A game changing error: deploying my 17lb anti tank battery in
the only position the German spotter could see it!
Amongst the ruins Brigadier General Bykleigh considers his
Artillery fire was to be the Airborne's only hope against the
German armour. The 6lb antitank gun is already retiring!
The Stugs are out of sight of the Airborne's spotter and the
infantry dug in around Rumfordeville.
Herr Whytt considers his next move while anti aircraft gunners
nervously scan the skies!
Airborne hopes are raised when one Panzer IV is knocked out
and a second heavily damaged by HE. A false dawn sadly as
it turned out!
A cautious advance by Infantry supported by Stugs on the
Airborne's extreme left flank is worrying!
In the German centre infantry go into action supported by their
Jabo! No cause for alarm though...
The bombing run fails to destroy the advancing Stugs!
As the Typhoon readies itself for its second straffing attack it
proves too little too late and its all up for the Airborne, failing
their second consecutive Morale Test at the start of Turn 6!
"For you, Herr Bykleigh, the war IS over!"
I realised my error but was paralysed by what I could do in response and bottled it frankly! Not my finest hour!
The Allied version of the Field Hospital as the German one in
the last post proved popular! Once more though, the busiest
chaps on the Airborne side!
Lovely looking game:). Shame your deployment seemed to hamper you from the off:(. We've all done it and I'm sure we will do it again...ReplyDelete
Thanks Steve. As you say, we have and no doubt we will!Delete
Another Spiffing report and photos old bean. I am sure you will do better on Monday.ReplyDelete
Well, not so much better as it turned out...Delete
Great pictures, beautiful looking game!ReplyDelete
Thanks Phil. The look matters to us, it's a part of the pleasure of our hobby.Delete
Lovely looking game.ReplyDelete
Great looking game,win,lose or draw!ReplyDelete
I do loose rather well of late!Delete
Great game and nice table tooReplyDelete
I had a feeling it was all up for the Brits when Mr.B. asked me "when's the earliest you've ever realised the game is lost?". We'd just finished turn 2!ReplyDelete
Stuffed from Turn 2 as you rightly surmised!Delete
Win or lose it looks an excellent table and a fun game. Maybe more fun if you win ;)ReplyDelete
Always enjoy my games whatever the outcome, though winning is good fun if I remember rightly!Delete
A lovely looking game David...ReplyDelete
I have had such a long line of losses in the last year ... this all seems perfectly normal to me...
All the best. Aly
A fellow sufferer is always welcome here. We should have a game sometime, though it would probably be a draw!Delete
Yet another spiffy looking game David!ReplyDelete