At last after almost a year I' ve managed to play a game of FoW. I led my 'Hell on wheels' medium tank company against Elbongo's Fritzens. We played at Bongos place on his wonderful table and I really enjoyed an exciting game on a perfect setting.
deployment zone of the Krauts in the south
and in the north of the battlefield
my Amis gathered around an objective
Stuarts ready to engage
one of the attached rifle platoons secures the second objective
..and Jeep spotting for the best chance to ambush
The Germans running..
..to occupy the walls next to the road.
overview of the now digged in rifle platoon
Krauts with lots of MG42 approaching the village from west
the other attached rifle platoon approaching the village from east
Tigers backing up the advancing infantry
US artillery's first strike
GI's reaching the village
the Sherman platoon trying to drive around the village in the north of the battlefield
the .50 cal gunner looking for trouble
Company commander and recovery vehicle looking for enemies
Infantry trying to get an overview in the south
In the north the other rifle platoon trying to take over the village..
..but gets torn apart after facing the german machine guns. :-/
the Wolverines starting an ambush
Artillery taking revenge on the germans in village
the grenadiere increasing the pressure
the german objektive
the stuarts taking out the germans on the road
getting spotted by the grasshopper..
.. the germans in the village receive another artillery strike
the tigers react to the wolverines..
..with typical accuracy.
reinforcements reaching the road
the bogged 76mm shermans getting covered in smoke
While the recovery vehicle clears the tanks..
..artillery fire trying stop the german advance
in the north behind the village the shermans got hit by german artillery
one of the tigers gets circled..
..and finally destroyed by multiple hits.
the remaining tiger continues to destroy enemy tanks
meanwhile the sherman platoon has circled the village
overview of the south of the battlefield
the company commander checking the situation
german infantry trying to reach theUS objective
the grenadiere in the village turn back..
..to defend the german north objective threaten by the shermans
in the south the 76er shermans pushing forward to the second german objective..
..blasting the mortar squad.
the US objective in the south is safe
the commander observes the final US offensive
but the shermans got fought off by the german soldiers
In the end neither the germans nor the americans were able to occupy an objective, but the US forces destroyed more german platoons. Narrow victory! :-)