Game Reports

SOGG big game 2014 D Day +6

Posted by Fire at Will on 24 Jun 2014, 08:27

Back in Wilberfoss, near York for the annual Society of Gentlemen gamers big game. This time it was D Day +6 using the forces from the Rapid Fire Normandy battlegroups, for me it was a repeat as I'd participated in similar event at Plymouth last year.

Thepictures of all the games can be found on the SOGG site (photos still being added at the moment)
http://www.societyofgentlemengamers.org/viewforum.php?f=102

as a taster here is the report from my table

Overview of the table
Image
The first move, 2 Panzer's Reconaissance batalion moving up the flank, the two lorried panzer grenadiers battalions moved up the roads
Image
The German artillery, a real headache as I had limited infantry and these had the potential to cause real problems.
Image
The steady advance by 7th armoured, it's the first outing for my new motor battalion.
Image

Image
It's a tight queeze at the beginning
Image
Despite moving second I managed to establish a defence line along the centre road
Image
But moving any further forward is going to be tricky, especially with the lurking 88mms
Image
Cromwells and infantry cautiously moving forward. With the enemy being dominantly an infantry force there was few targets for the Fireflys with their lack of HE!
Image

Image
An 88mm takes out a Firefly
Image
Revenge, all available guns target the 88mm and the Reconnaissance battalion.
Image
Unfortunately after a hit from a Stummel one of my squadrons falls back.
Image
Almost off the table for the Firefly.
Image
The charge of the stuarts to take out the German OP's
Image
But success comes at a cost...
Image
One Stuart manages to survive to retribution from four 105mm guns
Image
The German left flank is crumbling, the Reconnaissance Battalion has been routed, but some extra Panzer Grenadiers arrive to shore up the line
Image
The Panzer Grenadier battalion in the centre is now in trouble as my armour and infantry concentrate on them away from the gun line
Image
The other battalion continues to hide in a stone walled field.
Image
Fire at Will  United Kingdom
 
Posts: 315
Member since:
16 Dec 2009, 16:21


Posted by Peter on 25 Jun 2014, 15:10

Great pictures and battle report! Thanks for sharing! :thumbup:
User avatar
Peter  Belgium

Moderator Moderator
 
Posts: 17306
Member since:
25 Mar 2008, 18:51

Posted by Rosbif on 07 Jul 2014, 11:13

Excellent setup; smashing terrain!
User avatar
Rosbif  Australia

Supporting Member (Bronze) Supporting Member (Bronze)
 
Posts: 409
Member since:
06 Apr 2011, 04:38


Return to Game Reports