7th Armoured Division in North West Europe, D-Day onwards

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7th Armoured Division in North West Europe, D-Day onwards

Postby Dave R » Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:49 pm

So I'll only have the toys for a specific army and that is going to be a British Armoured Company. 

At 600 points I am rather limited... 

I take an Armoured Platoon of 3 Cromwells and 1 Firefly and my Headquarters Platoon of 2 Cromwells. I then get an ARV and two more tanks, any 2 chosen from a Crusader AA and a Cromwell CS.

More smoke or AA. But the AA is also good anti-infantry...

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Re: 7th Armoured Division in North West Europe, D-Day onward

Postby Dave R » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:21 am

So Mr Paul and I played a 1000 point Encounter last night.

An interesting game where we both had to attack and defend 2 objectives with 1 starting platoon and our Warriors. Reserves were delayed and random. 

Paul took an early lead putting pressure on both objectives and snarling up all my tanks on one flank.

The pivotal moment came when he captured the overactive on my right flank and in my turn my reserves arrived behind his platoon.

My second platoon of Cromwells were able to relocate across the table very quickly (32" at the double) so were able to get into the fight very quickly despite arriving on the wrong flank.

I then had one turn where my firing came good and I managed to destroy five Panzer IVs in succession, including the CO and 2iC.

Overall the scenario didn't feel like it unbalanced the game for me or Paul, a good thing.

Lesson learnt - Fast Tanks are not so fast when driving through terrain.

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Re: 7th Armoured Division in North West Europe, D-Day onward

Postby Dave R » Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:20 pm

22 Armoured Brigade, 1st Royal Tank Regiment

HQ - 160
Armoured Platoon - 325
Armoured Platoon - 325
Armoured Car Platoon  (50cal AAMG upgrade) - 100
Field Artillery Platoon (two 25pdrs and Transports) - 90

1000 Points on the nose


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