On monday Evening we finalized our game from Sunday. Starting with turn 5, the destruction and mayhem was neck and neck. Below are some pictures which convey the heavy action as both German and US forces battle in and around the village.
Here is a table view from the South/German Deployment Area
A likewise a couple shot from the north/American Deployment zone….
The US Armor makes a flanking maneuver on the westside and through the field towards town center
A Panther and Stug IV race west in the bocage to meet the flanking attack…..
….While an 88 awaits the onslaught of US Armor down the main road
Off Table 120mm Mortar Fire destroys a M10 and a halftrack and pins the squad riding along
Shermans on the flank take shot at the Panther holding the town and pin it
One of the Shermans knock out a Puma that is protecting the flank
Meanwhile Panzer Grenadiers race the the front to meet the platoon of US infantry attempting to link up with their comrades caught in the belltower…
The Sherman’s and Panther exchange hits… the SdKfz 250/1 is destroyed by mortar fire
While a sherman blows up the 88’s crew…..
and a 3rd sherman finally destroys the panther tank in the town centre
US infantry finally make an assault on the town…..
While the german armor in the bocage is destroyed on a lucky attack from a P47 wielding rockets…. preferring to live to fight another day, the germans retreat and the battle is over before the BR is reached for either side. It has been a real battle of attrition and after counting battle counters the US win a marginal victory inflicting the German’s BR down to 17 remaining with the US holding onto 28 BR at the finish. A great game and the recce screen is a great situation for a narrative battle. Looking forward to our next engagement… perhaps a 500 pt game at Kursk?