|The whistle blows and it is kick off time.|
My US Rifles Force from a Bulge book
1iC and 2iC (1 x SMG upgrade) (CT)
Combat 1 Full Rifle Platoon with 4 x Bazooka option (CT)
Combat 2 as above (CT)
Air Support Priority Thunderbolts
4 x 76mm Shermans (CV)
Artillery 6 x Priests (and observer Sherman tank) (CV)
Germans from a Market Garden Book
HQ 2 x SMG teams
Heavy Platoon (HMGs and mortar I think)
1 x Infantry Horde (Reluctant Trained)
1 x Infantry extreme psychopath elites (SS Fearless Vets with Shrecks, Fausts and a Death Wish)
6 x Neb Rocket Artillery
3 x Panzer IV
AA platoon (1 x 88, 2 x 20mm)
We rolled up 'Hold The Line'. I prefer 'No Retreat' over this mission but that's the way the dice fell. Infantry facing Infantry so dice roll for attacker = Germans attacking. Deployment meant I deployed 1 x Infantry Platoon near the forward objective and in ambush was the 76mm Shermans.
How did it roll out?
The American infantry shivered in foxholes not really knowing if support would ever come. They had orders to hold this area until relieved. They saw from a tree line advancing towards them a horde of Germans packed tightly together. Soon followed by German Panzers. They did not feel safe and secure..far from it.
US reinforcements in the way of a battery of priests and a Sherman artillery observer arrived from the rear but could only bring fire on a few exposed teams of German infantry that now held an objective in possession. The Sherman Artillery observer was to later have his pay docked due to neglecting to be deployed on the battlefield earlier. The Sherman tank platoon quickly moved to attack and assault this horde but despite destroying some teams and forcing them back it meant that the objective was still in German hands as the sun went down and the Americans had to withdraw form this battlefield.
I learnt a lot but I am keen to try this point limit out again and also American Infantry. The Late War lists gives them excellent support options. I am considering dropping the Air Support altogether or at least drop it to limited and perhaps consider making the infantry Veterans rather than trained. It would be good to fit in a recon element though. I usually have one in most lists I play and they usually have a role to play.
|Shermans materialize from ambush and delete some Heavy infantry teams in the plowed field.|
|SS loonys meet American Metal and the SS decide that they are actually required urgently some where else.|
|The horde going into Pacman formation about to make ghosts of the US Infantry. Shermans look on helpless.|
|We own it now suckers!|
Cheers from The Kiwi (Brendon)