'Italy, Late 1943, the 3rd Company 1st Battalion Green Howard's are on the march to the small village of Calzone. From out of the morning mist, a German Recon force attacks!!'
Another small Flames of War game. The Green Howard's have support in the form of New Zealand Armored forces. The Germans have two Panthers.... Aarrggh!
|One objective, the centre of the village.|
2 Panthers, an Armored Recon Platoon & a Grenadier Platoon.
2 Infantry Platoons, a 6 PDR Platoon, a Sherman Platoon & a Staghound Platoon.
|The Green Howard's marching to Calzone.|
|The 6 PDR's cover the road.|
|Spav's Germans go first.|
|A cautious advance...|
|Machine gun fire takes out a section.|
|The British Infantry take cover in the village.|
The NZ Staghound's engage the Half-tracks.
|The NZ Sherman's race over the hill.|
|Oh, lovely camo scheme...|
|GET IN COVER!!!|
|Back to the Germans..|
The Grenadiers advance on the anti-tank guns.
|The German Recon troops occupy the other side of the village.|
|3 versus 1!|
|In FOW assaulting troops must take a dose of defensive fire before they attack..|
WOOO! 2 casualties.
|The Germans fail their assault.|
The Brits under 2nd Lt 'Johnny Concrete' send them packing!!!
Guess where the Staghound's are going....
|3rd Platoon arrives!|
|Fire from all across the table halts the Germans.|
|One half-track is destroyed by the Staghound's.|
|One of the Panthers is took out by the 6 PDR's!!|
|Revenge of the Panther!!!|
|The Grenadier's take out a 6 PDR.|
|Each half-track has 4 MG shots as well!|
|Back to the Allies..|
The Staghound's are hunting Half-track today.
|'UP THE GREEN HOWARD's!'|
|3rd Platoon gets into the action.|
|I bottle it in the tank on tank scrap & drop a smoke round in front of the Panther.|
(I cannot post Spav's rude comment..)
|German Grenadier's are mown down...|
|Take a step to the right....|
|The Half-track fire is awesome..|
2 more British casualties.
|I'm making trumpet noises now...|
|Spav is not amused.|
|Plus a Recon section is eliminated.|
|Not many Germans left.|
|The Staghound's line up on the Panther... |
|Crap Rolls Never Help....|
|However the 6PDR hits.|
Spav rolls another ONE for his armor save while I make my Firepower roll.