Well anyway, I was facing US paratroopers from the 101st Division in the Dust Up mission.
I used the same list that I used against the Soviets earlier in the day.
My opponent Matthew ran a Para list that had:
Two para platoons (with attached LMGs)
LMG platoon (reduced)
81mm mortar platoon
four 155mm howitzers
four 57mm AT guns
three M4A3 Shermans (late)
priority Air with rockets and two dice for planes
|US 101st Airborne|
|A marshy river board.|
Mathew chose his quadrant to attack from after winning the dice roll to do so. We then placed half our respective forces in delayed reserve. Below you can see our deployments.
|My heavy artillery, infantry guns and Schutzen platoon on the board.|
|His heavy artillery, AT guns and a para platoon on the board.|
Second turn I ranged in on both his artillery and AT guns, I killed two 155s and one 57mm gun.
|His air was a constant pain throughout the game.|
|One destroyed 57mm as his forces advance.|
|The double template took out two of his big guns.|
|His air never failed to range in when he needed to.|
|AOP being annoying.|
|Tank hunters making due with infantry.|
|His last 155.|
|His right hook ran into the Jagdpanzers.|
I rolled another platoon from reserve and brought in the pioneers, their flamethrowers and the Jagdpanzers killed several of the para platoon and one of the 57mm guns.
No reserves again for Matt, but he does kill a few pioneer teams that didn't make it into the woods.
|Pioneers just where I need them.|
|The paratroops are taking casualties.|
I get my last reserves and bring on the Sturm platoon behind the 57mm guns. An assault by the pioneers and the Sturm platoon take out the para platoon and the 57mm guns. I also shift my Jagdpanzers to the center in order to cut off his reserves and his air kills one of them.
Matt brings on his Shermans.
|Moving to cut off the US reserves.|
|That is a nice place for the Sturm platoon to show up at.|
|Before the assault phase.|
|After the assault phase.|
|The USAAF was on its game this weekend.|
He finally gets all his reserves and one of his LMGs manages to kill one of my 152mm guns.
|Preparing to get their feet wet.|
|Target that dice tin.|
|Assault to finish off the heavy artillery.|
|Both Shermans soon burned.|