Monday, 28 April 2014
This is a good one for me as I hate to always place just one "proper" objective marker and other that is just a plain card. So here I think is a good starting plan for my second objective.
I know that my first has been made in some "European" terrain with bushes and grass, not suitable for African weather conditions and thatyou propably wont find hot enough place in Europe to frie an egg on you tank but anyway I think this is cool.
Now I know that in this video footage, it's in Africa and I know that Germans didn't have Panzer III ausf. L models in Africa but would it still be proper to use this model as I think it's the most coolest Panzer III variant in Battlefronts line. And the second question, where can I find a figure that I can use as a cook?!
Please leave a comment or idea about this!
Thanks and see you around!
29.4. EDIT: Ordered 1 Panzer III ausf. L today. LGS site tells me that it takes 1 to 5 days to deliver the product... we'll see...
Sunday, 20 April 2014
2 PzIV J
Bergepanther aka Bergetiger (played by Tiger I hull)
3 PzIV J
2 Sd Kfz 234/1 (2cm)
1. Round......was Dust Up versus Finnish Panssarikomppania, I was the attacker and deployed Panthers and PzIVs on the board. Finns had 1 T-26 (CiC), Stugs, T-34/85s and Jääkäri platoon on the board.
The enemy losses were Stug platoon, T-34/85 platoon & 1 Jääkäri team (killed inside a house by my Bergepanther with a lucky shot!) & 2* T-26s
My own losses were 2 Wirbelwinds and 1 PzIV
2. Round......was drawn to be Surrounded and I was put against a German Beutepanzerkompanie.
Enemy losses were: 3* Beutepanzer platoons, Marder platoon, arty platoon, Panzergrenadiers and 2 PaK40s.
My own losses were: 1 Wirbelwind, 1 Panther, PzIV platoon, 1iC, 2iC, Sd Kfz 234/1 platoon.
3. Round,......Breaktrough was rolled for scenario and I played against a German Panzerspahkompanie made out of Pumas.
6* 2 Puma Patrols
2 Nebs with transportation
Sporadic air support Stuka G
4. and the last Round......was rolled to be Hold the line and I was put against Hungarians, confident veteran Rohamágyús Üteg ( Assault Gun Battery).
Artillery battery with 4* 149mm 14/31M
Enemy casualities: Zrínyi platoon + 2 Zrínyis and 2 pioneer teams.
My own losses were: CiC, 2iC, PzIV platoon, Wirbelwind platoon andSd Kfz 234/1 platoon.
It was a very nice tournament and I'd like to thank everyone taking part in it. Now for some rest and refit for the troops and onward to our next battles.
And the results are in!Helsinki - 8 victories, 56 points
Rest of Finland - 6 victories, 50 points
1. Gorzag - 4,25 - Panssarikomppania
2. JussiV - 4,0 - Peredovoye Otryad
A. Meaney - 4,0 - Rohamagyus Üted
3. Halkomahooli - 3,75 - Panzerkompanie
4. Suolakala - 3,5 - Önkentés Puskás
5. Sotalammas - 3,3 - Beutepanzer
6. Earnest - 2,75 - Jääkärikomppania
7. Redbirdie - 2,5 - SS Freiwillige Infantry
8. VonRichthoven - 1,7 - Panzerpäh (Puma)
Games (E = didn't play on this round)
Gorzag 1 - 5 - 6 - 5 Victories: 3 / 4
JussiV 6 - E - 1 - 5 Victories: 2 / 3
A. Mea 3 - 4 - E - 5 Victories: 2 / 3
VonR E - 2 -1 -2 Victories: 0 / 3
SotaL 3 - 3 - 4 - VictoriesE 1 / 3
Rest of Finland
Earnest 1 - 5 - 3 - Victories2 : 1 / 4
Redbirdie 4 - 3 - 1 - 2 Victories: 1 / 4
Halkom. 3 - 4 - 6 - 2Victories : 2 / 4
Suolak. 1 - 2 - 6 - 5 Victories: 2 / 4
So after the results are in, it was a close one. Both in individual scores and by area scores. But it was fun and thats all that matters... right?! ;)
Saturday, 12 April 2014
So, we're going to have a little tournament deciding the area domination of Finland in a week. The tournament will be played with 1250 points armies and the match maker is set for 1. PKS (pääkaupunkiseutu = Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa) vs. Rest of Finland. 2. Red vs. Blue and 3. All the rest possible scenarios.
Here I'm going to take a look at the possible list options I have created so far for this tournament.
First list is from the Desperate Measures book, Hero Medium Self-Propelled Artillery Regiment:
T-34/85 obr 1944
2* IS-2 obr 1943 with .50 cal AA MG & Tank Escort
4 Platoons, 1250 points
This list is a bit bleak as it has no template weapons, no AA except 2 AA MGs, no infantry and no recce. This list can work only against tank companies as I can sit back and shoot everything into oblivion.
Second list is again from Desperate Measures, Medium Self-Propelled Artillery Regiment:
T-34/85 obr 1944 & Tank Escort
4* SU-85M & Tank Escorts
Assault Gun Recconaissance Platoon ( 1 cmd rifle/MG, 8 rifle/MG)
4 Platoons, 1245 points
Compared to the list on top, this has more. It has recce and template in a form of IL-2. It can also handle enemy aircrafts. And with this list I can even assault infantry with the 4 SU-85Ms with tank escorts, throw in the HQ and I have 5 tanks assaulting, hopefully.
Third list has it all and it's from Panzers to the Meuse:
2* Pz IV J
4* Pz IV J
Gepanzerte Aufklärungs Platoon ( 1 cmd faust/MG, 6 faust/MG, 1 tank-hunter team)
2* Sd Kfz 234/2
2* Sd Kfz 231
Rocket Launcher Battery (3* 15cm NW41)
6 Platoons, 1250 points
Heres some tanks, infantry, recce, AA and template. It has speed but it may still fight in defence. And it has Spearhead Deployment and Must Always Attacks.
Forth list is too from Panzers to the Meuse but it has more tanks and bigger guns:
2* Pz IV J
4* Pz IV J
3* Panther G
2* Sd Kfz 234/1
4 Platoons, 1250 points
Some heavier tanks with medium tanks, AA and recce. It lacks templates and infantry but this list is meant to assault straight away. Though it lacks both special rules of the previous list, it can still move really fast and hit hard.
There are some other options too that I have in store but I'm not yet sure if I want to use them. I'm going to have a test game today with a friend of mine and we'll see after that which list I may be using.
So stay tuned for news on how it all went.