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SimonHall@TWZ

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Back to testing - British Paras at Quatre Bras 1945
« on: April 14, 2020, 11:47:45 AM »
Well thought it looked a nice 15mm terrain so why not play a WW2 game on it....

British Defender: Airborne Glider Main Force
BHQ BT1
A company BT1: 4 x Rifle + LMG platoons e) 3 x  bases plus PIAT.
1 x FOO BT1 with Jeep and 12 x 75mm howitzers attached.
1 x troop of 4x Churhcill VII BT3
1 x troop of 3 x Churchill Crocodiles BT3 in reserve

German attackers: Whermacht Infantry main force
BHQ CT3
A Company CT3 Whermacht infantry:  4 x Rifles + LMG platoons e) 3 x  bases plus Panzerschrek. Panzerfauts in each base.
B Company BT2 SS Panzer Grenadiers: 2 x Rifle + double LMG platoons with Sdkfz251s, ATW as above.
1 x CT3 4 x MG42 section in trucks - held inreserve
1 x CT3 FOO with 8 x 10.5cm attached
1 x troop Heavy Tank Battalion BT2 4x Tiger 1E


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Re: Back to testing - British Paras at Quatre Bras 1945
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2020, 12:19:14 PM »
The battlefield now scattered with gliders and British 1st Airborne rather than Nassauers!

IMG_9499 by Simon Hall, on Flickr

And after deployment

IMG_4350 by Simon Hall, on Flickr

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Re: Back to testing - British Paras at Quatre Bras 1945
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2020, 12:23:54 PM »
From the British Side left to right

1st platoon holding the woods....

IMG_9788 by Simon Hall, on Flickr

2nd and 3rd platoons defending the small lake and stream line from dug in positions in fields of crops...

IMG_5006 by Simon Hall, on Flickr

Right flank held by 4 platoon with the FOO on the hill and BHQ in the village ...  Churchill VII arriving by road in support.

IMG_1377 by Simon Hall, on Flickr

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Re: Back to testing - British Paras at Quatre Bras 1945
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2020, 12:29:23 PM »
From the German side

Tigers spread out - no silly short command radii here.  But makes them less potent as not together. But lead down the roads.  On the left 1 monster plus a platoon of SS PzGren.

IMG_4350 by Simon Hall, on Flickr

Centre with the same and the off-table reserve shown - plus the command and control cards to put discs on visible too.

IMG_2529 by Simon Hall, on Flickr

Right we have the Whermacht company on foot with the FOO and two Tigers about to take up position on the hill on the bottom right.

IMG_5875 by Simon Hall, on Flickr