Thursday, 2 July 2015

The Saurkrauts army for Panzerschreck 2015

Warren and myself (The Saurkrauts) are once again trying our luck at the always popular Panzerschreck event held in Palmerston North each July. Once again we where going German's hopefully with a bit better luck then last year. there will be 20 teams attending this year so 40 players which makes it one of the biggest events flames of war wise this year. Warren an I had only had the one practice game for panzerschreck which was more then we did for the last 2 years. We had a gave vs a team called The Trained Tigers run by Mark and Andrew Stanton you can find his blog and post about their force here. Event though we won that game we changed almost the whole army not happy with some areas where we where lacking like high end AT.

So the list we went with in the end was 2 infantry lists although one counts as armored And both where auto attack list with one of them being auto attack even vs other auto attack lists and could do it at NIGHT. Yes a list in late was that inst British and can auto attack at night with all the german goodies.

Onto the lists then Warren's list is.....

German Grenadier Infantry Company from the pdf - Kampfgruppe Kastner

Grenadier Company HQ - CinC SMG, 2iC SMG (40 pts)
                                        - Upgrade CinC SMG to CinC Panzerfaust SMG (10 pts)
                                        - Major Robert Kastner (50 pts)

Grenadier Platoon           - Command Rifle/MG, 6x Rifle/MG (155 pts)
                                        - Replace Command Rifle/MG with Command Panzerfaust SMG (10 pts)

Grenadier Platoon           - Command Rifle/MG, 6x Rifle/MG (155 pts)
                                        - Replace Command Rifle/MG with Command Panzerfaust SMG (10 pts)

Pionier Platoon               - Command Pioneer Rifle, 6x Pioneer Rifle (165 pts)

Assault Gun Platoon       - Command StuG G, 2x StuG G (285 pts)
                                        - 3x Replace StuG G with StuH42 (0 pts)

Rocket Launcher Battery - Command SMG, Observer Rifle, Kubelwagen,
                                           3x 15cm NW41 rocket launcher (105 pts)

With having Major Robert Kastner in Warren's list it gives us some cool rules

Keep Moving Forward
-Kästner and any platoon he has joined to may re-roll any failed bogging check to cross Difficult         Terrain.
-Kästner and any platoon he has joined to may make a Storm trooper Move on a roll of 2+.

Expert Field craft
-Kästner and any teams in a platoon he has joined are Gone to Ground, unless they move At the Double, carry Passengers that are not Recce teams, shoot, or assault.

Lead from the Front
-If Kästner is present on the battlefield he and any one platoon he has joined may make Spearhead Deployment move. This one would go well with my force more on that in a second.

All of Warren's troops are rated confident veteran which give him 5 very solid platoons at 985pts

My list was the following.......

German Volksgrenadier (277. Volksgrenadier) Infantry Company from the Nuts book

Volksgrenadier Company HQ - 1x CinC Panzerfaust Assault Rifle
                                                 - 1x 2iC Panzerfaust Assault Rifle (50 pts)

Volksgrenadier Sturm Platoon - 1x Command Panzerfaust Assault Rifle,
                                                    4x Panzerfaust Assault Rifle, 2x MG (160 pts)

Volksgrenadier Schutzen Platoon - 1x Command Panzerfaust Rifle/MG,
                                                         6x Panzerfaust Rifle/MG (130 pts)

Volksgrenadier Scout Platoon   - 1x Command Rifle, 2x Rifle (40 pts)
                                                   - Replace Command with Command Panzerfaust SMG (15 pts)

Tank-Hunter Platoon (Heer)     - 1x Command Jagdpanther, 1x Jagdpanther (460 pts)

Volks Pioneer Platoon               - 1x Command Pioneer Panzerfaust Rifle,
                                                     9x Pioneer Panzerfaust Rifle (160 pts)

So in this list if you take the Volks scout platoon you may elect to auto attack and if you do so the Volks Sturm, Schutzen, and Pioneer platoons may also make a spearhead move at the start of the game. With Warren also having 1 platoon that can do that coupled with storm trooper moves some pioneer flamethrowers and the breakthrough guns of the StuH42 we can me moving dug in infantry in turn 1 hopefully. And with 2 Jagdpanthers on the prowl we should be able to fend off all but Tiger 2 tanks.

All of this come in at  1015 Pts for 5 platoons I just have to be more careful with my half of the army as mine are all rated Reluctant trained although the Jagdpanthers are Confidant Vet. Me being an early war soviet player though for the last few events i'm use to that anyway.

So we have gone for an all out infantry attack army something i'm hoping might throw some people off especially if someone with heavy tanks or just lots of tanks in general has to defend. Could be fun hope to see you there.

I Finally get to use them

My recon they arn't motorcycle recon I just had some of the bikes and made infantry recon base out of them.

My Nebs will be in Warren's capable hands

And the StuH42's all infantry will fall before them. (Or so we hope)


  1. An interesting set up John. I like how you've tailored it for a specific plan of action, and I think it may well throw a few people off. Great to be infantry but still really mobile on the big tables. See you up there! :-)

    1. Thanks Paul well if there are tank armies that have to defend then they may struggle with the mass of Panzerfaust carrying infantry.

  2. Looking good John, the four spearhead moves combined with a recce move and the always attack (at Night) with Kastner is a very cool idea - not sure how Andy and myself will cope with that. - Train MG's will come in handy

    1. Well we are hoping that the night attack will help get us to the objective mostly untouched. Your train could be bad for our infantry though.

  3. Now our arty can blow up two jadgtigers instead of one.
    Hey good changes thou. The extra spearheads good move. And extra pioneers good .move. c u there

    1. Who's jadgtigers are you going to be shooting in our game we don't have any lol. No im hoping there wont be a repeat of that although their top armor is only 1 but having 2 of them at least 1 will survive.