Sunday, 20 October 2013

D-Day+6 - 82nd Airborne sector

I've split the pictures from the game into two, firstly from my table, and then the rest. Obviously my sector was my prime concern, but overall I started with good intention to record as much as I could, but as the day wore on i took less and less as my attention focussed on the fighting in my sector.

I've split the pictures from the game into two, firstly from my table, and then the rest. Obviously my sector was my prime concern, but overall I started with good intention to record as much as I could, but as the day wore on I took less and less as my attention focussed on the fighting in my sector.

Given my slow movement as I almost entirely had foot infantry was to seize as much ground as possible with my mobile elements and attempt to follow up and consolidate with the rest of my forces as soon as possible.

The Allies won first turn, so my Reece headed up my eastern flank, they were not to have a good day as they would be totally wiped out.

In hte east I sent my Glider Infantry support company out in front to seize La Motay. Meanwhile most of the rest of my Paras worked their way across the flooded ground onto the table.

The Germans are being cautious, so my the end of my second move I have my artillery set up. However it is on road as there are no gaps in the hedges and I have no AFVs to create some (point to ponder)

The advance elements of the Glder Infantry have reached La Motay

German (French) armour advances upon Picauville, which my Recon Company has occupied. Please excuse the missing river Douve (A planning issue, resolved with masking tape)

Marders prepare to cause me some pain, deployed near Amfreville

My precarious position at La Motay, Gueutville to their rear is still unoccupied by the paras, who are now struggling through hedges after crossing the flooded ground

Deployed artillery and Glider Infantry advancing to support the advance elements at La Motay

Those pesky panzers continue their advance

Traffic jams on the road past Cauquigny

A German (French) half track and Pak40 in Pomt l'Abbe

German armour menaces the isolated Recon Company at Picauville

The recon company was totally wiped out, but the 1st Para Batalion arrives just in time.

Realising their position was a bit to exposed to counter battery and mortar fire a battery shufffles along the road to a better position

From here on I didn't take pictures, the action became more intense and the Germans manage to force their way into the northern halves of La Motay and Picauville. But they weren't strong enough to pust on further, but similarly I didn't have the forces to eject them either, so I draw was the result in my sector.

Biggest regret - not having taken a picture of the three KO'd German tanks, it took a lot of effort.

Thanks to Don my German opponent for a great game, played in the right spirit.

3 comments:

Andrew Canham said...

Lovely looking table and troops, and it sounds like it was a challenging and fun game. Nice!

AJ (Allan) Wright said...

Looks fantastic!

Bartek Zynda said...

Great looking game!