Friday, 31 July 2015

Fracas 2015 army

With Fracas fast approaching (next weekend) I thought I better get my list together and submitted. Fracas this year is going to be a 750pts late war tankfest so with lots of armor about why not take the best armor out there the King Tiger. so I took 2 of them.
I went with a list out of the Bridge at Remagen book and went with the German Schwere Panzer (510. Schwere Panzer Abteilung) company. I choose the Reluctant trained list as most things that hit a Tiger 2 wont do much anyway so Im not to worried about the ratings of the. The one down side of this though is that they don't get Tiger ace skills or the Kampfgruppe rule but each tank is only 215pts which is a steal. This list is a always defend list so knowing with the missions will be is key and for this event they have told us just that. We will be playing 5 games two of them are hasty attack one is cauldron and two fair fights. So knowing this I decided to add in 2 platoons of volkssturm which always start on table regardless and always start dug in. And with the remaining points I got 2 Panzer 4's. So any missions that have reserves all I do is keep the 2 panzer 4's off table.

Schwere Panzerkompanie HQ - CinC Konigstiger (Henschel) (215 pts)

Schwere Panzer Platoon - Command Konigstiger (Henschel) (215 pts)

Ersatz SS-Panzer Platoon - Command Panzer III L or M, Panzer III L or M (100 pts)
- Replace Panzer III L or M with Panzer IV G or H (15 pts)
- Replace Panzer III L or M with Panzer IV G or H (15 pts)
- 2x Equip Panzer with Schurzen (10 pts)

Volkssturm Platoon - Command Panzerfaust Rifle, 8x Panzerfaust Rifle (105 pts)
- Replace one Panzerfaust Rifle with MG08/15 LMG (-5 pts)

Volkssturm Platoon - Command Panzerfaust Rifle, 6x Panzerfaust Rifle (85 pts)
- Replace one Panzerfaust Rifle with MG08/15 LMG (-5 pts)

750 Points, 4 Platoons

The Readied troops

The company Comander

The Duo of Panzer 4's

My 2 platoons of Volkssturm each with an MG team.

So the plan is to have the Volkssturm sit on each objective and not move and let the tanks do the heavy lifting as the Volkssturm and reluctant conscripts so I wont be charging across the battlefield with them. They are there as a deterrent as they are loaded with panzerfausts.
Ive done quite well in the past at this event so I have some confidence going into this event but at the end of the day it comes down to dice. So you can only do what you can.

Hope to see you there.


  1. Not a bad amount of stuff for 750 points! I'm predicting this Fracas will be a bit of a dice-off, so good luck ;-)

    1. Thanks Paul yea I thought so too but all of it being reluctant and only some being trained might be hard to pull it off.

  2. Haha, we have almost the same army John, only exception would be I took a Panzer crew Platoon
    instead of the two Panzer 4s ..... I think your idea might be the better one as its more mobile
    Will be funny if we both have to face each other, see you next weekend

    1. yea will be interesting to see how many lists with KT's there is I know of 4 already. The panzer crew you went with don't have the special rules about assaulting tanks as they are not SS. Im looking forward to this weekend cant wait.