Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Operation Sealion Battle Report

Summary of Action for one of my battles for Operation Sealion.  Meta Campaign provided by WWPD.



ENCOUNTER:Meeting on the fields of Northant the Polish 1rst Armored Division get their first taste of combat. Having been recently outfitted with Sherman V tanks and Fireflies they are ready to make contact. The Germans continue to push to surround London and the main force is still fighting in Bucks, but this highly mobile infantry force was caught probing in an attempt to cripple some war manufacturing complexes in the area.




Szwadron Pancerny
  • CC Sherman V with .50cal
  • 2iC Sherman V with .50 Cal
  • Pancerny Platoon
  • Pancerny Platoon
  • Recce Patrol
  • Scout Platoon
Panzergrenadier Lehr Kompanie
  • Panzergrenadier Lehr Company HQ (smg upgrade) w/1 panzershrek Team
  • Panzergrenadier Lehr Platoon w/Panzerfaust
  • Panzergrenadier Lehr Platoon w/Panzerfaust
  • Puma Panzerspäh Lehr Platoon (2 Patrols)



SETUP AND DEPLOYMENT


Polish Forces

German Forces

The Battlefield

UNITS IN RESERVE
Szwadron Pancerny
  • Pancerny Platoon
  • Pancerny Platoon
Panzergrenadier Lehr Kompanie
  • Puma Patrol


DEPLOYMENT SUMMARY
Szwadron Pancerny: The Poles deployed their two recce teams to sweep out and locate the enemy. Their CC and 2iC also joined the initial charge to survey the battlefield.
Panzergrenadier Lehr Kompanie: The Lehr immediately dropped to ground in defense of their objectives, deploying infantry, very nasty infantry at that.

TURN 1

The Polish advanced parties

Initial Shots Taken

COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
Szwadron Pancerny
  • 0 Teams Lost
Panzergrenadier Lehr Kompanie
  • Platoon 1, 1 MG team


TURN 1 SUMMARY
Szwadron Pancerny: The Stuart Platoon and Carrier Patrol rush out with their recon moves, and subsequent first turn moves to achieve a safe firing point in range of the enemy. One MG team was caught in the open prior to digging in and was destroyed.
Panzergrenadier Lehr Kompanie: Platoon 1 dug in after losing one team in initial contact. Platoon 2 fails to dig in.

TURN 2

CC Maneuvers

2iC Maneuvers

COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
Szwadron Pancerny
  • 0 Teams Lost
Panzergrenadier Lehr Kompanie
  • Platoon 2, 1 MG Team


TURN 2 SUMMARY
Szwadron Pancerny: The CC and 2iC manage to maneuver into firing positions. The 2iC gurds the right flank while the CC rolls up next to his recon patrol to start whittling away at the enemy. The Carrier patrol turns its focus to the remaining infantry platoon not dug in. They spray the field with MG fire and manage to destroy 1 MG team from platoon 2.
Panzergrenadier Lehr Kompanie: Platoon 2 loses one MG team to enemy fire, but this round manages to dig in.

TURN 3

Shermans Arrive in Middle of Map on the Road

Pumas Arrive at bottom of Map Destroy the Carrier Team

COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
Szwadron Pancerny
  • 1 Carrier Team (PIAT) destroyed.
Panzergrenadier Lehr Kompanie
  • Platoon 1, 1 MG Team


TURN 3 SUMMARY
Szwadron Pancerny: The First platoon of Shermans arrives from reserve, and not a moment too soon. They Line up on a road with max distance shots to begin withering fire on Platoon 1 of the Germans.
Panzergrenadier Lehr Kompanie: The first Patrol of Pumas arrives directly down the road from the Carrier Patrol, giving them an easy kill on one of the Carrier teams. One Puma Bogs on the Stormtrooper move, leaving him on the open road.

TURN 4

Shermans Arrive Bottom Right, 2iC Takes Miracle Shots From Right Flank Road

COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
Szwadron Pancerny
  • 0 teams lost
Panzergrenadier Lehr Kompanie
  • Platoon 1, 1 MG Team
  • 2 Pumas from 1rst Platoon destroyed, Platoon failed Morale...


TURN 4 SUMMARY
Szwadron Pancerny: The Second platoon of Shermans arrive from reserves, while attempting to traverse a wall to gain acces to the road, one Sherman V bogs down. The 1rst Platoon of Lehr continue to receive the full brunt of fire from the Recce Patrol, CC Tank, and the First Sherman platoon. The 2iC in a masterful display of gunnery gets two hits on the Puma Platoon at Max range, thus destroying the platoon.
Panzergrenadier Lehr Kompanie: The second Patrol of Pumas arrive from reserve, and in a fit of revenge put all of their fire on the 2iC Tank. They manage to bail him.

TURN 5

Pumas Maneuver in Field, Idiot Sherman Driver Bogs Again


COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
Szwadron Pancerny
  • 0 teams lost
Panzergrenadier Lehr Kompanie
  • No Losses (Finally)


TURN 5 SUMMARY
Szwadron Pancerny: The Second Sherman platoon continues to maneuver to oppose to coming threat of the second Puma Platoon, but the Platoon commander is beginning to question his selection of the driver for his 3rd tank in his platoon. He has been stuck on the same wall that the rest of the platoon just rolled over coming onto the battlefield for quite a while now....(made skill check, then re bogged.) The 2iC remounts his tank and maneuvers behind cover to await reinforcments before confronting the Pumas again. The fire continues on the 1rst platoon of grenadiers, but man are they hard to hit!
Panzergrenadier Lehr Kompanie: The Pumas continue to maneuver to gain the initiative on the Polish Shermans.

TURN 6

COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
Szwadron Pancerny
  • 2iC Killed
Panzergrenadier Lehr Kompanie
  • 1 Puma team


TURN 6 SUMMARY
Szwadron Pancerny: The 2iC, confident his support is near maneuvers out to take a shot at the coming Pumas. Direct Hit! He has now destroyed 4 Pumas in this battle! The troubled Sherman Driver finally makes it over the wall, crosses the road and manages to get stuck on the other side...this guy is an idiot. The fire continues on the 1rst platoon of grenadiers, still untouched....
Panzergrenadier Lehr Kompanie: In valiant retaliation the remaining two Pumas fire for affect on the 2iC. He is killed in a hail of fire. He will not be forgotten.

TURN 7

Pumas and bogged sherman in action

Continued Fire whittles away at infantry

COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
Szwadron Pancerny
  • 0 teams lost
Panzergrenadier Lehr Kompanie
  • 1 Puma Team


TURN 7 SUMMARY
Szwadron Pancerny: The fire continues on the 1rst platoon of grenadiers, we know they are there dangit! In retaliation of the loss of their 2iC the 2nd Sherman Platoon Manages to destroy one more Puma, but they will not run! Yes the Sherman remains bogged....
Panzergrenadier Lehr Kompanie: The Puma Commander keeps his car in the fight, but the futility of it all is beginning to show.

TURN 8

The intersection that won the game...

COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
Szwadron Pancerny
  • 0 teams lost
Panzergrenadier Lehr Kompanie
  • 1 Puma team, now platoon.


TURN 8 SUMMARY
Szwadron Pancerny: The Sherman Finally unbogs and is ordered not to attempt to leave the road again! The Final Puma on the board is destroyed, the 2iC is avenged!
Panzergrenadier Lehr Kompanie: The final Puma is lost and the German commander sees the Polish tanks are going to stand off out of range and slowly kill his men....he has no option except to surrender.
In true fearless fashion the Polish 1rst Armored Division rolled down from the north (where they had been training) and drove straight into contact. In the next few days the rest of the division is expected to arrive, the Germans have no way of dealing with the wrath of this exiled and newly refitted army!




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