Team Yankee – US vs Brits 80pts

A different opponent this time, but more Brits…..

Forces

US

I made some minor tweaks again…

Mech Infantry Formation 1 
HQ 1pt
1 Mech Platoon (4 x Rifle Bases, 4 x Dragons Teams, 4 x M113 APC) 7pts
1 Mech Platoon (3 x Rifle Bases, 2 x Dragons Teams, 3 x M113 APC) 4pts
1 M106 Mortar x 3 3pts
1 ITV x 2 3pts
1 ITV x 2 3pts

Mech Infantry Formation 2
HQ 1pt
1 Mech Platoon (4 x Rifle Bases, 4 x Dragons Teams, 4 x M113 APC) 7pts
1 Mech Platoon (3 x Rifle Bases, 2 x Dragons Teams, 3 x M113 APC) 4pts
1 M106 Mortar x 3 3
1 ITV x 2 3pts

Support
1 VADS x 4 6pts
1 Cobra x 4 14pts
1 A10 x 4 20pts
FIST 1pts

12 Total platoons 80pts

Facing me were the Brit Infantry… en masse!

Brits

Mech Formation

Mech HQ 1pts

Mech platoon+Milan 9pts

Mech platoon+Milan 9pts

Mech platoon 7pts

Milan section 4 pts

Spartan mobile Milan section 4pts

8 mortars 4pts Scimitar recce troop 4pts

Support

8 abbots 12pts

Support Airmobile platoon 7pts

FV432 FOO 1pt

4 Rapier 6pts

4 TOW Lynx flight 12pts

 

Mission and Setup

James went for the hasty attack whilst I went defence, so we ended up with Fighting Withdrawal with James as the attacker.

Sketch

Turn 1 – Brits and US

James started his advance, mostly dashing transports towards my objectives and dropping a HUGE smoke line on my left flank to prevent me hitting the transports there.  His only shooting potted a single Mortar team.  I countered with my air assets and VADS using smoke cover.  Annoyingly he was still able to take down a Cobra despite needing 7s to hit, and my A10s failed to destroy the transports.  I was forced to use my VADS to blow up the transports rather than getting to fire on the infantry…

On my left, I was able to take down a couple of transports thus slowing his advance.

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Turn 2 – Brits

On my left, James’ dismounted Infantry made REALLY short work of my VADS.

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On my right, TOW Helos and track mounter ATGMs took out a unit of ITVs and finished off my Mortars, whilst his unpinned infantry advanced.

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It was fair to say at this point the Brit advance was going to plan.

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Turn 2 – US

I threw what I could into breaking the Infantry advance.  The A10s didn’t present themselves for use.

On my left, I could only succeed in pinning the Infantry at the cost of 1 Cobra.

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On my right, we were moderately more successful, being able to take out 4 teams of infantry mainly with my M113s despite them being in bulletproof cover (yay .50 cals!)

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Turn 3 – Brits

James’ hatred of M113s and .50 Cals shone through, with him schything through 2 units of them.  His push on my right faltered a little as his troops were enjoying the Bulletproof cover for a little while longer.  In the centre table woods, Scimitars began picking apart my Mortars and M113s hidden in there.

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Turn 3 – US

I withdrew my ITV unit from the woods.  My turn 3 must have been really mediocre, as I took no photographic evidence of it whatsoever (or the records have been redacted – who knows! 🙂 )  I do know I lost another Cobra and the last one run off though, and that the Brits on my left flank were pinned…

Turn 4 – Brits

On my left the Brits were unable to unpin and shifted sideways to gain cover.

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On my right, James sprung another Infantry platoon from the transports that had slowly picked their way over the hill and occupied the house directly adjacent to the objective.  Fire poured in and took out the 2nd ITV squad and pinned Black Platoon.

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Turn 4 – US

I withdrew my A10s as their usefulness against infantry was proving to be limited.  On my left I poured fire into the Infantry there, whittling their numbers.

On my right my fire was virtually ineffectual due to Bulletproof cover etc.

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Turn 5 – Brits and US

On my left, James landed his Air Company Helos to prepare to support the assault.  He pushed forward with the remnants of his rallied platoon and attempted to assault my foxholes.  They were forced back and suffered casualties on the way, thus forcing a morale test which they promptly failed.

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On my right things were going better for the Brits, killing several Black Platoon teams and forcing them off the objective with assaults.  In my turn, I was unable to take down any of the advancing forces.

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Turn 6 – Brits and US

The final move for James was storming a Scimitar through the woods into my platoon on the centre objective, forcing them off it.

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This gave James 2 objectives secured, and with me only able to remove 1 and unable to advance on the other it was game over.

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Win to the Brits!

Thoughts

This wasn’t a nice list to take on; Brit infantry is an absolute nightmare to fight in attack or defence, and there weren’t really any ‘juicy targets’ to send the A10s after.  My Mech Infantry actually stood up better than I thought they would, and it was a tense game throughout.

Cheers James!

 

 

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