In the last post I gave outline of the campaign and scenario so now the first game itself. Support roll showed that each of us would get 2 points. I was leading German side and chose Panzerknacker* team for my mere 2 point support while Sarmor playing the Polish has chosen Maxim MMG and Pre game barrage for his sum of 5.
First 2 phases went to Poland and Sarmor managed to place all of his forces on the table and moved very aggressively against my deployment points. but then iI rolled 2 consecutive phases and with very lucky rolling for preliminary barrage managed to put two of my squads in. One in the middle...
After two phases of machine gun fire Telamonov (Ex Telamonov by now) Squad break and fled.
Next phase saw pinning MMG team and wounding of its commanding sergeant. That put Polish morale at 5.
Victory for the Germany but..
I lost 16 man from my platoon in the process..
That means that I will play next game with only 18 men.. and 4 men will return from the first aid point after the second game. So it seems I got carried on too far...
I should fight from much further safer positions. But Sarmor managed to come really close with his 2 squads and concentrate fire power on my.
Some sweetens was instant Iron cross for Katshmarek after the game. He deserved it.. Captain took his own and put it on brave feldfebel.
After the game Polish side lost 8 Dead 2 broken and fled and one in the captivity (but only 8 dead came form the Platoon itself.)
But when we checked what happens with cut off squads results were a little more equal.
poles lost 4 captured including Sergeant Xardasov and 9 delayed (unable to participate in another campaign turn while stranded and lost. So Sarmor decided to use one of his 2 Platoon swaps and send the first platoon to the rest.
As its one side ladder I automatically gave up the initiative (and get one free trench for a next game as I strengthen my defences) as a , but now I consider moving back for better position and some more trenches!!
See you next game !
* fair question on historical accuracy is - Do Germans used Pancerknacker teams in shape given by CoC rulebook in 1945, I don't have definite information anyway, but they used many LMG team in the defensive so it will count as one