"The Germans must cross the three board playing area and have 17 EVP on board 9 western half at game end. They have a strong force of 18 elite squads to accomplish this. They also outrange the British especially in support weapons. My plan is for the 9-2 with two squads and the HMG and MMG to move up to level 3 on board two and use this firebase to suppress the British infantry. Along with them will be an 8-0 with the radio and two HS with 50mm MTRs. The plan will be to ignore the British tank and target infantry. While the German infantry move into the building on board 15. Once in the buildings the 9-2 and 8-0 will move up to the hills on board 15 and further suppress British infantry. The on the last turn the German infantry will move out of the building and on to board 9. Since the British tank cannot leave the road without bogging it should not be able to seriously disrupt the German infantry. Hopefully the Germans will win the long range shootout between the 9-2 leaders."
"The plan did not work. Mostly due to some excellent shooting by the British and the Germans inability to get rate on the HMG/MMG combo for over 4 turns. It also helped when a British 9-1 went heroic and survived 4 or more fire attacks by the HMG/MMG combo plus MTR fire. Grumble Jones got in some very good hits on the Germans moving in stacks and by turn 7 still had controls of the buildings on board 15. The Germans were out of time and troops. Well played by Grumble Jones for the win!"
Well...that's a wrap on the last AAR for the Summer of 2020. It's been a remarkable summer of ASL. Halloween is just around the corner and the Annual Grumble Jones Halloween Scenario will be available soon.
Dan and I will return next Saturday
for a playing of
Scenario LFT 88 - Das Untergang!
We will see you then!