Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Operation Case Yellow : Week 2

After the minor set-up back suffered against Arzmi's French mechanized company last week, the elite pioneers were eager to get back into the fray and prove themselves worthy. An enemy movement of a French tank company was detected and the Luftlandesturm were quickly dispatched to stop them.

Mission : Hold the Line
Opponent : Shukur's Escadron de Combat
Points : 1750

I'll not get into the nitty gritty of the game only because I'm lazy/don't know how  to write a proper bat-rep. Suffice to say we managed to win this encounter. Deployment for the gliders and parachutes were faster this time because of the experience gained previously. The picture above was during my first turn. The wind was good and all gliders managed to land near the enemy...though 2 gliders crashed resulting in the deaths of 2 teams.
1st and 2nd platoon together with the CC managed a first turn assault resulting in 3 destroyed enemy tanks. Guess the pioneers got over their fear of French tanks this week. I passed all of my tank terror rolls. What a relief.
3rd platoon was equally successful in their landings on the other side of the table. Though they needed an extra turn to get rid of the French tanks which they ambushed.
This picture was taken the round after the tanks were destroyed. Should've taken a picture without them...amateur me :P

Playing the Luftlandesturm is super fun. You've got to be super aggressive landing those gliders and hope for good dice rolls. I won't say there's less tactics involved but it's fun once in awhile to just immediately dive into the attack.

Though my supporting parachute platoons veered so far away from their weapons canisters. No wonder the glider pioneers cost so much. You get to land right into the enemy's face and assault :)

Thanks to Mousier Shukur for a nice game. Next up is Captain Mark Smith of the British infantry company.

1 comment:

  1. Sweet recap dude- don't sell yourself short! Your gliders look badass on the table!