We had another Battlegroup game today, a platoon sized game with 355 points per side.
As is so often the case, we did not finish the game- ideally I need another house to live in with a dedicated Wargames room that I could leave games set up in, so we could finish them over a couple of weekends. Part of our current trouble is that we don't play often enough for us to have a quick and easy grasp of the rules- I always find myself having to look things up. It may help if the Young Sarge & I play a few more games at home on our smaller table so we can get used to rules mechanics- I think he is rather good at grasping and remembering rules concepts.
This game pitted the US against the Germans in Normandy, it was decided that we would not purchase anything off the artillery lists- the mortars were off the infantry support lists. I'm not sure of the exact makeup of the German list, but the Yanks fielded two infantry platoons plus HMG and mediuim mortar support, one squadron of M4 Shermans, one squadron of M4 Shermans 76mm, a Battlegroup HQ in a jeep, and a couple of medics- they had no recce units due to lack of appropriate US vehicles. IN the end the Germans took two morale chits, and two & a five, plus ended the game with a unit pinned. Even though we didn't get too far in the game it made for some great pictures and some fun. One Sherman in particular should have received a little medal as it took out the Puma, pinned a German unit, took out a Stug.
The Young Sarge has a ripping account of the game with his own photos and excellent commentary- check it out, you can find it here:
Enjoy the pictures: