|US M5A1 Stuart tank of the 4th Armored Division (VIII Corps) advances.|
"Operation Cobra has begun, the US Troops have punched a hole in the German lines. A mixed US force has penetrated through the breech, the cry goes up, capture the strategic village of 'Le BonBon'..."
A US force of 110 point led by 'The Spav'
Armored Rifle Company HQ
2 x small Armored Rifle Platoons
1 x Armored Rifle Mortar M4 Platoon(3)
105mm Artillery Battery (off table)
2 x Thunderbolt Fighter Bombers
1 x Anti-Air T28 Platoon
1 x Cavalry Recon Platoon
Tank Company HQ
1 x M5 Stuart Platoon (5)
2 x M4 Sherman Platoons (4)
1 x M4 Sherman Assault Gun Platoon (2)
Panzergrenadier Company HQ
2 x small PzG Platoons
1 x 8cm Mortar Platoon (2)
1 x 7.5cm Pak 40 Platoon (2)
1 x 20mm AA Platoon (2)
1 x 7.5cm Infantry Gun Platoon (2)
1 x 105 Artillery Battery (off table)
1 x Sdkfz 251 AA(2)
1 x Me109 Fighter Bomber
1 x Scout Recon Platoon
1 Tank Company HQ
1 x PzIV Platoon (3)
1 x Hetzer (2)
|Set-up anywhere south of the line|
|Lovely Le BonBon, flattened by US artillery....|
|Dig in Lads!!|
|The PzG platoons were placed in the ruins.|
|Tank Destroyers covering the main road.|
|Yes, I did... D'Oh!|
|Smack in the middle.|
|The Panzer IV's were placed to the East of the village|
|Turn One - CCHHAARRGGE!!!|
|Spav went for a broad advance.|
|The Cavalry Recon & Stuarts were sent along the right flank|
|Good shooting, a PzG section is destroyed.|
|The Yanks lay a smoke screen to hinder the Panzer IV's.|
|German Artillery Bails out some Half-tracks.|
|German Half-tracks take out a Jeep.|
One US Platoon heads for the village.
|The Stuarts engage the Germans|
|The other Platoon hugs the Bocage..|
|Looking good for the Yanks!!!|
|A Half-track is destroyed|
|Another PzG section is destroyed.|
|Here come the Luftwaffe!!!!|
|Line up those lovely guns!!|
You know that moment when ALL your die rolls come through...
Spav is 'GURNING' as German Artillery hit home.
|The 'noble' Art of 'Gurning' to all non-Brits...|
Just 2 'Bail Outs' from the bombs...
|The first of many Shermans is knocked out.|
|The German Half-tracks take out a Greyhound.|
|The US right flank.|
|The US centre.|
|The US left flank.|
Finally Spav gets his Thunderbolts....
|The Stuarts race after the retreating German Half-tracks.|
|The German guns are in sight...|
|The attack on 'Le BonBon' is going well.|
|I'm do not like the look of the Sherman 105mm's....|
|Lots of firepower this round for the Yanks.|
|The German Recon Platoon is knocked out.|
|Another PzG section is killed.|
Two Panzer IV's are knocked out.
|The German turn, the US Tanks go Boom!|
|I manage to knock out one of those pesky 105's...|
|More Shermans brew up!|
Return of the Thunderbolts!!!!
|I know where they are heading!!!|
|A Sherman Platoon captures the bridge.|
|One of the Rifle Platoons attacks.|
|The weight of German firepower is too much.|
|One of the infantry guns is bombarded.|
|The German PzG Anti-tank weapons came through!!|
|Not Good for the Yanks...|
The US Morale rolls are appalling...
|"Where are you going fellas???"|
|Spav's last hope!!|
A one for his 'un-pin' roll..
With that he throws in the towel.
|The Germans hold Le BonBon.|
|The Panzergrenadiers were really good.|
|"OUR TROOPS DID WHHAAAARTT?"|