First up, an assault on Sword Beach where British Commando's seek to link up with glider and para troops operating around the Orne river area.
I'm running a 1780 point festungskompanie and Ben is running a 1780 beaches commando list.
Much thanks to our local FLGS for helping out with terrain. Sadly, we had no thing to work as a beach so we just went with blue felt. It's a little jerry rigged but it'll do.
This was a 9 turn fight. Long and bloody, instead of going blow by blow I've decided to make it a bit quicker. Focusing on key points of action instead of every roll, every move and every turn.
|The Board, we're running a breakthrough mission (in retrospect I think this was a poor choice for a beach landing mission, but whaddya gonna do?)|
|German's mighty deployment|
|British step off the boats and onto the beach!|
|British start moving up|
|With the support of heavy naval gun fire|
|Germans open up and start to take their toll|
|AVRE's move up and start to pour fire in to the German Left|
|Taking out an HMG nest|
|While, in the center, under withering fire, the brits head up to the PaK 40 bunker|
|Glider troops sneak onto the board from the rear on Turn three|
|And the AVRE's on the German right destroy the command bunker!|
|And reduce the supporting teams|
|Inexorably, the British push ashore|
|Assaulting the Pak40 bunker in the Center|
|And destroying it!|
|Brits rush up to the barbed wire and trenches on the German right|
|As the glider troops continue sneaking up the hill|
|The Brits assault the main line of resistance on the German right!|
|And are gutted|
|The brits continue the assault both infront of and to the rear of the German right, but the grenadiers push off both assaults.|
|Sadly (for me) they are unable to destroy the Glider Platoon and cannot secure the rear objective in time to stave off a loss.|
Brits win, 4-3