500 point game versus a brand new player running US Rangers. He was so new it wasn’t just his first game he had only just bought his army an hour or so earlier…based them and gave them a quick basecoat (looked like Toy Story’s Green Army Men on the table…only with a bigger punch). We rolled Breakthrough and I was the Attacker fighting for Kufra. The Rangers set up in between some hills guarding the objective with fire. I ran 2 AS42 platoons each with the 47mm, 20mm, .5 MG and extra MGs and the HQ section had extra MGs. This came in at 410 points. Had planned to have the Falcos in support…but cant have support in the first turn…oh well.
Game was pretty much lining up the AS42s and shooting his platoons while using terrain to minimize his return fire. Slowly killed his platoons and Company Commander…and when forced to take an Army Morale Test he couldn’t... so I won. Good opponent and he was picking up little tricks VERY quickly. He is going to be deadly in the future
He used his 60mm mortars quite well and I kept getting hit by a 1 gun bombardment every turn. Thank God for the 3+ raider Save!
Game two. Axis and Allies are tied in Muzark and the Allies are up by one win in Kufra now.
Turn two starts this Saturday (28 Jan 12) and if I am lucky I might be able to get another game in before then. I hit my first skill target and am going to take Custom Ride which gives my Ace a Twin MG in his vehcile and next turn I can have an HMG in each Platoon which will dismount as a HMG team. This will be useful versus the Sudan Force ahich I have heard have been tearing it up wwith their HMGs...Their range exceeds the vehicle MGs range and can striek from longer range. On Turn two I can also get my Falcos or 75mm Arty...this will help out against those nasty garrsion forces.
On the painting table: Brit Para Enginners finished painting and waiting to be vased. Will get that done this week...also Have my Typhoons about 90% completed too. More to follow on that this weekend!