The Canadian forces consist of an infantry platoon of 3 x Squads, a PIAT crew, light mortar, platoon command section, a Bren carrier recce section, a Sherman troop with an extra Sherman, a lloyd carrier with 6 lb'er AT gun with a 3 man loader team, a forward headquarters, and 2 x M10 Wolverine TDs. They also have a 25 lb'r battery as part of the Battlegroup as well as an FO section. BP is 37.
|The full Canadian force minus the Artillery battery.|
The German forces have an SS panzergrenadier platoon of 3 x squads, 2 x Panzer IVHs, 2 Panthers, a Panzerschreck Team, a recon foot patrol, sniper, a PAK40 AT gun with 3 man loader crew, and forward headquarters mounted in a halftrack. BP is 32. The Germans are also "veteran."
I played the "Flanking Attack" mission from the Battlegroup: Kursk rulebook.
|The full German force.|
|German sniper skulks into position|
|German LMG team|
|recon squad moving up|
|Canadian Armor moving into position|
|Candians claim an objective and the TD scans for targets|
|armor pouring up to the front!|
|German senior officer on scene and directing traffic!|
|Big cats stalking prey|
|meanwhile teabreak must be over as the Canadian infantry start arriving|
|The nice looking Sherman is standing in for a Firefly and was painted by Dave.|
|The 6 lb'er gets into position. It would end up forcing a pin on one of the Panthers, but that's about all it could do.|
|SS Panzer IV taking pot shots at the tank destroyers. This one would knock out a sherman before he was himself knocked out.|
|Canadian infantry starts to fire at the Germans in the yellow house. Those poor fellows' trouble is just beginning...|
|The recon troops try some AREA FIRE with the MG42 and it pins down the Canadian squad.|
|The CO has had enough and calls in the heavy stuff. 25 lb'r fire coming up boys! Keep your heads down!|
|All the units outside the house are pinned. The extra loader teams got the artillery another shot.|
|meanwhile back in the village...|
|Canadians go for broke at the yellow house. This squad bounds up as another squad lays on fire.|
Turn 4 was a very bad turn for the Germans. Not only did they lose their grip on their right flank (the yellow house) but they lost the Panzerschrek team, an LMG team, and a rifle team and that meant alot of chit draws.
|Finally the armor scores a hit! The Bren carrier burns.|
|The Shermans are busy earning their pay as well and they take out a Panzer IV.|
|Panther broke from cover to assault this objective|
|textbook maneuver! The Canadians have just about taken the house - here a squad has it flanked.|
|The remaining infantry move up to assault the yellow house.|
|Roof is off to denote damage from the artillery.|
|The firefly takes a long range shot almost 40 inches, and somehow manages to kill this cat.|
|Toe Hold on the Village!|
There is something fun about playing with individually based troops as well although I think if I would have played with team bases, the game would be going a little faster.