In our first game we rolled for a Rearguard, with Sam defending.
|Sam used his four minefields to defend his flank, but I sent a platoon of infantry to breach it ahead of a platoon of Panzer IIIs. They knock out a Grant from behind early. The 2.8cm ATR would hold this position all game.
|My Panzer His and Panzer IVs pushed against the other objective, which Sam would defend with a platoon of Universal Carriers and a platoon of Grants.
|A gap in the minefield has been made, and the Panzers are free to exploit.
|The Carriers have been withdrawn under heavy fire from the panzers, and the Grants are destroyed by the Panzer IVs.
|With panzers all around them, Sams tanks try to hold on, but they lose too many. 8-1 victory for Ze Germans!
In our second game we would switch sides and I'd be defending in Encounter.
|Sam would push pretty hard here with Grants and Carriers, my Panzer IIIs and Lorraine Schleppers would counter.
|Four Panzer IIIs are an even match to three Grants and they would stem the advance for now.
|Stuarts arrived from reserve and quickly threatened my Schleppers, but my Panzer IVs were in a position to counter. They would break and run.
|The Carriers reversed all the way to the other side of the table and made an assault on my infantry. Defensive fire would bail two and the third broke and ran.
|Sam's Hurricanes only showed up twice in two games but they managed to bail an important tank. Through a series of odd occurrences this would cause my formation commander and the Panzer III platoon to both be lost. I'd eventually lose this one 2-7.
Some good practice and I think I'll take this in September. I might try to squeeze one more tank in there somehow if I can.