Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Miniatures: Operation Squad Game

A squad of  U.S. Airborne and  German Panzergrenadiers have a chance encounter.  Each side strives to eliminate the enemy command as they vie for control of the ruined building center board.

Each side takes cover behind hills, light woods and piles of rubble from previous battles.

The German squad leader positions himself near an Mg-34 team.  From this position he points out targets for the German light mortar.

For the Americans, their B.A.R. gunner takes point as they maneuver into position.

The German Mg-42 sets up position in a copse of trees to cover their advance.  German riflemen rush through fire by the U.S. .30 cal in order to reach the building.

The Americans suffer the first casualty when a rifleman goes down to German fire.

The U.S. .30 cal team has a good position in a ruined building, and covers a rifleman as he strives to flank the German position.

Both sides cautiously approach the building, jotting from cover to cover.

The Germans, led by their Corporal make it inside the ruins first, with the American Sargent and his men nearly on top of them. Whoever is quickest to react will determine the outcome of this struggle.

Meanwhile, the American B.A.R. gunner and riflemen in the woods come under fire from the German morar. They are pinned down and suffer further casualties.

The German Corporal steps forward with his MP-40 and sprays the Americans attempting to take the ruins.  The U.S. Sargent and several others go down in a hail of bullets.

U.S. riflemen bravely charge the German positions in a last, desperate attempt to win the battle.  One German rifleman goes down, but the hardy German Corporal stands his ground.  The U.S. withdraw leaving the Germans in command of the field.

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