Friday, February 26, 2010
Maharajah Final 2009
2,000pts HTL in Tunisia, Brits defending.
Jim, Joe & Carl also present.
Leigh placed his infantry on the objective, double 25pdrs in rear, 5 Lees + 3 Crusaders in ambush & his 3 Lee HQ on his left. There were 2x3 Valentines, 2x3 bugs & 3 boffors in reserve.
Nick had 2 88's deployed where their arc reached the objective, 1 Tiger, 2 MkIV platoons & 2 MkIV HQ.
The Germans drove the infantry off the objective & then finished it off. Leigh then had to drop the Lees down and rush two forward to dispute. The Lees did little, but the 25pdrs got the Tiger & suddenly it looked bad for the Germans. But they weren't done yet, the surving MkIVs destroyed the Lees and a Valentine platoon up from reserve & retook the objective. The Brits had nothing close enough to dispute the objective. But once again the 25pdrs came to the rescue by popping the last platoon MkIV & leaving the Germans with noone able to hold the objective. They then failed Coy morale to give the Brits victory.
So Leigh is the Maharajah 2009 winner & gets his name on the trophy for the second time.
It is interesting that in the competition the Allies won all 10 battles.