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.