German Counter Attack

Ran another IABSM game with my British company defending against a German counter-attack. This will close out the games for 2013.

British held off the attack but took some heavy losses.

British Losses: 27 total casualties

  • 7 KIA

  • 14 WIA

  • 6 WIA (RTD)

  • 1st Platoon took 8 casualties.

  • 3rd Platoon took 15 casualties.

  • The attached MG section suffered 4 casualties.

Germans Lost:

  • 24 infantry

  • 3 recon vehicles

  • 1 PV IV

The Germans entered in waves from both roads, recon elements first:

Well timed 3in mortar fire stops them cold:

Made worse by a lucky PIAT shot:

Tanks and Panzergrenadiers start dishing out revenge:

Whilst another platoon works the British right flank:

Losses mount with both sides trading machinegun fire:

The flank attack has some success, but the 2" mortar rips one squad to pieces:

The front line elements have pulled back to avoid the Panzer IV and Stug fire. British armour reinforcements are on the way:

A desperate bid to storm the church yard fails with heavy losses. This breaks the infantry attack.

Germans start to pull back as the British tanks arrive:

The Panzer IV gets a mobility hit for first blood:

But the return fire is more effective: