This is the first game I have every had at my house, which made things very easy as the terrain did not have to be set up the day of the game (Mike has a great terrain table in RI, but is missing some terrain pieces so we still had to set up on the day of the game). So when Mike arrived we were all set to go.
|Final position of JOP's. Canadian sector in the near left of photo.|
I think though I will use the graphic from the campaign booklet to illustrate the game.
|I believe neither of us played this very well, but here are the position of the Patrol Markers at the end of the patrol phase. The Germans never really got to move their right flank set of markers as the Canadians locked their 3 down pretty quickly.|
|Position of JOP's, as well the 1 fixed defense. I felt it was critical to have LOS to the entry point on the road , as I was pretty confident that a German AFV was part of Mike's supports.|
So we started the game from the above positions. My basic strategy was to not to deploy my forces until they were in a good position and in close range to have a good chance to take out the Germans. As I was severely undergunned (my sections were all undermanned and I think the best firing dice I could muster was 10d6, while the Germans had I believe 19d6 firing from all their FJ squads, remember also that I really had little ability to remove shock as I was down 4 CI's to start the game). I also wanted to have CoC Dice in hand so I would have some maneuverability. I had 9 supports and Mike 12, I took Allied Air Support (Mike threw a 6 so that came to nothing, I was hoping to take out a full squad of his FJ's before the game even started), 1 entrenchment, a UC Bren team with JL and an extra Piat team. Mike took a Panzer IV, a sniper, and some Panzerfausts. I do not remember exactly how the game played out but the gist is as follows. I should also note that we both diced poorly on the Force Morale and started with a FM of 8 each:
We are hoping to get our next game in this coming Saturday, we will return to the Hobby Bunker for this one. Need to spread the Lard!