|(My two new Bren Carriers. Caunterrific!)|
|The table. All these pics are from my side, the bottom long edge.|
|Turn 1 - arriving. Note the M14/41s heading toward my left flank!|
|Left; turn 2 or 3. There was absolutely sod-all I could do against|
those M14/41s, and my brave Boys team got slaughtered as soon
as they stopped going 'down'.
|Right; same turn. I fared better against the unholy trio of M14/41,|
command tank and Autoblinda armoured car heading my way,
but I was still a little unlucky with my armour penetration.
|In the centre, my Churchill performed...okay...ish, but I was at|
least lucky with my medium mortar (left), which hit the Italian
SPG with its first round and destroyed it with the second.
| ...and these are the right-flank workhorses. Unlike the left flank,|
here I actually had some chance. Mind you, it didn't help when
the Humber succumbed to a lucky AT rifle shot...
Thoughts? - well, I was always going to struggle with an infantry-heavy list against a five-tank, anti-personnel tank platoon(!) but at least I managed to lay a bit of hurt down in the centre of the enemy line.
My Churchill was predictably a bit 'meh' for its points cost (I now have an M3 Lee to take my Desert Rats into 1942...that's for another post) but my FOO and my trusty medium mortar did Sterling work - even the 25pdr was more useful than it usually is!
I think I need to get back to smaller, more narrative games again.
For now, though, fly casual.