Ian's Bocage encounter

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Don McHugh
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Ian's Bocage encounter

Post by Don McHugh » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:38 am

Four of us got together at my house last Saturday to try out Ian's latest scenario.

The scenario is an encounter battle between 450 points of 2nd American Armoured Division and the German Panzer Lehr Division.
I will leave it for Ian to post the scenario details.

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We diced for choice of ends or first move.

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Ian and Rob deploying the German force on their first move.

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My American force arrive on the left and taking up position around the village.

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On my right Dougie has the larger American infantry force to hopefully capture the centre village.

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Ian's German force opposite me rushes forwards and capture the hill objective.

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Opposite Dougie, Rob has already capture a village.

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Ian's force continues to push forward.

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My cheeky little Stuart gives us s foothold in the central village and also a rear shoot on a panther, he hits it with a six but then fails to do any major damage :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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The panthers make short work of my two Shermans, but begin to loose causalities to my many bazookas.

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In the centre Dougie's infantry has arrived and begun to try and clear the central village.

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Over on the right afyer much troublr Dougie has cleared the small farm, but is involved in a tank duel with a Tiger.

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It's fairly even with tank loses, but the Tiger is still there.

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The game was decided over on my left. The German infantry failed its morale and left the table. A ear shoot on the Tiger from and M10 finally knocked it out and with it any hope of victory.

This is a very scary game for the Americans, you loose your Shermans very quickly to the better German tank guns, but your infantry bazookas prevent the tanks from giving close support to their infantry. The M10s are key to the Americans.

Very much a game of two halves.

Big thanks t Ian for organising the scenario and supplying all the troops and to Rob and Dougie for making it such an enjoyable game.

Thanks for looking

Don

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Re: Ian's Bocage encounter

Post by mausmann » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:16 am

Great looking game Don, thanx for posting.... thmbs2)
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Re: Ian's Bocage encounter

Post by Don McHugh » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:24 am

mausmann wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:16 am
Great looking game Don, thanx for posting.... thmbs2)
FB posting linked to page as usual.

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Re: Ian's Bocage encounter

Post by Admiral Hawke » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:25 am

You have a great looking table there, and it sounds like a good game. I wonder how a British or Canadian force with PIATs would have done in a similar scenario. Thank you for posting. thmbs2)

I'm guessing 20mm and Rapid Fire?

Is the church the 15mm Tiger Terrain model? It looks similar.
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Re: Ian's Bocage encounter

Post by Don McHugh » Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:01 pm

British/ Canadian tend to do better because of the 17pdrs.

I guess it would be worth trying with either of those.

Yes to 20mm RF and yes it is the Tiger church which I understand is back in production.

The two small one story houses with windows in the roof are also Tiger.

Don

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Re: Ian's Bocage encounter

Post by Hincmar » Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:37 pm

Lovely looking game!

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Re: Ian's Bocage encounter

Post by Timotheus » Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:37 pm

Like this one very much. You didn’t mention it’s fate but I think I saw what happened to the “cheeky Stuart”. I personally always have difficulty figuring out what to do with light armour when I have it in a game.

Although RF, I think The terrain is very nicely set up for a Crossfire game though with less tanks of course.

Enjoyed the pictures very much, a lot going on in all of them.
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Re: Ian's Bocage encounter

Post by dead1 » Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:36 pm

Awesome report. Didn't envy the Yank player facing all those Panthers!

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Re: Ian's Bocage encounter

Post by Don McHugh » Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:58 am

dead1 wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:36 pm
Awesome report. Didn't envy the Yank player facing all those Panthers!
It was touch and go but I did manage to stop them.

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Re: Ian's Bocage encounter

Post by Adler » Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:15 am

Handsome thmbs2)
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