Saturday, September 04, 2010
Nick's on Friday
Munt's British Rifles
Cauldron - British attacking.
The France terrain recipe came up with an interesting table cluttered with a tree lined stream, tree lined roads & villages. (The tree lines do not impede movement but block LOS).
The Germans dug in 2 infantry, attached HMGs & 2 Pak 36s around the objectives & had MkIVs, mortars & more HMGs in reserve, plus Stukas. The Brits had 3 infantry plats, 2 mortars, HMGs, A/cars, 2 pdrs & 2 Matildas.
The Germans got their MkIV's on early and they pounced on an isolated rifle plat - only to be beaten off losing 2. The survivors sat back to blast the infantry away instead - a slow process, but eventually successful.
The Brits got their reserves at a steady rate and attacked with infantry & Matildas. The German infantry fought valiantly but had to give ground before the mighty Matildas, but their reserves arrived too late to help, the Luftwaffe was useless and 3 MkIVs were not enough to stop Munt's well coordinated attack.
Meanwhile, Nick, Joe & Leigh fought a wild west game. Your correspondant was somewhat preoccupied on the Western Front, but it seems the Leigh's Mexican bandits had a gay old time shooting up the town.