Game 1 - Free for all
My first opponent of the day was Ken Camel this would be a blue on blue affair as he was using US infantry I had played Ken twice before once at Valleycon 2013 and at Fracas when it was held in Shannon.
|The setup my forces on the left Kens on the right|
|I massed my forces on the left flank hoping to force my way through. Only leaving my mortars, AA and 2iC to hold the fort on the right flank with Sherman's just to the right of this shot.|
|Ken got the first turn not much else but movement. So on my turn everything but the mortars charged across the table.|
|An arty strike forced me to dismount in a hurry with one armoured rifle platoon while the Sherman's started to soften up the enemy for the assault that lay ahead after knocking out all 3 of Ken's Sherman's|
|Meanwhile back with the main force i had managed to knock out one of the 105's but the slow progress meant that my Sherman's where taking more hits them i would of liked and with them being kept bailed i could hit back with force.|
|In the centre that bait that i let slip past earlier was starting to cause problems which i thought my mortar half tracks could deal with. No matter i was sure this wouldn't pose a threat long enough.|
|I had broken through his lines with a swift assault and forced his infantry back off the objective. Surely this was the game tied up.|
|My left flank however with all the manpower in the world wasn't going anywhere and casualty's where starting to mount up. The CO was dead a whole Sherman platoon was bailed and the armored rifles where both battered but hanging in.|
So after a bloody but fun fight it was 6-2 to Ken with a bonus point to the victor. i think i had done more damage then the score line shows. But in this instant it was all down to those 4 Sherman's dieing with one bombardment had that not happened who knows. Well played Ken.