Luke and I played a Flames of War game last night to prepare for the Guns of August I-95 tournament - this also counts for Overlord! The tournament format requires 1500 point, open, Late War, Mech or Tanks with only 1 Arty platoon, maximum. We decided to play a bit terrain-heavy, as that would better simulate the likely boards.
Eric has stated that most of the missions will be Mobile Battles, so we rolled randomly - Counter Attack. Ugh. This is a tough mission for Tank Companies, and Luke was unfortunate in rolling to Defend. With his list he only gets two of his eight platoons starting on the board, while I get everything.
Luke's US TDs:
I think this mission is very, very hard for the defender if both companies are armor. Luke had very little chance, and I did nothing magical -- I just pushed models and rolled dice. I think we both learned some things about this mission and we both learned a lot about our lists -- not a bad night, indeed.
I like this list, but I am not sure I want to run Germans for this tournament. I may just have to pull out the RV Cromwells I like so much. I have a couple of weeks to decide.