Thursday 31 May 2012

FOW Operation Sealion part 2 "The Train"

Ran the second game of FOW today in the Sealion Campaign
this time Somerset was the location.
We decided and urged by Steve of WWPD I used my new Train,
picking a panzer grenadier unit and my mate had his US tank
The sceanario was surrounded so the train became the centre
line defence, the US armour attacking from both sides

The GErma advance force occupies the village holding the
train lines

The 1/2 track panzer grenadiers sat and waited in the vehicle

The US armour and artillery get in position

As the train arrives the US tank destroyes advance to get good
The mighty beast trumbles inot the village

US armoured rifles move to take the left side of the road
The shermas on the left engage the PZIVs from an hill top
The rigth shermans and HQ advance and engage
thepanzer grenadiers in the woods right of the train
a brutal fire figththe shermas fail and loose 2 tanks
to the troops only the command remains holding his
panzerfaust that served him well

The train opens up on the US army
Taking fire it returns like a battle ship, the german scouts
make a play for the objectives

A lone pz38 stalks the remaing sherma HQ fires and his shot is
saved bt he is behind them now
The German puma's fire on the US motor rifles

The train moves up to a better field of fire pouring shells
and machine guns but only holding the US
The shermans bail the pz38 but he climbs back in realising
they did no damage
The US tank destroyer pick off the train cars but are traded in shots
The US motot rifles charge the pumas to be repulsed
The pz38 knocks out a tank destroyer causeing the whole
unit to flee
The panzer VIs take too much fire and back off the field
The train is shoot to pieces byt he US tanks and guns
the HQ again tried to destroy the pz38 to no avail
The motor rifles take the pumas out after a long fight
The train is abandoned and the German take ther leave of
the village the US are the winners
The train is left burning in the village
Hero fo the day the pz38 he never stopped and took out a
unit alone
The game was real fun to play, using the train for the first time
it a monster and can cause a heck of alot of damage. we all
enjoyed the battle..
Evry FOW is different and what wargame should be fun

Wednesday 30 May 2012

Operation Sealion Battle of Skegness beach FOW

Part of the FOW world wide Campaign run by the great
WWPD guys, I chose the German strom company to hit
Skegness beach, the defenders were the home guard and
the defence force, played to the rules for the game, i
used some old plastic pontoon boats for my barges, taking
some panzer 2 fitted with swimming booms.

how the town tunred out i got a google map and made the
closest i could.

2 large ponds are on the sand break side of the beach

a radar station denoted an objective in the hinterland

The AUOP defenders make ther plans to recive the Bosh.

The home guard HQ

Teh home guard wait inthe trenches

The Germans first wave appoched the Panzer II wallow
in the shore line

Infantry storm of the barges
2 panzer II make it the sea wall the rest are delayed in
the shore line
Bombardments keep the defenders head down
The panzer II;s get swallowed bu the sea and sink
The bunker 17 pounders make short work of a tank
HMG arrive to give fire power to the attackers
Storm troopers hit the sea wall and wait to move over inot the
barb wire and defences
The HO=MG try to duel with the trench defneders and
HMG boxes
A stroke of luck training Crusader tanks arrive to support
the defenders
The storm toppers breach the wire and attack the trench
line of the home guard
Afeter a bloody short engagement the home guard fall back
giving fire, theold guys and young lads wont let the Nazi' swine
a step closer
More home gurad arrive running to the beach lines to defend
the home of the King
The germa second wave storm troopers advance over the sea
wall inot the barb wire to reinforce there comrades
Mortorcycle teams become stuck on the beach , they
planned to ride inot the town to engage the enmey but
are held by fire and the soft sand
The German pionners and remaing tanks advance on the radar
station under heavy enemy fire

The home guard prepare to charge back to take there trenches
aided by the new arrives tanks

The Germans are wiped out to a man and home guard
return to the trench , now there blood is up
The pioneers clear the defenders of the trenches but find
all around is lost, under fire thye return to ther barges the
attack a close cut thing, but the bravery of the home guard
has proved too much for Gitlers stormtroopers this day.
Tea and scones all round, and the immortal words
"they do not like it up em!"