This post is more detailed as it involved the table I was fighting on. I commanded the 26th RCT defending the town of Gela itself.
The eastern end of our defences, I like the little touches like the stone covered well.
The town of Gela
Lots of German armour deploying
Advancing on Gela, supported by a small unit of pioneers, my company out in the forward positions feels very vulnerable
In the east Panzer grenadiers advancing
US forces moving up to take a critical road junction
Italian armour hiding in the vineyards so the German armour suffers from the naval gunfire
German armour herding the paratroops back towards Gela.
The Tigers arrive in the east.
Once a German aircraft successfully drove off all five of the Cruisers supporting the landing the Italians decide to attack
A bunch of fez-headed Italians burst into the centre of Gela, they didn't last long, but achived their aim of forcing the US troops hiding in buildings to reveal their positions
Italian armour attacking along the road, ignoring all my attempts to stop them with bazookas
Folks getting excited about the fighting in Gela, note the large Italian motorised forces struggling to manoeuvre.
But one tank in the main Italian Armoured force (R35s) was hit by a bazooka at last and the rest ran off the table
I lose one of my Stuarts to one of the myriad of Italian flamethrowers
Boom, there goes on of the Tigers!
Position in the centre at the end with the German armour still failing to move forwards
Unfortunately we ran out of time, but by the end the US had achieved the majority of their objectives.