Friday, 25 July 2014

AAR - 512.sPzJgAbt in Caen (FS Caen)

Last night we had a friendly FS Caen game. My friend gave me a chance of fielding 512.sPzJgAbt from BaR and build his American tank list to counter it. The mission was No Retreat with Germans defending.

German forces were:
Carius with JT
2 Wirbelwinds
2 Panther Gs
Panzergrenadier Platoon
3 PzIV H (12.SS FS troop)
Mortar platoon with 4 tubes (CT Heer FS troops)

American forces:
M4A3 (late) CiC
M4A3 2iC
M4A3+2 E8s
6 Sherman105s
Recce on foot (dismounted)
Recce M8+mortar jeep+.30 cal jeep
2 Sherman75s+Firefly (Brit FS troops)
Priority Typhoon

DISCLAIMER: before you start complaining about unfare lists, my friend knew I was about to bring Jagdtigers as I asked a permission to test 512.sPzJgAbt.

Germans started the game with Carius, Panthers, Panzergrenadiers and PzIV Hs on table. Carius had chosen the place for defence carefully and deployed his forces in good concealed positions.

Amis first tried to infiltrate their recon forward to try to blast on dug in panzergrenadiers but only managed to pin the platoon by recon. This didn't matter as being reluctant was not an issue and panzergrenadiers soon rallied.

After this it was all about Germans making their stormtrooper moves to stay hidden and Amies missing with 98% of their shooting.

With Carius leading his 2nd company, Germans took a heavy toll on Americans with no casualities in return. The game was all over by the end of turn 4 and my friend conceded the game. The Americans had lost all of their big tanks that they could have used to flank and kill 2 JTs, 2 Panthers and 3 Panzer IV tanks and my force was coming on with full force.

American priority Typhoon support was more of a speedbumb for Germans as those flyboys couldn't do a thing, always missing their target.

Thanks for reading.

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