Nigel and I vs Brad and Kent. Each player ran an 1100pt company.
2x M4 Shermans
4x M4 Shermans
4x 76mm Shermans
4x recon teams (including bazooka)
2x reduced strength armoured rifles platoons
2x (attached) 57mm AT guns
4x hellcats (CT)
3x priests + observer Sherman.
Kent took his Panzer Lehr mechanised infantry:
HQ + 2x tank hunters
2x full armoured PG platoons
Brad ran a Lehr panzer company
2x Panzer IVs
4x panzer IVs
We played surrounded to test the closing of the gap- the German reserves representing the forces escaping the pocket to safety. As with all our doubles games we played on a 6x5 table and added an extra objective to defend.
We played that each side deployed one company the second company came on as reserves (or delayed reserves). As it was closing the gap the Americans got to attack.
Result: Victory to the US. The Germans were stretched quite thin and the US reserves were able to exploit the gaps in the line. I'm not sure if the third objective is a good idea in this one, it might have made it a tad hard to defend but Kent and Brad didn't think it was unfair so we will see. We'll try it again with only 2 objectives soon.