This week me and Gloow (who is my yonger brother, by the way - hello, mate!) played only one game. Adulthood sucks.
We decided to play Meat Grinder mission - it's nice and quick (that's what we thought).
So, at first I've picked my force - Sherman platoon (8 tanks) and Parachute Platoon, the smaller and cheaper one (played by Mid-War British Motor Company).
Then, we set the table and placed objectives - table is smaller than required 4x4 feet, but we got what we got.
German started. Pushed Panzer IV's down the field. I moved my 75mm Shermans to the center of village. Then I made my One Big Mistake - moved my 76mm Shermans to engage the Pz IV on the right. Out of the nice cover in the forest. DAMN, I'm an idiot!
They run, they missed all the shots (stabilisers, arrrgh!)... I forgot to order Shoot and Scoot...
Then came German turn...
The rest of battle was bloody and desperate. I tried hold the position on the markers, Germans tried to flush out my troops from the markers...
Turn after turn I had less and less troops...
Ah, yes - I destroyed two Panzers!
But also lost every troop in the formation except HQ unit. In this circumstances tankers and paratroopers retreated.
As a conclusion - I definitely have to play more, and I have to think more. I'm still playing those Americans like I used to do with my Mid War Brits (Shermans aren't as invincible as Grants...).
My uninterrupted losses spoils the US statistic in this campaign. Damn, maybe I am a German spy, and I don't know it?
At the very end - a song to all brave fighters!!!