Sunday, April 10, 2011
Sunday School 10/04/11
1750 pts No Retreat on 6x4 - Germans defending.
The Germans had Panzergrenadiers dug in on the forward objective with their half tracks in the wood behind, Neblewerfers on the rear objective, 2 Tigers in ambush, 3 small MkIII/IV platoons in reserve & sporadic Stukas. They had a reasonable defensive table with creek & swamp impeding the Russian advance and a convenient ridge & a convenient wood to hide reserves & ambushes.
The Germans had a chance to win with their last 2 HTs shooting at the last 2 Strelk. They got hits, but all were saved. Then the Tigers might have finished off the T34/85s, but 1 bail was not enough. The T34's then finished off the Werfers and the recalcitrant Panzergrenadiers finally failed morale. The Russians then held the rear objective plus the Germans had to fail Army morale.
At the start the Germans looked doomed with a wall of Ivans rushing at them, but the Krauts are tough buggers, they put on a desperate fight & were unlucky to lose in the end.