The real good news was that Mike, with whom I have been playing CoC, has started to paint up some Americans, they are still in the painting process, but he was able to field a full platoon with some supports and a couple of tanks for our game. I understand his Soviets are well underway as well. So any way on to the action. As usual, I forgot to take a lot of photos, but there is enough to tell the story.
We had a platoon each of infantry. The Germans had 12 support points with which I took a Pak 38, a Roadblock, one entrenchment and an 8cm mortar. Mike had 19 support points with which he had two Shermans and 2 snipers. I diced up a morale of 8 and Mike had a starting morale of 11.
|The German JOP's. I screwed this but as I did not put one in the house. I think I got a little too offensive when I should have been thinking defense. I did want to get forward on my left flank, but there was little cover there.|
|The Americans JOP's, there is one also in the stone house to the right where I was hoping to place one/|
|Here an American squad, that have advanced from their right flank in an attempt to take cover, I was able to destroy this unit without too much problem, but I was suffering quite a bit of attrition.|
|Mike's 2nd squad advancing on his left flank. He was very successful with this, I had expected him to advance his tanks first, but he advanced his infantry for which I was a little unprepared.|
|Using casualty markers from Warbases UK, very handy. I use a red square for shock and the dial, change over to yellow when they are pinned. I also use a black rectangle to measure casualties on a multi figure support base. It worked well.|
|An American squad just before their demise. I used a Chain of Command dice, to bring on my 3rd squad to ambush them.|
|I did get to take out one of the Shermans with a Panzerschreck which appeared on the road in ambush with another Chain of Command dice. These can be quite useful.|
|My troops scrambling backward as the German morale was failing.|
Here is my campaign tracker, I am hoping it is pretty straight forward.