Scenario 1: Probe into Fontenay
This scenario sees the Royal Scots launch their attack into the northern edges of Fontenay. This is a Probe scenario, where the German outpost line will withdraw if the British player can exit a team off the Germans board edge. The British were led by Quinton Tiberton, while the German forces were to be led by Jurgen Kiebler.
Dave prepping the forces
After the patrol phase, the German jump points are located where the barrel piles are.
The British arrival was hampered by Fog, while the German arrival was hampered by a Bombardment. The British show up early & begin moving down the road.
The British got a jump point inside one of the buildings, however a lucky HE shell from my Panzer IV rubbled the building forcing the Vickers HMG team, Sniper & Senior leader out into the open.
Scott managed to get a couple round of good dice allowing him successive actions. He began running one of the squads forward taking advantage of the few German troops that had been deployed, however he eventually suffered Pinned results due to shock & although getting quite close for a victory was halted when another German squad with 2 MG's deployed & managed to break the squad. At this point, the British withdrew.
The after action report direct from the host -
"First game went to the Germans, aided by a lucky round of 75mm HE which collapsed the forward British jumping-off position very early in the fray. Accurate German fire from forward deployed forces held the British infantry off for the most part, yet one team of rabbits almost made it through only to be bushwacked by a section of SS foxes hiding in a copse of trees. The British pulled back to regroup and reconsider their approach, giving the Germans additional time to bolster their positions.
So it appears we will again be fighting over this plot of land. The Germans suffered 3 dead & 2 injured (miss next battle). As the Allied forces are getting more reinforcements, each German casualty is much harder to make up.
Thanks to Dave for hosting.