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Road Race - Battlegroup Blitzkrieg

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:36 pm
by MaaX
Last Saturday we played Road Race scenario from Blitzkrieg book.

British starting forces
  • Liaison Officer in staff car
    Vickers Light Tank Platoon
British Main Force
  • A10 Platoon
    A13 Platoon
    Vickers MkVIC Light Tank Platoon
    Additional A13
German Starting Forces
  • SdKfz 222
    SdKfz 232
    Panzer II
German Main Force
  • Panzer II Platoon
    Panzer 35(t) Platoon
    Panzer 35(t) Platoon
    Officer in Panzer IV
The goal of the first phase of the battle for Brits was to get their Staff car out of the battlefield to safety, the opposing forces had to destroy it.

Germans had the first turn but with only one order which was spent on Ambush Fire on the armoured car that was closest to the road on which British staff car had to drive to escape the battle. British patrol had 5 orders at their disposal, first one was spent on racing the staff car to the "safe zone". Staff car was destroyed by auto cannon fire from the SdKfz 222.
After that main force started to arrive. Relatively small deployment zones and narrow roads created traffic jams on both sides of the map. German focus was on the bottom side of the map where two Panzer 35(t)s platoons were sent and later reinforced by Panzer IV.
Small armoured cars and light tanks were popping left and right. British advance was directed towards the middle through the open fields as both main roads were cluttered with wrecks and therefore no longer drivable.
In the end British morale was broken by the amount of destroyed vehicles.

We agreed that for scenario with that many vehicles we probably need bigger table. :D

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Re: Road Race - Battlegroup Blitzkrieg

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:05 pm
by wargameroz
A fun looking game and great report

What make are the VI c’s?

Re: Road Race - Battlegroup Blitzkrieg

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:44 pm
by MaaX
No idea, I will try to get that answer for you though.

Re: Road Race - Battlegroup Blitzkrieg

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:57 pm
by MaaX
wargameroz wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:05 pm
What make are the VI c’s?
Got the answer from my friend David who was playing as British:
Two were Airfix and one was Lancer Miniatures.

Re: Road Race - Battlegroup Blitzkrieg

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:01 am
by wargameroz
Thanks

Re: Road Race - Battlegroup Blitzkrieg

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:03 am
by Kalinovsky
I’m interested to know whether you would see units totally equipped with Mk VICs. My impression (based on nothing in particular I mustadmit) is that they would be mixed in with Mk VIBs, rather as Fireflies were later with Sherman’s. Does anyone know?

Re: Road Race - Battlegroup Blitzkrieg

Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:35 pm
by wargameroz
Once again thanks, now looking to switch the scenario from France 1940 to 1944 with a German general trying to escape British Recce forces