Steve and I were able to get a late war beach landing game in this last week. It was perfect for me since its been some time for my Americans hitting the table. It was also the first time I have played a beach landing so that was a plus as well.
Be sure to catch Steve's in depth battle report at What Would Patton Do ?
Enjoy the pictures .... !!!
|Calm before the storm ...|
|Unlucky landing craft ...|
|1st wave(L to R) ... Engineers, 81mm Mortars, Infantry|
|Boat 1 with Engineers, 2IC and attached Bazooka team|
|81mm Mortars in Boat 2|
|Boat 1 and 2 drift ... confusing landing action|
|Boat 3 lands a distance from desired point but hits the beach running ...|
|81mm are annihilated by beach defensive fire ...|
|Another boat deploys 81mm 2nd platoon ... running by their fallen 1st platoon|
|Priests firing from the water ...|
|2nd plt 81mm attempting to deploy for smoke as Infantry and Engineers move to the sea wall ...|
|81mm 2nd plt in action ...|
|1st plt of Engineers getting hammered as they run for the sea wall ...|
|Incoming mortar fire on the beach ...|
|Priest and 81mm Smoke Barrage ...|
|Infantry at the wall as 2nd plt of 81mm mortars support under a hail of gunfire|
|1st plt of Shermans hit the beach, these 2 bog as the others move to support|
|2nd plt of Engineers hit the beach to support the right flank ...|
|1st plt Infantry makes it to the wall and crosses. 2nd plt of Engineers moving to assist|
|3rd plt Infantry hit the beach on the left flank, past fallen soldiers of 1st and 2nd plt of 81mm Mortars|
|Heavy machine fire begins to stall the advance ...|
|1st plt Infantry makes the gap ... Engineers hit the sea wall ...|
|Left flank preparing to breach the gap as well ...|
|One of the last photos of the failed landing, right flank assault was repulsed.|
I had a blast. I was able to get my Americans on the board, play a new mission and have a blast once again hanging out with Steve. I look forward to our Eastern Front battle later this week!
Keep the Paint flowing and the Dice rolling ...
Joe ... aka Mezz