My first game was against Steven and his German Pantherkompanie. He had lots of CT Panthers supported by two small infantry platoons. The mission was No Retreat and I would be defending.
|I would deploy my Fallschirmjäger in and around the buildings in the town, holding all four corners of the crossroads. He would drive his Panthers straight in on Turn One.|
|With the panzers charging forward, I had no choice but to sit and wait for the ineveitable assault. I had Marder IIs in Ambush, but wanted to wait for flank shots.|
|The first Assault by Steven would push back my Fallschirmjäger, though it would cost him three Panthers. The FJs would retreat to the ruins in the bottom right of the photo.|
|With the Objective contested, I moved my second platoon of FJs to assist.|
|Steven tried to push them off again, but this thime the FJs stood strong, destroying all of his tanks. He would concede here, 6-1 victory for me.|
|Eric's random deployment would put one Strelk, the KV-5s, and his portee AA MGs on my left. My FJs were deployed across the center.|
|These things are big and nasty, but the low ROF and slow speed helped me out.|
|My deployment. Marder IIs in Immediate Ambush.|
|Eric's Strelk came right in, but the FJs were tenacious defenders. I was just able to hold them back for the 2.5 hours that we played, 5-2 victory for me against the Soviet hordes.|
|I deployed up front, but wanted to aviod the mostly open center of the table.|
Thanks to all of my opponents, fun as always!