Wednesday night at Gavin's saw a rematch of the previous IABSM scenario, but with the rôles reversed, and me playing the Germans against Pete and Matt, with Gavin umpiring.
|Some of the resources at my disposal.|
|The advancing British.|
In the meantime, the British had spotted something in the woods, but weren't sure what, so one of the British Big Men bravely snuck up for a better look and found the Pak40.
|"My word, chaps. A Jerry anti-tank|
A couple of infantry sections opened up on it, and despite it being dug in, it took a fair amount of damage. And finally the Axis Support card came up.... and I blew the roll.
|The Germans in the woods open fire.|
About then, one blind of British tanks deployed and commenced unloading on the Pak40, to surprisingly little effect. And finally! An Axis Support card and a successful roll.
The following turn, they made the smart choice and deployed off blinds. On my blinds card, I deployed the PanzerKnacker squad and the PanzerSchrek...
|"Here, Hans. You did know this|
is the last round for the
Just in range of the lead Sherman, too. Which was nice.
The next turn saw the card for the PankerSchrek come up before the Shermans. Which was, as they say, also nice. Three actions, so fire, reload, fire.
|"Ja. It was my lucky round."|
Oh well. Better make the most of it. Double six. I get to roll 16 dice (13 for the PanzerSchrek and 3 more for ambush) against the Sherman's 6, and beat it by four hits.
Result, a very satisfying KABOOM!
|The Pak40 gets in trouble.|
That was followed by the two infantry sections under the trees getting picked on, one being down to zero actions (and only two men).
And sadly, about there, we ran out of time. Hopefully Gavin and the guys can finish this off sometime, in which case, watch his blog for the second half!