HQ, 2x shreks, 2x stummels
10x FJ + P/K
10x FJ + P/K
3x neb 42
Panzer II turret
2x pak 40 nests
3x gun pits
The Cassino ruin was at the edge of my deployment zone. Dale's 2x T34 companeis ended up deployed on opposite quarters.
I changed the location of the marders- deciding against this location in front of 10x T34s- and changing to put them opposite the other T34s (which were in the opposite side) almost cost me the game on turn 2 & 3.
T34s prepare t advance- I've always liked Dale's T34s. His mid war horde was a real pain to face- I've loaned him some Green T34/85s as he doesn't have any.
Turn 2 the horde assaults- after destroying the pak nest.
This isn't looking good!
Not good at all. I foolishly counter attacked after losing 4 teams on round 1- I either missed or Dale saved all panzerknacker/shrek saves and decimated the platoon- leaving me with 2 rather stunned stands vs 10 tanks!
The platoon commander just remains in contesting range!
Meanwhile my immediate ambush troops (marders which stayed GtG) and the other T34s ignored each other. At this point Andrew, one of the original members when we established TAG, playing his first FoW game in 6 years, joined Dale to command half the Soviet force.
Luckily the stugs then turned up and between them and the marders- two who bogged (skill tests) in the rubble started sniping the T34s and started wearing them down. The other FJ platoon managed to move through the trenches to bolster the, rather shakey, defence.
I manage to bail a few tanks with stugs and marders
On the other flank Andrew moves forward, knokcing out two marders.
The pak nest takes out a couple of tanks though.
Finally the FJ manage to see off the t4s- the T34s fail to counter attack, leaving 4 burning hulls and the survivors flee.
The SUs die to FJ assault.
This is getting embarrassing! Its only a T34/76!
Dales thoughts on SU 100s half way through the game?
"These are "F&%ken shit!"
My reply? "See, I told you!"
However Dale is now keen to go to Conquest and is threatening to unleash a list he's wantded to run for a long, long time...King tigers. Just because that is the random stuff he enjoys.I wqillt ake my version of the T34 lsit against it- SU 152s + Razvedki from FEII rather than the SU 100s.
It as great to get a game in vs Dale after such a long time- hopefully we can get some more regular games going, and now Andrew is back he's looking keen too.
Changes to the FJ?
Drop the NW 42 for NW 41 (which have smoke) and get some more trenches and take a couple of Flak 38 nests instead of the 2nd HMG bunker. The 2+ save kept me from being rolled over on turn 2! I quite like these Green Devils!