Monday, March 18, 2013
Nick in Launceston
Nick and Rob had their first game of Early War. Nick's panzer company (Panzer IIs, IIIs, and IVs) vs British Rifle (infantry, Matildas, 25lbers, and some funny Frog tanks).
The game was a breakthrough, and Nick cunningly had almost all of his army come on on the flank -- even including his heavy artillery (that were to be used as big AT guns to open up the Matildas). Rob was slow to respond, with the slow movement of the Matildas preventing them from getting into the action until the last turn.
Nick overran the objective, and then massacred British troops as they moved up to try to take the objective back. There was a slight hiccup when 5 Panzer II's attacked a depleted infrantry platoon in a plowed field -- none came out. But the infantry failed morale after the attack, and fairly quickly the British only had Matildas and 18/25lbers on the table.
EW was fun -- there will be more tweaking as we get ready for the Kingston Kup.