Just uploaded the game we played today – 28mm Flames of War. This is our last game and my last post for the month, as I am heading away for work for the next three weeks..sorry about that guys. However the game myself and Brian Buskell played today was our first FoW for sometime so we were a little rusty on some of the moves. Each side fielded 1000 points each both with armour support – Germans with two Stugs and the Brits a Cromwell Platoon of three tanks. Each side was also able to field three platoons of infantry, a MG section of two guns, mortar platoon of two tubes plus additional support elements for each side – Germans a recce platoon and the Brits a pioneer section. We keep the ranges as they were in the rules for the 15mm game, this allowed the units to manoeuvre freely with out being pinned from 3/4 of the table away…which seemed to work very well. I ended up being the attacker with my objective being the large Mediterranean looking building in the centre of the table. All hedge rows and stone wall are from Architects of War as too is the barn. The field were made by me and the other buildings were scratch build by Leroy Simpson….however I still need to get hold of some roads the felt just does not seem the same.
British deployment of one of their three platoons
German Panzer grenadiers deploy in defence and dig in
A German MG sets up in the orchard
Nice little view of how the figures are based – as per 15mm FOW however infantry are based on the large artillery bases
First roll for reserves and Brian brings on his platoon of Stugs.
Trying to avoid the German armour the Brits re-enforce their right flank and push forward against a lightly held German left flank
Next turn Brain again is successful in his roll for re-enforcements and brings on another Panzer grenadier platoon
The Stug moves forward in preparation for a German counter attack
Still on the British right flank my forces slowly move forward through the fields.
At last I get re-enforcements on the table..tank support
Just in time it seems to support the British attack on the right
Too late it seems the other Stug moves to counter the Allied attack
The second Stug with close infantry support starts their counter attack on the British centre
With Stugs moving in close and firing rapidly one of my Cromwells falls victim to their fire
The German counter attack gains momentum
However it seems that both sides have put pressure on each others flank
One Stug is destroyed and removed
But still the panzer grenadiers move onwards
My forces charge forward but are repulsed losing a platoon and a half..defeat looks me right in the face
With my defeat on the right and the left also looking bad ..it is time to withdraw..1st game to the Germans
looking across to the German lines