||Schwerepanzerjager (Relutant Trained)
I choose the two sides with hedges on their boundaries, and woods to hide near, hopefully limiting Dave's speed.
Dave rushes his entire force up towards the IC and 2IC. The mortars fail to range in until attempt 3 on volksturm - so no kills. Plane arrives, but only one plane (common issue) fails to hit. Dave smokes the Jagdtigers.
KT arrives from reserves, IC and 2IC engaged reverse gear - all shoot, all miss! The other two Jagdtigers start moving towards the objectives
Daves cromwells all cross the hedge fine, but only one smoke shot hits! The Stuart's fire at the volksturm killing a team - the mortars and plane fail to kill any!
With only one smoked the KT and JT fire - (the other moves to shoot) despite no cover all miss! The other JT's move round to objectives. Nebs range in on mortars but fail to hit, ostwinds arrive on far side
Cromwells arrive from reserve, move up shoot at flanks of JT, miss. Cromwells surround IC - kill him, surround 2IC miss! Plane and mortars each kill a team, as do Stuart's.
Nebs range in on cromwells surrounding dead JT, kill one! KT kills another a volksturm fires it's Faust bailing another - Dave fails morale even with guards. The other JT kills 2IC and other two JTs kill challenger and Cromwell.
Cromwells kill both ostwinds, Stuart's kill a few infantry stands, plane stays away mortars kill a couple of stands.
The nebs kill two mortars, the two Jagdtigers chase down the last two cromwells from the platoon, whilst the King Tigers miss the 2IC. The Jagdtiger 2IC misses the Stuart's.
The Stuart's move to assault the volksturm, but two bog over the hedge. The 2IC Cromwell tried to kill some infantry in the open but they're still not testing, whilst the mortars only pin them.
The Jagdtigers engage the 2IC killing him, whilst the 2IC Jagtiger again misses the Stuart's. But with such a tempting target the volksturm try to assault them, but fail their tank terror test.
With the Stuart's unbogging they make short work of the volksturm in front of them. The mortars and plane target the other volksturm platoon, killing enough stands to make them test - but they pass!
The Jagtigers and king tigers focus on the final Stuart - game over.
|Well when I'm a 5+ roll away from a 5+ company morale test that's a close game! It was unlucky that Dave's plane kept only turning up as a single flight - the hedges also limited his mobility, but him failing to smoke me for a turn, and then me failing to hit with every shot was almost a game changer. |
Dave failing all his morale tests even with guards was also unlucky. The Jagdtigers are resilient - but their offensive output is low, and excessive! I was also once again impressed by the resilience of the volksturm - these guys are worth 100 points every time!
I hope you enjoyed the AAR.