|Posted by Panzer Mom on April 25, 2017 at 10:55 PM|
With our new 6x4 table complete as well as our new mountain terrain we just had to get a game in! So, I was challenged by my husband MadIrishTank and his British Army against my German army, to the winner would be another territory on our Campaign map. I have been losing ground lately with the Soviets and British closing in and this was an important battle for my Germans we just had to win!
British vs Germans
Objective: To capture the intelligence capsule and retreat off the board.
Points: 500 point Army
Recourses spent: 1 Fuel by the British Army
Recourses to the winner: Top Secret Ability (to be able to see force your opponent to show their army list prior to the game starting)
The Objective was placed on the battle field :
And let the rounds begin! The British were off to a fast paced start by deploying the SAS Jeep with their first turn!
With the SAS Jeep charging up the middle of the table the Germans scrambled to get their forces on the table by deploying the Waffen SS Squad :
And the Brits move to take overwatch on one of the mountains :
At the very end of round 1 the British place their bombardment token :
At the Beginning of Round 2 the Bombardment hit and my husband rolled a 5 and then he rolled a 6 for distance. 4 Units were hit and I lost 3 men and had multiple pin markers.
During the middle of round 2 I moved Hans up the mountain and was about to place my bombardment marker when my husband asks “ May I make a suggestion?” He was smiling that winsome smile of his so I said “Yes” he then proceeded to convince me that laying my bombardment marker was not a good thing to do since he hadn’t finished all his movements. He suggested I wait until the end of the turn and move Hans last and then place the Bombardment token. That way none of the units targeted have time to move out of the way before the bombardment arrives. I have a problem when my husband smiles at me, I tend to lose all common sense and can’t keep my thoughts straight and I agreed and did not place my marker even though I had moved Hans. This proved to be a huge mistake on my part.
What happened next felt like a betrayal, while still smiling at me he went ahead and moved his SAS Jeep around to face Hans and they fired shots at him :
And they succeeded in taking Hans out :
Hans was quickly escorted off the battle field to fight another day, but what I had totally forgotten was the SAS Jeep had three big guns! They turned and opened fire on my flame throwers and destroyed them.
Then the SAS Jeep opened fire on the Heer Grenadier Squad Unit and they took losses. That SAS Jeep is devastating to troops if it gets close up and personal:
With only a few deployment chips left my Germans just could not pass their morale checks from the being pinned. And the third round began with the Brits drawing first so they swooped in an took the objective :
And then Battle ensues :
With more British Troops moving in the Germans just could not seem to catch up and having those pin markers made it that much more difficult Until the German Grenadier Squad decided to take a bold action and assault the troops who were holding the objective :
Three lonely Geman Soldiers charged in on the Brits and I rolled :
Finally the battle is turning in the Germans favor and at the end of the assult one lonely German remains to take the objective :
To the German solider this was a small victory, but he soon realized the peril he was in as he was surrounded by British troops:
Next the British MMG Team opens fire and riddle my lonely German Soldier full of lead :
The British infantry step in to cover the objective :
The Germans watch in dismay as more Troops arrive over the horizon :
And the British Sniper team took control of the objective and made it off the board :
With the end of this game, I have lost another territory and the Brits and Soviets are pressing in. I shall hunker down and gather my strength to fight another day for Victory!!
Until next time