The first round of our two round event saw me matched up against the TO, Keith and his 'Honey' Stuarts on a very barren desert table. The mission was Dust Up.
|On Turn One Keith moved his Motor Platoon up to take the large ridge of Very Difficult terrain, supported by his 1iC.|
|I also moved out to take the ridgeline with my Infanterie, thinning his numbers a little.|
|Keith's 'Honeys' decided to show up together, and immediately made a push for the oasis objective. They destroyed two PaKs with MG fire, pinning them in the process. With little to contest, Keith goes infor the kill...|
|And loses a platoon in the attempt! The Anti-tank Rifleman, platoon commander and 2iC saw them off, one Bogging Down on the way in, and Panzerknackers doing the rest.|
|Finally some support on Turn Five! The StuGs bravely face the 18/25 Pounders, destroying all of the guns over the next three turns.|
|Once the artillery was eliminated, I was able to surround the Motor Platoon and claim the objective from them.|
My second game was against Jeff and his Schutzenkompanie in Breakthrough, with me attacking.
Thanks to Keith for organizing this, to Jeff for pushing through a vicious string of 'ones', and my friend Jon for driving eight hours round-trip.