Saturday, March 27, 2010
Nick's Garage 26/3/10
John's Russian Tankovy v. Jim's Sperrverband.
1750 pts Late War Cauldron on a winter battlefield.
The Germans being infantry defended, putting 2 Sperr Platoons, 2 88's & 4 Pak 40's in the wood containing one objective. The other objective was in a frozen swamp defended only by the covering fire of 2 88's & 2 HMGs. In reserve they had 155's, Hetzers, Stugs & Pioneers.
The Russians had several monster SP guns and a Cossack Coy on the table (all in one corner) with 4 guns, scouts & pioneers in reserve.
At first things went well for the Germans. The Pak's popped 3 monsters & their reserves came on steadily. Then they found out about well handled Cossacks - they swept across the gap to assault the wood and in two turns destroyed a Sperr Platoon, the Paks & the 88's.
Munt's Irish Guards v. Joe's 78th Sturm (provided by Steve)
1750 pts Encounter Mission
The battle ended as a timed out draw with both sides in firm possession of their enemy's objectives but without the means to attack and take their own. The Germans' superior artillery would have won out in the end, but not in the time available.
Field of Glory - Wars of the Roses
Rolf & Nick v. Carl & Leigh
Apart from noticing how beautiful it all was your reporter was too preoccupied on the eastern front to report much about the battle beyond the fact that Carl & Leigh's Lancastrians won.