JON'S GUARDS ARMORED
BRIAN'S FALLSCHIRMJAEGER FROM HELL'S HIGHWAY
For this rematch, I went with the same list as last time (Lots of Cromwells, Guards Infantry, Carriers, Stuarts, Recon), and Brian went with an FJ list from Hell's Highway. This time, we rolled Encounter and Brian got to be the attacker.
Brian's Left Flank
We both placed an Objective in the Center of our own territory, then put an Objective on the enemy's left part of the board. This made the Objectives pretty staggered.
Brian chose to put on 2 units of FJs and the PAK 40s. I went with all 3 Recce, having picked the Carriers for my Column platoon.
Brian put a platoon of FJs on his right objective (with CiC and Von der Necro), and a unit of FJs plus PAK 40s on the center objective. Since I had 3 Recce platoons, I put the carriers in the middle on my side and the Stewarts and Daimlers/Dingos Ate My Baby! on the left side -- I put nothin on my right objective -- risky! The CiC and 2iC both went down with the Stewarts. I was scared of his ambushing shrek/faust pit things.
With my Recce moves, I moved up on my left towards Brian's objective, and put the carriers in the middle.
TURNS ONE AND TWO
Jon: Moved the Stewarts, Daimlers/Dingos and Command Cromwells up and shoot he FJs. I kill the mortar observer!
Recce pushes on Jon's left.
Jon's Center objective.
Brian's point of view.
Recce moves through the town.
More of Jon's aggressive push.
Stuarts open up.
Jon: I shoot the FJs on my left again, but do nothing. I used the Daimler/Dingo unit to lift GTG. The Carrier move into the town.
Brian's Stugs Arrive from Reserve
Jon: I get a Cromwell platoon from reserve on my left corner and move it up towards the bridge, not wanting to risk skill checks across the river. The Carriers double-time it down toward the uncovered objective on my right. The Stewarts, Dingos and Command keep shooting the left FJs with little result.
Opening up on the dug in Germans
Carriers Double Time
Cromwells Arrive from Reserve
Tank Trap Teams revealed
The board from Jon's POV
Carriers Being Sneaky
Model's Eye View
Jon: I get Reserves, and the 2nd Cromwell platoon appears and side-shots the Stugs, killing 1. The other Cromwell platoon heads across the bridge and shoots at the PAK 40s and Mortars. 1 Mortar down.
Crossing the water
Jon: The Guards Infantry comes in right where I want them and threaten the Stugs. The Carriers re-mount and do the safe thing -- cover the objective. The center Cromwells shoot the Stugs, and kill 1. The left Cromwells sit tight and semi-indirect fire the PAK40s and kill one. The CiC, 2iC and Daimler/Dingos pull away from the left and head for the bridge.
Recoilles Rifles arrive
Jon's Left Flank
British Infantry Arrives from Reserve
TURNS 7,8,9... ?
Jon: The Stewarts hold down the FJs on my left while the Daimler/Dingos and Command Tanks rush the remaining PAK 40. When Brian's FJs get in the open, I rush them with everything I have and shoot them up pretty bad. A final Assault by the Cromwells across the Very Difficult river crossing pretty much seals the deal for the Brits.
British Rifles secure their objective