Wednesday, March 30, 2011

AAR - SS Panzergrenadiers vs US Glider Infantry

Greetings troops,

Monday evening, I was able to get a great battle in with Sean at Steve's house.  The German forces were rolled for before the game to add a hint of fog of war.  The scenario was also rolled for with the result being Trench Fight with Sean's forces being the 12th SS Panzergrenadiers (Fearless Veteran).  I brought my US Glider troops (Confident Trained, Armor Support Confident Veteran) to the fight.  Total force point load out was 1750.

Steve briefly covered the battle with some awesome pictures. Check it out ... WWPD

It was a great mission to play because  ...
  1. I never had used trenches and defenses before.  So this was an awesome opportunity
  2. Sean has never attacked entrenched troops. So this was an awesome opportunity for him.
  3. I got to play Sean in a game which was great because we haven't had a chance to do such in a long time.
Sean had the following to command ...

12.SS Gepanzerte Panzergrenadiers (Fearless vet)
  • HQ + 2 Panzerfausts + Panzerschreck
  • Gepanzerte Panzergrenadier Platoon w/ Panzerfaust
  • Gepanzerte Panzergrenadier Platoon w/ Panzerfaust
  • SS Scout Platoon (3 teams in kubelwagons)
  • SS Panzer Platoon (4x Panzer IV H)
  • Assault Tank Platoon (4x Heer Brummbars)(CV)
  • Armored Rocket Battery (Heer Panzerwerfers w/ crew)(CV)
I was commanding the following ...

US 327th Glider Infantry
  • HQ + 3 Bazookas
  • Glider Rifle Platoon
  • Glider Rifle Platoon
  • Engineers + 3 Bazookas
  • Weapons Platoon (LMGs attached out)
  • 81mm Mortar Platoon
  • 5x Shermans (from 2ID- CV)
  • M10 Tank Destroyers (CV)

 Fair right of the American lines.

 Objective near the center of the American lines

 Engineers with additional bazooka support on the American left flank

 German advance on the American right flank

 American left flank looking down the line towards the right flank

 I can see for miles and miles ... of barbed wire & minefields

Expanded view of the American Front

 German advance on the left flank

A preliminary artillery barrage hits the center and right flank !

View of the barrage from the center of the line.
 German advance on the right flank ....

 Engineer HMG covering the road approach on the left flank ...

 German Panzergrenadiers disembark their transports to advance

 American Infantry view on the left flank

Panzer IVs crash through the church wall to get around minefields. Tank 2 bogs in the rubble

 American Command screaming to hold the line !!!

Left flank getting ready for the onslaught ...

 Panzergrenadiers advancing towards the wire of the right flank


 Left flank forming for an assault.  A brummbar bogs in the woods and is ripe for an assault!

 Center of the American lines ...

 The center's view of the upcoming assault ...

The right flank already showing signs of weakness. can they survive ?

I will leave you off here till the next posting.  It will conclude the final photos of our battle ... till then ...

Keep the Paint flowing and the Dice rolling ...

Joe ... aka Mezz


    1. looks great. can't wait for part duex.

    2. Great troops and table. Looking forward to the next post. That church is impressive too.

    3. Looking to post at the end of the week my friends!

    4. As usual, awesome looking table and minis...

    5. Nice report Joe! I posted a few pics of those Soviets on my blog if you haven't seen them yet.

    6. @ Gyro ... thank you
      @ Johnnyutah ... I saw them. They look awesome !