Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Maharajah 2010 1st Qualifier
Joe's Falschirjager (FE)
2000 pts Hold The Line, Germans attacking.
Barrie, Byron & Steve umpiring.
The Germans had 2 FJs platoons, 2/Light 75's, 2/HMGs, 3/37mm AAHT, 4/150mm Art, 2 King Tigers & Limited HS 129B.
The Brits has 3 Rifle plats, 3/bugs, 2 Tank platoons (each 3 Shermans +1 FF), 4/Sextons & 4/5.5" Art.
The Germans advanced their main force on their right with their smaller FJ + 75's on the left & big guns in rear (pic 1).
The Brits put their 5.5" in rear, Rifles on the forward objective on their left and another Rifles + a Tank Platoon in ambush.
The HS made their presence felt early by keeping the 5.5"s pinned down and useless. The Brits counterattacked early by putting their Sherman ambush down on their right and counterattacking the German left. The destroyed the FJ's then headed to the rear to distract the 150's from the main front.
The KT's attacked the hill with the AA, HMGs & FJ in support. The Brit reserves came slowly, but they got some Shermans up to help only to have 2 zapped by HS's & another by a KT while the other bugged off. But the Rifles gave ground slowly & the ambush platoon was put down in close support.