Friday, November 25, 2011

Invasion of France Maj 15 1940

After crossing the Ardennes forest the German spear head encounter a French Infantry company
resting behind a small river not aware of the incoming German Mittlere Panzerkompanie.

After detecting the French Infantry company the German Panzers try to advance behind the tree lined road and capture the small town before the french can mobilize a strong defence.

The French 75mm artillery and HMG teams in the small village is taking heavy fire from the incoming Panzers.

After the first hail of bullets the French return fire and set fire to a couple of German Panzer IIs

After  heavy fire from the guns in the small village the Germans call in the Luftwaffe
But the Ju 87B Stuka dive bombers miss there target.

The German Panzerschutzen platoon dismount in the small vegetable field.

The German Panzers advance closer to the small village and shooting all the way.

The French return fire and pins the Panzerschuzen platoonand the French heavy artillery behind the small river pounds the German panzers.

The German sends in its Panzer III platoon to force the French out of the small village.

The German Panzer II platoon closest to the village manage to destroy the French 75mm guns in the middle of the small village, but they are  secounds later destroyed buy the French heavy artillery behind the river.

After hearing news from the front GeneralMajor Erwin Rommel dissides to take his car and go closer to the front, and he crosses the small river with a small Leichte Pionier platoon but is stuck in the mud on the other side of the river.
The French see the stuck staff car"Objective" and send two infanty platoons to capture it.

After killing one French infantry platoon the Panzer III platoon enters the center of the village close to the French command bunker "Objective"

The only thing defending the small village now is the staff team of the 75mm gun team.

The French infantry move fast to try to capure the staff car with Erwin Rommel before the Germans Capture the small village.

The Germans sends a Panzer II platoon down the tree lined road to defend Erwin Rommel.

The German Infantry prepare to assault the building with the staff team.

The Germans assault the building but is beaten back by the staff team.

On the other side of the river the two French infantry platoons start to assault the dig in Leichte pionier platoon defending Erwin Rommels staff car "Objective"

The Panzer II platoon arrive just in time to help Rommel.

In the small village the German Panzerschutzen platoon prepare to launch a second assault on the trapt French staff team.

This time the Staff team is doomed.

Just infront of Erwin Rommels staff car the French General calls for Retreat.
The Germans has won this close battle.

This was my first game in Early war for me and my Friend Peter.
We hade a realy good time playing this battle and it was a realy close call for me after the staff team manage to defend the objective soo long........puh

Hope you like the battle report and plz coment.



Monday, November 14, 2011

Panzerschuzen Platoon

Hi again

I have now painted one more platoon to my new Early War German Mittlere Panzerkompanie and its a
Panzerschuzen Platoon with sd Kfz 251/1 half-tracks.



Monday, November 7, 2011

Panzer III Platoon


I have now finisht my first unit to my new Flames of war Early War army.
it is a Panzer III Platoon, but the models are for mid war so the gun is not the right type
it should be a 3.7mm gun not the short 7.5mm gun that is on the models.... hope you can forgive me :)