Last Saturday saw a fight between Para and Mech Grenadier.
The mission was using a home-made scenario, "Get the scientist". The scenario is here.
The party was a demo at the Hong Kong Society of Wargame HKSW. The game was played with 34 RP, mostly because a new player should not be overwhelmed by the number of units.
The OoB of the Para was the following :
- Standard Para HQ + Battle Chapelain and one radio.
- Standard Para squad, all bren
- Half-team Para squad, all bren, commanded by a Corporal (value 4RP)
- 2 British Steel (value 3RP), 1 flamer, 1 vicker, Corporal has a radio.
- 1 HMG
- Armor and Elite upgrade
- Standard HQ
- 2 Mech Grenadier squad, all Gewehr
- MG team
- Werewolf (Weird unit on the table)
- Armor and Veteran upgade
I am still waiting for my British vehicles ordered in Warlord and just received last Monday info that my Tetrarch won't be coming due to no stock. Anyhow, for a demo party, vehicles may be a little too much. And no trees as well. Wood will be delimited by "white foam". To say that 1949, even the trees are weird.
Turn 1: All started with the Para making a run for the tower and the cemetery
The Germans were lucky most of the time and were able to bring most of the platoon on the board, with the noticeable absence of the MG, which would be fatal to it.
Turn 2: Advance of the Para to the Tower, and the British Steel cleared the woods of a decoy, slowing them down a bit. The German rush through the wheat field and the wood, while the MG finally join the fight.
In the mean time, the German HQ retreat to bring the medic close to the MG while the Aufklarer rush to the Cemetary and another Half Team rush to the Tower.
Turn 4: The MG finish the MG team before it can be brought back to fight while the German eliminate the HQ team, including the Battle Chapelain. Only the private avoided death by heroically being wounded. But that meant the loss of one of the two radio. Around the cemetery, the Aufklarer and the British Steel/Para Half team are closing.
Turn 5: Para finally got into the Tower, the German downed a sniper, threw grenades in the house while the British Steel flamed the Aufklarer after they threw grenades to the Para Half Team. The British cleared almost the two half squad on the top with accurate aiming.