Monday, March 11, 2013

More DOGs practice

Jim's Hungarians v. Byron's Czechs (British equipped)

Byron attacked in a Fighting Withdrawal Mission:  1750 pts practice match for next weekend's Dog of War tournament in Launceston.
Byron probably got the short straw in winning the dice off to be the attacker.  The table gave the defenders good cover, though it was partly negated by the fact that the Czech's had an air observer & a double 25pdr battery.
Byron's luck did not improve as the battle progressed.  His mass of 25pdrs did little and 2 of his tanks got bogged in the hedges. The main attack was on the Czech right where they smoked the Panthers to cover their advance.  They let the smoke clear to have first shot at the Panthers with their souped up 1945 17pdrs, with Semi-indirect fire, but they missed.  The Fireflies then evaporated under the Panther's return fire.
The Czech infantry attack was blunted by good work from the Werfers.  5 turns & 2 1/2 hours were up with no prospect of the Czech's taking an objective so Byron conceded.

1 comment:

John Lambshead said...

17 pdrs are nice but Ronsons still light first time.