We played the no retreat mission, with Steve and I playing a company of FJs (two platoons and one with fausts), Pak40s and 3 stugs. Here are the pictures:
You'll see above the first lesson of the night: when you are defending it is best to actually contest the objectives...
|Scott starts with a recce move up the road|
|We ambush the Shermans on the Left Flank and Steve takes out the whole platoon|
|After putting up a good fight the stugs are then taken out|
|Meanwhile on the right flank...|
|Our Infantry come on as reserves and push up to contest the objective|
|You can see the might of the German forces on the left|
|And now with a few friends to help out|
|Steve's epic role in his counter assault (4x 1s and a 2)|
|Scott's Brits mopping up|
Steve and I learnt heaps from the night - seeing reconnaissance in action and being able to see the correct way that hit allocation and assaults are done. We were tactically naive (we probably played with the tactical insight of a five year old), but that is because our understanding of the rules and the mechanic is so limited. We are now keen to bring on more games so we can consolidate what we have learnt and develop a strategic approach to our different armies.