I based it loosely on the Commandos at Rots scenario in Kampfgruppe Normandy. We didn't have all the things on the list in the book, but managed to substitute an approximation- plus we added in some artillery for a bit of extra firepower.
In the end the British won, despite losing two Shermans and having a whole section wiped out by an artillery stonk.
We got to use the British Commandos for the first time, well my first comlete section anyway; David handled them well & managed to storm the village Church, driving out a German force- well done Commandos.
The Germans had some unfortunate dice rolls and often lacked enough activations to really get momentum. Even their Tiger tank failed to take out a Churchill tank when it had the chance to shoot it in the flank. Amazingly a Sherman managed to take down a Panther, and another Sherman sent a German squad packing with its bow & co-axial MGs.
The cows are used for objective markers- the majority of which were captured & held by the British.
I hope you enjoy some pictures from our game:
|Cow objective marker on the bridge.|
|Two Panthers & German squads await the British onslaught|
|Helmut,the Forward Observer,makes his way to his hiding place in the Jean De Arc Cafe.|
|Churchills & infantry attempt a sneaky crossing of the stream.|
|Shermans squeezing around the German flank|
|Here come the Commandos|
|Sherman takes out a Panther!|
|The Commandos prepare to storm the Church.|
|Churchill commander lurks behind the buildings- he will call in a deadly artillery stonk.|
|Shermans, or is that Ronsons?|
|More British infantry reinforcements- a sticky end awaits them...|
|British section dashes across the open ground for cover.|
|After taking casualties this British section retires to the relative shelter of the bridge. Also giving them the objective.|
|The lone Tiger, unfortunately no kills today...|
|British section takes shelter from the Tiger behind these hedges.|
|British infantry section wiped out by direct hit & Churchill is supressed|
|Vintage German artillery assets|
|Artillery Stonk takes out another Panther & AT gun|
|The German Morale Chits|
|The British Morale Chits|
Your comments & questions are welcome.