Tuesday, May 26, 2015
This past Thursday we played a Chain of Command game at the club.
We played the Flank attack scenario with a regular German platoon attacking an American paratrooper platoon.
Some pictures of the board.
The paratroopers mission were to hold that farm building at all cost.
The Germans getting 6 patrol makers , 3 on the two sides of the square.
The Germans tried moving into position the best they could but the Americans making a fine move locking down all three of their patrol makers before the Germans really could get into position, forcing the German jump off points close or, at the edge of the table.
The Germans deploy and start their advance.
The Americans deploy an LMG on the second floor of the house and a rifle along the hedge line and start bringing fire on the advancing Germans.
It was an onslaught from the start for the Germans they had a long way to travel to get into cover and firing position and had chosen their support options poorly. They never really got the chance to bring their fire power to bear on the paratroopers.
A German squad gets pinned as soon as they get to the hedge line.
The Germans, taking a lot of fire, deploy smoke to give some breathing space and move the tripod mounted machine gun into position.
The Germans make one last attempt to move on the paratroopers from the woods.
But the Americans bring the squad's 30cal downstairs and around back to bring fire on the Germans trying to move on the American right flank.
The Germans were stopped cold by the paratroopers in every direction they took! With the Americans taking up a great defensive position and the Germans having terrible dice rolling and poor support choices, the paratroopers were able to fend off the Germans with very few casualties.
Another great game of Chain of Command last week. This week we will be starting a crossfire campaign. Stay posted for those upcoming games and another Chain of Command game being played this Saturday.