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Battleground Europe – Scenario 1 – Airborne Night Fight

We had two tables at the club to play the first few hours of the day before the D-Day, when airborne troops, both Americans and British, were sent as spearhead to hold key locations in preparation of the D-Day.

This is the bunker complex assaulted by the British

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And this is the French village, objective of the Americans.

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The list for my Airborne & Glider troops platoon can be found here 

Only two paratrooper squads enter in the first turn, the night is dark, still the platoon is dispersed, they had an objective, the two squads are advancing one from north and one from the south.

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Germans are everywhere in the village, the church seems to be the most difficult objective to conquer.

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One of the squads of Germans grenadiers come out from the building, alarmed by the sound of SMG coming from the officers quarters.

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From the south the light mortar team joins the other paratrooper squad

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On the north, attracted b sounds of fighting, an officer and a half squad of glider troopers approach the village, suddenly finding themselves in front of a Germans squad, in a few seconds with the help of surprise, the German squad was eliminated.

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The sniper team also join the fight, approaching the now empty building next to the church.

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The paratrooper squad is attacked by the germans officers and it’s pinned!

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The germans are now in alarm, they know the enemy is attacking the village from north and one squad of Grenadiers leave his position next to one objective and run towards the officer quarters where all the fighting noise is coming from.

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The airborne sniper take position into the building

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In the meantime the glider troops move towards the gate of the villa which is one of the objective, they are hearing sounds of movements by they don’t see anything.

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The officer helps the airborne troop in rallying and the squad is now ready to assault the building protected only by a couple of Germans officers, but to be fair, they put up a hell of a fight!

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And they finally conquer one objective.

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On the south lot of movements with troops on both sides trying to reposition, but very little visibility and almost no shot fired at all

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Finally the Germans veteran get out from the church and killed the light mortar team.

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But it’s too late, the paratrooper squads surrounded another objective now only defended by a MMG

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Last desperate attempt to remove the US from the objective by the Germans veteran, but unsuccessful.

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The game is over, lot of casualties from both sides by the Airborne managed to take and hold two out of three objective, US victory!

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Very fun game, the night fight rules are perfect for small skirmish like this at 500pts, probably too clunky to be used in a full sized game of 1000pts.

Also excellent scenario, excellent scenery provided by Eltjo with some great looking Sarissa precision building, in particular the church which is a fantastic model.

Next scenario in the campaign will be Glider Assault, perhaps I should get a couple of gliders…

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6Shooters WW2 Campaign – Easy Company

 

 

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101st Airborne Division “Screaming Eagles”

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Easy Company / 2nd Battalion / 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E_Company,_506th_Infantry_Regiment_(United_States)

 

US Army Airborne Rifle Platoon –  World War II – 39/51 men

Platoon HQ = 7

– 2 Officers

– Platoon Sergeant

– Sergeant Guide

– 3 Messengers (1 RTO)

2-3 Rifle Squad X 12

each

Mortar Squad = 6 (1 X 60mm mortar)

 

This is what I will play in the Amsterdam 6 Shooters WW 2 Campaign which we will play following the BA Battleground Europe book. We will not only play Bolt Action, any WW2 ruleset is allowed, Chain of Command, Flames of War, Nuts! and so on.

First game will be Airborne Night Fight.

My list for the game

3rd Platoon – Easy Company – Scenario 1 – 

And these are my progress in painting, still 18 paratrooper to go …

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My 2nd Lieutenant yelling orders

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An HMG to be used as MMG

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Sniper Team

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Small squad of Glider Troops to support the para

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Ready for the night fight!

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End of the Year Game

A very nice game played between Germans (Me and Mark) and Americans GI’s (Rob) to celebrate the end of the gaming year.

Mission was Point Defence, scenario 3 of the Bolt Action rulebook and the Germans were attacking. We played quite a big battle at 1500 pts with two tanks per side. We were also using some house rules taken from the Bolt Action.net season 2 pack, in particular light machine guns cost is set at 5pts and transport can shoot while not transporting any unit.

This was my 750 pts army for the game:

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Several machine guns, either in the squads or in vehicles, a Panzer III for some anti tank hitting power and a unit of veterans equipped to assault.

The Sherman’s dominated the first part of the game, slowing down the advance of my infantry

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On the left flank Mark infantry was getting ready to assault the US objective, covered by a big farm

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Sniper and MMG were covering the center of the battlefield

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The Sherman destroyed immediately the command kubelwagen and the german sidecar

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Germans responded advancing with both tanks,  my Panzer III and Mark’s Panzer IV

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But the Sherman was not afraid and manage to destroy the Panzer IV

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Opening is flank for a deadly Panzer III attack

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With the Sherman out of the way it’s time for my infantry to assault the objective, the same is done by Mark’s veteran and the Germans managed to win the day!

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A very close game! The Germans win the day because they’ve been lucky enough to have enough time (one more turn) to run for the objective after some nasty firefight between the Tanks and the infantry squads.

Fun game once again and a nice one to end the gaming year.