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Saturday, July 2, 2011

29th Infantry Division vs Panzergrenadiers in No Retreat


JONATHAN'S GERMAN PANZERGRENADIERS
  • HQ + Fausts
  • Panzergrenadier Platoon + Faust
  • Panzergrenadier Platoon + Faust
  • Panzergrenadier Platoon + Faust
  • King Tiger (Schnell and Every Shot Counts)
  • 4x Panzer IV H
  • 21cm Nebelwerfer Battery

STEVEN'S 29th INFANTRY DIVISION
  • HQ + Bazooka
  • Pioneer Rifle Platoon
  • Pioneer Rifle Platoon
  • Pioneer Rifle Platoon
  • 81mm Mortars (4 tubes)
  • 105mm Battery
  • Cav Recon Patrol
  • 3x Crocodiles
  • Bunker Buster Platoon (2x 155mm SP)
  • AOP

Jonathan is a local area Richmond gamer, but has yet to play a game at my place. He's still relatively new, so like my two previous games with Chris and Joe, I walked him through a lot of decisions, pointing pros and cons that may not be obvious to him, and ensured we had a great game! And my lord it was a close one.

The Mission is No Retreat.


TURN ONE AND DEPLOYMENT


The Germans begin with 2 Panzergrenadier platoons on the board with the Panzer IVs in ambush. Objectives are in the left center near the house, and between the two woods in the bottom. The americans (from top to bottom): Rifle Platoon & Crocodiles, 81mm Mortars, Cav Recon, Bunker Busters, Rifle Platoon, 105s, Rifle Platoon.

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Panzergrenadiers ready themselves.


Panzergrenadiers on the left.


Dogfaces ready to move out.


British Crocodiles.


The Americans swarm forward


Cav recon leads the way on the right flank.


Nebelwerfers immediately arrive from reserve!


COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY


US
none


GERMANS
none


TURN ONE SUMMARY

US: The US advance across the entire front.
GERMAN: Nebelwerfers arrive from reserve.


TURN TWO


*note: This picture is taken after a few platoons for the yanks have already moved.


Americans slog through the swamp.


Bunker Busters take up position on the hill.


One of the Churchills throws a track.


Tiger II 213 arrives from reserve


Panzergrenadiers open up on the yanks!


COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY


US
North Rifle Platoon: 1 stand


GERMANS
none


TURN TWO SUMMARY

US: The US continue advancing
GERMAN: The King arrives from reserve.


TURN THREE




105s rain down on the King tiger, bailing him out!


81s lay down a smoke barrage to cover the advance.


Panzergrenadiers arrive from reserve!


The king remounts and drives forward.


The king tiger stormtroopers right into a tree.


COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY


US
North Rifle Platoon: 1 stand


GERMANS
none


TURN THREE SUMMARY

US: The US continue advancing
GERMAN: Panzergrenadiers arrive from reserve in the south.


TURN FOUR




A bunker buster knocks out a panzergrenadier stand- the first German casualty!


105s slam into the Panzergrenadiers, causing no casualties but pinning them down.


The first Crocodile opens up on the defenders, pinning them down.


Under the cover of smoke, the Americans assault!


Likewise, they assault in the south flank as well.


In the south, the Americans are victorious! The defending platoon breaks taking the company commander with them.


The Germans spring their Panzer IV ambush to counter the American success. They are far away form the objective, and must brave the forest and the pioneers if the germans are to have a chance.


The situation in the South.


The Panzer IVs move into assault range with MGs blazing.


Nebelwerfers open fire.


And slam into the 155s, but do no lasting damage.


Miraculously, the Panzer IVs slam into the American defenders, wiping them out along with the company command!



COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY


US
HQ Company Command: DESTROYED
South Rifle Platoon: DESTROYED
North Rifle Platoon: 1 stand


GERMANS
South Panzergrenadiers: DESTROYED
North Panzergrenadiers: 3 Stands


TURN FOUR SUMMARY

US: The US assault on both flanks. Both assaults are initially succesful, pushing the defenders back
GERMAN: Panzer IVs spring their ambush and charge forward, wiping out the American sucesses in the South.


TURN FIVE


The second US platoon moves up, attempting to catch the two Panzer IVs before their comrades free themselves!


In the North, the Americans and Crocodiles push forward.


The yanks assault the tanks, knocking one out!


But are then forced back.


Panzergrenadier reinforcements shift left.


Nebelwerfers slam into the Americans in the North.


The American North.


COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY


US
HQ Company Command: DESTROYED
South Rifle Platoon: DESTROYED
2nd South Rifle Platoon: 2 stands
North Rifle Platoon: 6 stands


GERMANS
HQ: Company Command- DESTROYED
South Panzergrenadiers: DESTROYED
North Panzergrenadiers: 4 Stands
Panzer IVs: 1 Tank


TURN FIVE SUMMARY

US: The US continue forward. Pioneers assault the Panzer IVs, knocking one out.
GERMAN: Reserves shift northwards, the Panzer IVs in the south consolidate.


TURN SIX




105s slam into the reserve Panzergrenadiers.


Yanks move forward to assault.


But the shooting is so successful, the Panzergrenadier reserves are annihilated. Return fire from the weak panzergrenadiers remaining, runs off the Americans!


Panzer IVs face off against their enemy.


COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY


US
HQ Company Command: DESTROYED
South Rifle Platoon: DESTROYED
North Rifle Platoon: DESTROYED
2nd South Rifle Platoon: 2 stands
Crocodiles: 1 tank


GERMANS
HQ: Company Command- DESTROYED
South Panzergrenadiers: DESTROYED
"Reserve" Panzergrenadiers: DESTROYED
North Panzergrenadiers: 4 Stands
Nebelwerfers: 1 gun
Panzer IVs: 1 Tank


TURN SIX SUMMARY

US: The US continue forward. Pioneers assault the Panzer IVs, knocking one out.
GERMAN: Reserves shift northwards, the Panzer IVs in the south consolidate.


TURN SEVEN




TWO Crocs open up on the bogged King Tiger- and it miraculously survives the hellfire!


A croc knocks out a nebelwerfer, as the cav recon pushes down the road.


The King Tiger frees itself and returns fire, knocking out a croc.


The cav recon jeeps are destroyed, but the M8 holds his ground!


The Panzer IVs open up with their MGs, and I fail 8 out of 9 saves! The Americans are wiped out!



COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY


US
HQ Company Command: DESTROYED
South Rifle Platoon: DESTROYED
North Rifle Platoon: DESTROYED
2nd South Rifle Platoon: DESTROYED
Cav Recon: 2 jeeps destroyed
Crocodiles: 1 tank


GERMANS
HQ: Company Command- DESTROYED
South Panzergrenadiers: DESTROYED
"Reserve" Panzergrenadiers: DESTROYED
North Panzergrenadiers: 4 Stands
Nebelwerfers: 1 gun
Panzer IVs: 1 Tank


TURN SEVEN SUMMARY

US: The American attack has completely petered out. The core company is completely annhilated.
GERMAN: The Panzer IVs in the south have successfully knocked out 2 American platoons. In the center, they are battered but hold


TURN EIGHT




The mortars smoke the king tiger as the Crocs hook behind it.


The Lone M8 charges forward, 50 cal blazing and assaults the nebelwerfers, knocking one gun out!


The Panzer IVs drive forward, firing on the Bunker Busters. One Panzer IV bogs in the wood.


COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY


US
HQ Company Command: DESTROYED
South Rifle Platoon: DESTROYED
North Rifle Platoon: DESTROYED
2nd South Rifle Platoon: DESTROYED
Cav Recon: 2 jeeps destroyed
Crocodiles: 1 tank


GERMANS
HQ: Company Command- DESTROYED
South Panzergrenadiers: DESTROYED
"Reserve" Panzergrenadiers: DESTROYED
North Panzergrenadiers: 4 Stands
Nebelwerfers: 2 guns
Panzer IVs: 1 Tank


TURN EIGHT SUMMARY

US: The Americans Push forward with what little they have. The Lone Cav Recon M8 bravely assaults the Nebelwerfers. The Crocs hook behind the King Tiger.
GERMAN: The King Tiger's Limited traverse saves the crocs for one round. The Panzer IVs move out!


TURN NINE




The 155s open fire on the Panzer IVs knocking one out. The 105s join in, bailing the other!


The Panzer IVs break!


The M8 knocks out another nebelwerfer with the trusty .50 cal!


The M8 assaults, but there is fight left in the nebelwerfer commander! Both forces are now at half strength.

At the start of Jonathan's turn, the nebelwerfer commander must make a sole survivor check, which he fails. This puts him at 4 destroyed platoons with no Company Command.


COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY


US
HQ Company Command: DESTROYED
South Rifle Platoon: DESTROYED
North Rifle Platoon: DESTROYED
2nd South Rifle Platoon: DESTROYED
Cav Recon: DESTROYED
Crocodiles: 1 tank


GERMANS
HQ: Company Command- DESTROYED
South Panzergrenadiers: DESTROYED
"Reserve" Panzergrenadiers: DESTROYED
Nebelwerfers: DESTROYED
Panzer IVs: DESTROYED
North Panzergrenadiers: 4 Stands

4 comments:

Tyler said...

Wow! Awesome battle. The close ones are always the best.

cbaxter said...

That is a cool looking fight. Nice.

Neal Smith said...

Oh the humanity! That was a lot of action and casualties everywhere!

indierockclimber said...

'twas a bloody one!

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