D-Day Global Campaign

Flames of War Global Campaign

Breakout near Argentan!

75 POINTS
United States
Max Steiner
VS Axis
Solamente Mio

Prologue – near Sept Freres vicinity of Argentan, France June 1944
Kapitan Stransky was in the Major Steiner’s tent just outside of the west end of Argentan. The other Kompanie commanders were also present for the briefing.
“Gentlemen, we have been falling back ever since the Allies have landed. Guess what? We have to withdraw again to a new defense line 10 kilometers to the east of this place.” Steiner went on, “One of you will have to act as rear guard trading space for time for us to pull the rest of the battalion and other parts of units out to safety.” Steiner looked at Stransky, downed is glass of cognac, inhaled sharply,
“Leutnant, you and your Frontswine cadre are going to hold the Amis back long enough for us to get out of here.” Kelso scoffed, “Hold the Americans with what? Harsh language?” Stransky ignored the remark, “You’ll have some AT guns, mortars and some arty support.” Kelso replied, “Armor support, perhaps?”
“There are a few Stugs that some of the FJ boys have, but these guys not only got lost, but totally cutoff from their unit. I sent them your way, but I do not know when or where they will appear. You are dismissed.”

Army list German – Beach Grenadier Company
HQ 3
3 X platoons with sMG 38 support 16
1 X 81mm mortar platoon 5
1 X 105mm Arty platoon 14
1 X Pz III OP tank 1
1 X FJ Stug platoon 17
1 X 75mm ATG platoon with Pakfront command card 15
Command Cards FrontSwine of the 35nd , Pakfront
71 points

Army list – US (2 companies – Rifle & M4 Sherman )
Command Card – 4 IVY Division
HQ 2
3 X platoons rifles with LMG, HMG & bazooka 21
1 X 81mm mortar platoon 4
1 X M7 platoon 8
M4 Sherman Tank company 7
HQ
1 platoon of 5 X M4 Sherman (75) 18

1 platoon of 4 X M4 Sherman (76) 18

78 pts

US T1
US forces advanced.
105mm fire pinned 75mm paknest and white platoon near the objective.
81mm mortar fire ineffective
M4 75mm Sherman platoon advance.
M4 76mm Sherman platoon move up.
Red platoon advanced.
White platoon advanced.
Blue platoon advanced.

German T1
75mm paknest on hill bailed out M4 75 platoon commander’s tank.
75mm paknest in woods does nothing
White platoon does nothing
Red platoon does nothing
Blue platoon just waits guarding the objective along with the third 75mm paknest.
105mm arty hit white platoon taking out two teams and pinning .
81mm mortar does nothing

US T2
105mm fire pinned 75mm paknest and white platoon near the objective.
81mm mortar fire pinned German red platoon
M4 75mm Sherman platoon fired the paknest on the hill but no effect.
M4 76mm Sherman platoon move up some not crossing the woods.
Red platoon advanced and started shooting at the paknest on the hill but no effect.
White platoon stayed.
Blue platoon advanced and fired on red platoon, but it was ineffective.

German T2
75mm paknest on hill bailed and woods destroyed 3 M4 75s.
White platoon does nothing
Red platoon fires at US blue platoon taking out a stand.
Blue platoon just waits guarding the objective along with the third 75mm paknest.
105mm arty hit white platoon and pinning .
81mm mortar pins red platoon and platoon loses a stand.

US T3
105mm fire pinned 75mm paknest and white platoon (losing a stand) near the objective.
81mm mortar fire pinned German red platoon again.
M4 75mm Sherman platoon fired the paknest in the woodsl but no effect.
M4 76mm Sherman platoon move up some not crossing the woods.
Red platoon advanced and started shooting at the paknest on the hill but no effect.
White platoon stayed.
Blue platoon advanced and fired on red platoon, but it was ineffective.

German T3
75mm paknest on hill and woods fired on the white infantry platoon no effect.
White platoon does nothing
Red platoon fires at US blue platoon ineffective.
Blue platoon just waits guarding the objective along with the third 75mm paknest.
105mm arty withdrew.
81mm mortar fire ineffective.

US T4
105mm fire pinned German white platoon near the objective.
81mm mortar fire pinned German red platoon
M4 75mm Sherman platoon fired at the OP tank in the woods but no effect.
M4 76mm Sherman platoon move up and fired at German white platoon but no effect.
Red platoon advanced and assaulted the paknest in the woods eliminating it.
White platoon stayed.
Blue platoon fired on red platoon, but it was ineffective.

German T4
75mm paknest on hill bailed M4 75 platoon commander.
White platoon HMGs fire pinning US red platoon and losing a stand.
Red platoon fires at US blue platoon taking out a stand.
Blue platoon just waits guarding the objective along with the third 75mm paknest.
81mm mortar pins white platoon.

US T5
105mm fire ineffective.
81mm mortar fire ineffective
M4 75mm Sherman platoon commander takes last stand test, passes, but fails to remount (DOH!).
M4 76mm Sherman platoon continue to engage German white platoon but ineffective.
Red platoon advanced and assaulted OP tank in woods. They failed but OP tank failed to counterattack, broke off and joined the 75mm paknest on the hill. Red platoon consolidated itself in the woods for next turn.
White platoon stayed.
Blue platoon advanced and fired on red platoon, but it was ineffective.

German T5
75mm paknest on hill fired at an M4 75 but ineffective.
White platoon fires on US white platoon causing it to lose a stand.
Red platoon fires at US blue platoon taking out three stands.
Blue platoon just waits guarding the objective along with the third 75mm paknest.
81mm mortar pins red platoon and platoon loses a stand.
Stugs show up! And fires on the lone M4 (76) on the road bailing it out.

US T6
105mm fire readjusted marker but ineffective..
81mm mortar fire at pinned German red platoon
M4 75mm Sherman platoon fired at the OP tank bailing it.
M4 76mm Sherman platoon fired on OP tank but ineffective.
Red platoon advanced and split with one team assaulting the bailed out OP tank and taking it. The other group went after the 75mm paknest on the hill and taking it out.
White platoon stayed.
Blue platoon fired on red platoon, taking out two stands.

German T6
HQ unit and white platoon (not HMGs) went after the US red platoon. Assaulting the US red platoon, but was thrown back due to defensive fire.
Kapitain Stransky was heard saying, “I will take you to where the Iron Crosses grow, Leftenant!”
Kapitan Stransky was cut down in the US defensive fire.
Red platoon fires at US blue platoon taking out a stand.
Blue platoon just waits guarding the objective along with the third 75mm paknest.
81mm mortar platoon withdraws from the field.
Stugs moved forward and destroyed the 2 IC tank.

US Turn 7
M4 76mm Sherman platoon advanced on the objective.
Red platoon advanced and fired on the two command stands of the German HQ and White platoon.
White platoon leader was destroyed and the assault on the remaining 2IC began and ended quickly.

US victory 8-1

Turn 1

US T1
US forces advanced.
105mm fire pinned 75mm paknest and white platoon near the objective.
81mm mortar fire ineffective
M4 75mm Sherman platoon advance.
M4 76mm Sherman platoon move up.
Red platoon advanced.
White platoon advanced.
Blue platoon advanced.

German T1
75mm paknest on hill bailed out M4 75 platoon commander’s tank.
75mm paknest in woods does nothing
White platoon does nothing
Red platoon does nothing
Blue platoon just waits guarding the objective along with the third 75mm paknest.
105mm arty hit white platoon taking out two teams and pinning .
81mm mortar does nothing

Turn 2

US T2
105mm fire pinned 75mm paknest and white platoon near the objective.
81mm mortar fire pinned German red platoon
M4 75mm Sherman platoon fired the paknest on the hill but no effect.
M4 76mm Sherman platoon move up some not crossing the woods.
Red platoon advanced and started shooting at the paknest on the hill but no effect.
White platoon stayed.
Blue platoon advanced and fired on red platoon, but it was ineffective.

German T2
75mm paknest on hill bailed and woods destroyed 3 M4 75s.
White platoon does nothing
Red platoon fires at US blue platoon taking out a stand.
Blue platoon just waits guarding the objective along with the third 75mm paknest.
105mm arty hit white platoon and pinning .
81mm mortar pins red platoon and platoon loses a stand.

Turn 3

US T3
105mm fire pinned 75mm paknest and white platoon (losing a stand) near the objective.
81mm mortar fire pinned German red platoon again.
M4 75mm Sherman platoon fired the paknest in the woodsl but no effect.
M4 76mm Sherman platoon move up some not crossing the woods.
Red platoon advanced and started shooting at the paknest on the hill but no effect.
White platoon stayed.
Blue platoon advanced and fired on red platoon, but it was ineffective.

German T3
75mm paknest on hill and woods fired on the white infantry platoon no effect.
White platoon does nothing
Red platoon fires at US blue platoon ineffective.
Blue platoon just waits guarding the objective along with the third 75mm paknest.
105mm arty withdrew.
81mm mortar fire ineffective.

Turn 4

US T4
105mm fire pinned German white platoon near the objective.
81mm mortar fire pinned German red platoon
M4 75mm Sherman platoon fired at the OP tank in the woods but no effect.
M4 76mm Sherman platoon move up and fired at German white platoon but no effect.
Red platoon advanced and assaulted the paknest in the woods eliminating it.
White platoon stayed.
Blue platoon fired on red platoon, but it was ineffective.

German T4
75mm paknest on hill bailed M4 75 platoon commander.
White platoon HMGs fire pinning US red platoon and losing a stand.
Red platoon fires at US blue platoon taking out a stand.
Blue platoon just waits guarding the objective along with the third 75mm paknest.
81mm mortar pins white platoon.

Nasty work done by the Paknests! They are difficult to get out.

Turn 5

US T5
105mm fire ineffective.
81mm mortar fire ineffective
M4 75mm Sherman platoon commander takes last stand test, passes, but fails to remount (DOH!).
M4 76mm Sherman platoon continue to engage German white platoon but ineffective.
Red platoon advanced and assaulted OP tank in woods. They failed but OP tank failed to counterattack, broke off and joined the 75mm paknest on the hill. Red platoon consolidated itself in the woods for next turn.
White platoon stayed.
Blue platoon advanced and fired on red platoon, but it was ineffective.

German T5
75mm paknest on hill fired at an M4 75 but ineffective.
White platoon fires on US white platoon causing it to lose a stand.
Red platoon fires at US blue platoon taking out three stands.
Blue platoon just waits guarding the objective along with the third 75mm paknest.
81mm mortar pins red platoon and platoon loses a stand.
Stugs show up! And fires on the lone M4 (76) on the road bailing it out.

Turn 6

US T6
105mm fire readjusted marker but ineffective..
81mm mortar fire at pinned German red platoon
M4 75mm Sherman platoon fired at the OP tank bailing it.
M4 76mm Sherman platoon fired on OP tank but ineffective.
Red platoon advanced and split with one team assaulting the bailed out OP tank and taking it. The other group went after the 75mm paknest on the hill and taking it out.
White platoon stayed.
Blue platoon fired on red platoon, taking out two stands.

German T6
HQ unit and white platoon (not HMGs) went after the US red platoon. Assaulting the US red platoon, but was thrown back due to defensive fire.
Kapitain Stransky was heard saying, “I will take you to where the Iron Crosses grow, Leftenant!”
Kapitan Stransky was cut down in the US defensive fire.
Red platoon fires at US blue platoon taking out a stand.
Blue platoon just waits guarding the objective along with the third 75mm paknest.
81mm mortar platoon withdraws from the field.
Stugs moved forward and destroyed the 2 IC tank.

I will show you where the Iron Crosses grow!

Turn 7

US Turn 7
M4 76mm Sherman platoon advanced on the objective.
Red platoon advanced and fired on the two command stands of the German HQ and White platoon.
White platoon leader was destroyed and the assault on the remaining 2IC began and ended quickly.

US victory 8-1

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