Sunday, February 24, 2013

El Guettar Turns 1 and 2

Tim and I have completed the first two battles of our El Guettar campaign.  Each battle represents one game turn.  The first battle was Hold the Line with the Germans defending.  Tim brought a Panzer Grenadier company with lots of dismounted grenadiers, some Pak40s, a couple 88s and some artillery.  He also brought some air support.  The US forces consisted of a Tank company with some Shermans, Lees, M3 TD and T19 artillery.  The US has sporatic air support.

The battle was close and a real nail-biter.  The US pushed hard for a single objective and lost a tank platoon right at the start.  Things quickly turned and the US pulled out a 5-2 win.

The battle was Breakthrough with the same forces.  The US was the attacker again.  This game was a first for me in that it was the first time that I used a smoke barrage and actually had it work.  The US would take this game also by a 5-2 score.

The US is off to a good start in the campaign, winner the first two games and capturing the first objective - Kasserine.  The cost was high.  Here is the scoring so far:

Victory Points
US - 10
German -4

US - 20
Germans - 14

Vehicles lost
US - 20
Germans - 0

Guns lost
US - 0
Germans - 5

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