Friday, April 09, 2010
A visit to the Van Diemen Wargames Club
Joe's Panzers v. Jim's Welsh Guard Armoured Recon (Steve assisting Joe).
1500 pts LW Breakthrough, Germans attacking.
The Welsh had 2 6pdrs, infantry, a Cromwell/Challenger platoon + 4 Cromwells (2 CS) in HQ. Another tank platoon was in reserve.
The Welsh deployed up one end where there was cover & moved up on the objectives in the cover of woods. The Germans sent MKIVs followed by the Panzergrenadiers in their trucks to the left & the Stugs to the right.
Now it was turn 6 & the remaining Stugs had to move forward out of cover to contest the objective. Avoiding the Cromwells & Challengers, they attacked & destroyed the 6 pdrs in the wood to get within 40cm of the objective. The Welsh then attacked the remaining 2 Stugs with 8 Cromwells, a Piat & infantry. They failed to kill any & the infantry was beaten off with heavy losses. But it was only a matter of time before the 1's & 2's stopped - the Stugs didn't survive the next attack, leaving no Germans near the objective.
Pic 1: Overview with Joe & Steve setting up on the left.
Pic 2: The MkIVs get swarmed.
Pic 3: The end, the last Stug in the wood has failed morale & bugged off.