So two sofas shifted later, I got to Pauls to find they had sensibly started playing. I missed the first turn or so, during which time they had attempted some sort of hidden deployment game. By the time I arrived that had been scrapped and I was to help Paul out. He had... an interesting deployment....
|Spot the infantry deployed by the Napoleonics player!!!|
Paul left the command Sherman (the one with 2 aerials) and the Firefly still, and ran the other two Shermans forward. The two stationary Shermans fire on the StuG and brew it up.
Our Shermans pushed across the road and discover the German units there...
Which leaves one Sherman burning from Pak40 fire.
Finding myself snapping at Paul (too much testosterone from moving sofas!) and telling him off for being fixated on the Pak's, we start shooting up the dug in German infantry prior to trying an assault. We didn't manage the pin we were looking for so we didn't launch our attack this turn. Our Infantry left hanging, I expected it to get cut to bits from Young Davids MG teams. Luckily however, we only lost one base. His Pak40's also took out one of our MMG carriers, bailing the platoon (need to check this rule out, not sure I got it right).
Young Davids firing of his infantry meant that they lost their gone to ground bonus, so we were able to pin them on the next turn, putting the infantry assault in and pushing his infantry off the hill. In the centre our 1IC and 2IC teams launched an assault on the Pak40's and managed to take one of them out.
The Jocks push round the back of the hill
And fire from our 6 pdrs brews up another StuG. Young Davids infantry platoon is assaulted again, loses it's command team and then fails it's motivation check for being under half strength and bottles it. As does the remaining StuG. With half his units gone, he fails the company motivation test and it's game over.
Again, the game showed the toughness of dug in veteran infantry and the need for pinning. It also emphasised the deadliness of assaults. From young Davids side it showed his need for some sort of Mortar support.
I made use of Pauls excellent lighting to take some pictures of my guys:
And one of Young Davids Pak40's