6x4, Canadians attacking.
The Germans ambushed the Canadian Crocodiles with their Hetzers & blew them away. M10's tried to counterattack but missed the wiley German vets & were promptly destroyed by the Hetzers & Stugs. This left the Canadians with just 3 infantry, Priests & wasps. The Germans had 105s on the table with their Hetzers & Stugs at the start & they were soon joined by their 2 Sperr platoons, Pioneers & mortars.
The Canadians lucked out from the start. While both sides were unfamilar with the mission, the attacker seemed to have more scope for suffering from it. Losing his best 2 platoons in turn 1 made things pretty hard & the Germans throwing almost straight 5+'s for reserves didn't help.
Pic 1 is after turn 1. Note burning Churhills on the road & M10s on the hill.
Pic 2 is at the end. The Hetzers have taken the objective on the hill in the centre. One of the smokeballs is a Stug that was Piatted, the rest are Canadian.