Sean and I decided it'd been a while since we visited the desert in Flames of War, and decided to change that! We whipped together two army lists and rolled to see who ran what. We also rolled for scenario- let the dice decide baby!
Steven's German Schutzen- Defending.
*HQ + Panzerknackers + 2 HMGs
*3x Schutzen Platoons. All with the 81mm Mortars, 1 with a Pak 38.
*8.8 Battery w/ extra crew
*Panzer Platoon w/ 2 Panzer IV F1 and 2 Panzer IV F2
*Kampfgruppe with 2 MG teams to get to 8 platoons.
*3x Rifle Platoons
*Scout Carriers + Extra AA MGs
*Full 8 gun 25 pounder battery
Sean spends the next few turns getting his infantry into position, and continuing to pepper the defenders with artillery fire.
|Sean assaults with the Humbers! The end result is 2 bailed and a failed assault.|
At this point we've played very quickly and decide to call it. The Brits are out their Valentines, Matildas and Scouts. Their main effort has been stymied and German reserves are now all on the board.
In all, it was fun to get this on the table, even if the battle wasn't exactly a nailbiter!