A dearth of gaming this summer but we carved out some time for a small-ish game (American vrs German, 350 points, 23-26 breakpoints) of Battlegroup at Ken's house with his excellent 20mm kit and terrain.
The scenario chosen was the "Recce Screen" scenario from the Overlord book and featured a reinforced American platoon trying to outflank the heavy defenses at Isigny, in France. Elements of Company A, 1st Battalion, 115th Infantry are on the move and American forces are keeping the pressure on the Germans in the drive across the hedgerows of Normandy.
The Germans also have a reinforced Kampfgruppe with recce, an infantry platoon, and a Stug, along with a battery of 105mm artillery in support. With no shortage of firepower, the Germans lacked for nothing in this game except good luck.
|German fusilier recon patrol at the farmhouse!|
|US Recce next to an objective|
|Note the farmhouse where the German LMG crew has been pinned in the center.|
|Dave sends the rifle team around to flank the jeep crew.|
By the time the scout battle is over, (Turn 6) Dave's reinforcements march onto the table, singing in traditional German fashion, led by the Stug, who is looking for payback after the destruction of the 222.
|Stug trundling down the road followed by Infantry.|
|American jeep's remaining hours are numbered here.|
|Turn 6, US Troops flood the table, including 2 of 3 Sherman tanks and a ton of infantry.|
|The old "panzerfaust through the window" shot! Gets them every time.|
|Meanwhile the US platoon storms onto the table!|
|The 2 Sherman tanks ganging up on the Stug at the farmhouse. Dave's BP is getting pretty high by now.|
|American infantry breaking through the treeline to get at the farmhouse.|
|Stug burning and General Bradley gets his breakthrough!|
|Note the German squad only 1 field away from the damaged and immobilized Sherman!|