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    War Panda
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    So this is the second part of the report found here:

    https://www.thewargameswebsite.com/forums/topic/battlegroup-skirmish-28mm/
    Marder III is called up into the battle

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    It moves towards the center of town

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    It opens fire on top floor of the hotel where the US 1st squad have positioned themselves

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    The shot hits the building but without much effect on 1st squad

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    German 3rd squad have moved into the buildings adjacent to the engineers

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    US engineer rifle team (who have been on overwatch) open fire

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    Their fire fails to suppress the German position who return fire with vengence!

    Engineer MG still pinned down

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    Meanwhile German mortars are attempting to range in on the US 2nd squad who are on the edge of the square

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    On the street the shooting continues

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    The German commander is constantly having to rally his troops just to keep their resistance up (this of course is decreasing their overall morale or Battle Rating)

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    The engineers are ready with their explosives:

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    The charges explode

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    Tank obstacle cleared…(this is an objective for the US so decreases the German BR)

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    3rd German MG team fire down on the engineers below

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    Another man down

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    Sherman moves into the town rolling across the cleared area

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    Engineer rifle team move into the hotel

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    1st squad move across the street to assault the German occupants.

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    A bloody fights erupts with the attackers launching grenades and blasting everything in sight with their thompsons…

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    Sherman opens fire on the Marder III

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    A Miss! The Sherman shoots just wide of the Marder…

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    A close thing for the Marder, whose crew scramble to return fire…

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    Meanwhile the dug-in German rifle team have routed leaving the MG to stand alone

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    The German BR Morale Counters are beginning to mount up…
    These are received both if a unit is destroyed or when the commander decides to rally the troops

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    The Marder returns fire

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    Direct hit!!!

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    The Sherman’s knocked out

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    Mortar fire eventually hits the US west of town

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    The 2nd rifle team are completely routed after a direct hit

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    German sniper fires at the engineer MG that have been pinned down and unable to move…

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    Sniper takes out the second of the three man MG team. Last man standing

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    He’s had enough…

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    Now suddenly the US are feeling serious pressure; this could go either way with both sides hanging on by their fingernails

    The 1st squad assault ends in victory after the German 3rd squad put up terrific resistance!

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    4 of 1st squad have been put out of the battle

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    Engineer team decide to put some fire down on the Marder …

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    The gunfire from the hotel forces the Marder into a retreat

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    Finally after failing its comms test for the entire battle the US FO gets through to his mortar team and with his first barrage scores a direct hit on the dug-in German MG team …how ironic that their first shot scores the winning blow of the entire battle!

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    This final loss of the MG unit pushes the German BR just over the its force limit…

    The Germans have broken!

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    Their resolute resistance has finally broken

    “The great Gaels of Ireland are the men that God made mad,
    For all their wars are merry, and all their songs are sad.”

    #28347
    Norm S
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    Lovely presentation, you do this so well. I now have 20mm WWII forces because of one of your past productions.

    #28349
    Steve Johnson
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    Once again another cracking AAR

    #28350
    Rod Robertson
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    War Panda:

    You blew up a happy, dancing pig, you black-hearted butcher! I take that personally. No more bacon for you! Aside from pitching poor porcines aloft, it was a very fetching photo-essay of the battle. Beautiful terrain, models and figures as always. Well done, sir. Very exciting indeed.

    Cheers and no more bacon for you!

    Rod Robertson.

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    Rod Robertson
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    #28385
    War Panda
    Participant

    LoL that is without doubt the dandiest angry pig I have ever seen 😀

    For the rest of the slighter saner responses; thank you 🙂

    “The great Gaels of Ireland are the men that God made mad,
    For all their wars are merry, and all their songs are sad.”

    #28386
    War Panda
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    “The great Gaels of Ireland are the men that God made mad,
    For all their wars are merry, and all their songs are sad.”

    #28388
    Rod Robertson
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    War Panda (Criminal):

    Compounding you crimes, eh? Well a reckoning will be coming. Somehow, someway the scales will be balanced. Badal!

    The Porcine Operational Revenge Collective (Vicious Pigs).

     

     

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 7 months ago by Rod Robertson.
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