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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Mid War 1500 point Test Battle: Gurkhas vs. Grenadiers

We decided to play Hold The Line, as that is one of the missions in the upcoming December 3rd i95 Tournament. The Indians were the attackers and decided to do a Night Fight. The Germans deployed 1 unit of Grenadier with all 4 HMGS attached, 1 unit of Pioneers to get the wire down, and the Panzer IIIMs in Ambush.


Indian Gurkha Company
  • Indian Co Gurkhas HQ (Sticky Bombs) (2 - Blacken Bombards)
  • 1st Gurkhas Rifle Plt Hq Rilfe/MG, 6 Rifle/MG, Lt Mortar, AT Rifle (Sticky Bombs)
  • 2nd Gurkhas Rifle Plt Hq Rilfe/MG, 6 Rifle/MG, Lt Mortar, AT Rifle (Sticky Bombs)
  • 3rd Gurkhas Rifle Plt Hq Rilfe/MG, 6 Rifle/MG, Lt Mortar (Sticky Bombs)
  • 3 Matildas (played by Churchills)
  • Mortar Platoon HQ, 3 Obsvr, 6 3" motars
  • Royal Artillery 3 HQ 2 Obsvr, 8 25 pdr
  • Limited Air
German Grenadiers
  • Grenadierkompanie HQ - 2 Command Panzerknacker SMG teams
  • 1st Grenadier Platoon - 1 Command Panzerknacker SMG team, 6 Rifle/MG Teams
  • 2nd Grenadier Platoon - 1 Command Panzerknacker SMG team, 6 Rifle/MG Teams
  • Grenadier Machine-gun Platoon - 1 Command Panzerknacker SMG Team, 4 MG42 HMGs
  • Grenadier Infantry Gun Platoon - Command SMG Team, Observer Rifle Team, 2 7.5cm lelIG18 Guns
  • Grenadier Pioneer Platoon - Command Pioneer Rifle Team, 1 Pioneer Supply Trucks, 6 Pioneer Rifle Teams
  • 4 Panzer IIIMs with Schurzen
  • 3 15cm NW41 Neblewerfers
  • Limited Air - Ju87D








TURN 1

Germans on the left with one objective at the top, and one at the bottom. Indians are going to make a push from the Artillery park to the bridge.

Grenadiers hold the forward objective behind the wire.

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Pioneers in position to hold the bridge.

3 Gurkha platoons prepare to advance under darkness toward the bridge.

Hordes of artillery - the Churchills are actually Matildas!






COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
Indian Gurkha Company
  • None
German Grenadiers
    none







TURN SUMMARY
Indian Gurkha Company:The Gurkhas advance toward the bridge. One battery of the 25pdrs dig in.
German Grenadiers:The Grenadier platoon moves as fast as it can to help the Pioneers who face 3 to 1 odds. No reserves arrive.






TURN 2

Gurkhas and Matildas advance to the bridge.

A 25pdr battery ranges in on the Grenadiers pinning them.






COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
Indian Gurkha Company
  • None
German Grenadiers
    none







TURN SUMMARY
Indian Gurkha Company:Artillery pins the Grenadiers in the dark, but cause no casualties. Gurkhas continue to advance in darkness.
German Grenadiers:The Grenadier platoon fails to unpin, thus hampering the attempt to reinforce the Pioneers now facing 4 enemy platoons.






TURN 3

Indians move up to assault, trying to avoid the barb wire.

All 3 assaults repulsed in Defensive Fire!






COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
Indian Gurkha Company
  • 1st Gurkha Infantry Platoon - 2 Rifle/MG Teams
  • 2nd Gurkha Infantry Platoon - 2 Rifle/MG Teams
German Grenadiers
    none







TURN SUMMARY
Indian Gurkha Company:The Indians move up to assault, but all 3 assaults are repulsed by the Germans!
German Grenadiers:The Germans hold on tight and get some reinforcements in the form of Neblewerfers and a Grenadier platoon.






TURN 4

Eric moves the Matildas and Gurkhas up into position.

25pdrs pin the Grenadiers.

The Grenadiers and Pioneers withdrawl from Assault with bloodied noses...

... but they did take out the 3 Matildas in the process.

The Germans spring the Ambush!

The Pioneers flame the Gurkhas!

The Nebs range in and kill 1 team.

The Panzer IIIs, Pioneers and Grenadiers wipe out a unit of Gurkhas.






COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
Indian Gurkha Company
  • 1st Gurkha Infantry Platoon - 4 Rifle/MG Teams, Anti-Tank Rifle Team - Routed!
  • 2nd Gurkha Infantry Platoon -3 Rifle/MG Teams, Anti-Tank Rifle Team
  • 3rd Gurkha Infantry Platoon -1 Rifle/MG Team
German Grenadiers
  • 1st Grenadier Platoon - 1 HMG, 2 Rifle/MG Team
  • Pioneer Platoon - 2 Rifle Teams
  • none







TURN SUMMARY
Indian Gurkha Company:Dawn breaks. The Indian 25pdrs range in and the assualts finally start to see some success, though at the cost of all 3 Matildas.
German Grenadiers:Dawn breaks and the Panzer IIIMs appear from the misty wheat field. The infantry destroy a Gurkha unit, then mostly consolidate and set up a defensive line.






TURN 5

Massive carnage from the bombardments.

2 Panzers are bailed from fire.

2 Panzers move to stop the advancing Indians.

German rockets continue to hammer the Indians.

The panzers shoot and miss with all MG shots. Amazing!






COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
Indian Gurkha Company
  • 1st Gurkha Infantry Platoon - 4 Rifle/MG Teams, Anti-Tank Rifle Team - Routed!
  • 2nd Gurkha Infantry Platoon -4 Rifle/MG Teams, Anti-Tank Rifle Team, Light Mortar Team
  • 3rd Gurkha Infantry Platoon -1 Rifle/MG Team, Light Mortar Team
German Grenadiers
  • 1st Grenadier Platoon - 1 HMG, 5 Rifle/MG Team, 2iC, CiC - Routed!
  • Pioneer Platoon - 3 Rifle Teams
  • Observer Team
  • none







TURN SUMMARY
Indian Gurkha Company:The Germans shoot down the Allied air. Artillery continues to do massive damage and the bloodied Gurkhas advance relentlessly, assaulting an observer. Shooting bailed 2 Panzer IIIMs. The wounded Grenadier platoon is routed along with the 2iC and CiC.
German Grenadiers:The Allies return the favor and shoot down the German Stukas. The Germans move to counter the advancing enemy and continue to shell targets of opportunity. Both Panzers fail to recover from being Bailed from fire.






TURN 6

25pdrs hammer the Nebs.

Indians assault the 2 bailed tanks.

This assault is stopped in Defensive Fire, but only casualty.






COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
Indian Gurkha Company
  • 1st Gurkha Infantry Platoon - 4 Rifle/MG Teams, Anti-Tank Rifle Team - Routed!
  • 2nd Gurkha Infantry Platoon -4 Rifle/MG Teams, Anti-Tank Rifle Team, Light Mortar Team, 2iC, CiC - Routed!
  • 3rd Gurkha Infantry Platoon -1 Rifle/MG Team, Light Mortar Team
German Grenadiers
  • 1st Grenadier Platoon - 1 HMG, 5 Rifle/MG Team, 2iC, CiC - Routed!
  • Pioneer Platoon - 3 Rifle Team
  • 2 Panzer IIIMs
  • 2 Neblewerfers,Observer Team
  • none







TURN SUMMARY
Indian Gurkha Company:Again, the Allies have planes shot down by the Germans.
German Grenadiers:






TURN 7

The Germans are all concentrated on defending 1 objective.

Artillery pounds the remaining Grenadiers.

The Infantry Guns take fire as well, but no casualties.

The Pioneers are finally wiped out in Assault.

To save the game, the remaining PzIIIMs have to assault the Indians in the woods. No kills in shooting, only 1 hit in Assault and the Indians hang on with a Morale check for the win.






COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
Indian Gurkha Company
  • 1st Gurkha Infantry Platoon - 4 Rifle/MG Teams, Anti-Tank Rifle Team - Routed!
  • 2nd Gurkha Infantry Platoon -4 Rifle/MG Teams, Anti-Tank Gun Team, Light Mortar Team, 2iC, CiC - Routed!
  • 3rd Gurkha Infantry Platoon -1 Rifle/MG Team, Light Mortar Team
German Grenadiers
  • 1st Grenadier Platoon - 1 HMG, 5 Rifle/MG Teams, 2iC, CiC - Routed!
  • 2nd Grenadier Platoon - 2 Rifle/MG Teams
  • Pioneer Platoon - 7 Rifle Teams - Destoyed!
  • 4 Panzer IIIMs - Destroyed!
  • 2 Neblewerfers, Observer Team
  • none







TURN SUMMARY
Indian Gurkha Company:Allies push their wounded unit up to the far objective and wipe out the Pioneers to a man.
German Grenadiers:Desperate to keep the enemy off the objective, the Panzers have horrible luck and get killed int he woods.
This game was 5 hours long. In a tournament, the Genadiers held on long enough to win. This battle was so long, Eric and I both were just happy to get it over with in the end. Both lists seem solid.




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9 comments:

JFaria said...

Nice report!

W.DesertForce said...

Which company are those Brit infantry from? I don't recognize the poses.

locker.wheelie said...

Ditto on the nice report. Noob question: Is that a 4'x4' table? What size tables do you typically play on and what size table are used in tournament play? I've always assumed 6'x4' would be used.

indierockclimber said...

Thanks guys- this was all Dirty Jon!

All 6'x4', locker.

Not sure W.D, but I'll ask

Wodensraven said...

Nice batrep ^^
I have nearly finished painting my Gurkha army, my fave figs i have are the ones are the that have their Kukhuri drawn they look menacing and ready to give Jerry 'ell.

indierockclimber said...

This really makes me want to paint some Indians/Ghurkas. Had em on my radar for a long time- might need to do that. But I think if I were to tackle a new desert force, I'd probably knock out some Fucilieri.

SinSynn said...

Surprise victory for the Indians...those guys are tough!

Dirty Jon said...

@WD: I think they are old Battlefront, but I am not sure. Eric never answered us and he might not know -- he got them at a yard sale. Yes, a yard sale.

Wodensraven said...

@WD well abot 85% of my Gurkha Army are actual Gurkha minis (not proxies, some even have their Kukhuris drawn) from Eureka Miniatures and Kerr & King, both are quality minis and they mix ok with BF stuff as well.

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