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Team Yankee – US vs Brits round 2

Colin was spoiling for another pop at my 80pt US list, and I needed the practice, so we rolled some dice once again.

The US – 80pts

Mech Infantry Formation 1
HQ 1pt
1 x Mech Platoon (4 x Rifle Bases, 3 x Dragons Teams, 4 x M113 APC) 6pts
1 x Mech Platoon (4 x Rifle Bases, 3 x Dragons Teams, 4 x M113 APC) 6pts
1 x Mech Platoon (4 x Rifle Bases, 3 x Dragons Teams, 4 x M113 APC) 6pts
1 x M106 Mortar x 3 3pts
1 x ITV x 2 3pts
1 x ITV x 2 3pts

Support
1 x VADS x 4 6pts
1 x Cobra x 4 14pts
1 x A10 x 4 20pts
1 x M109 x 3 with Copperhead and bomblets 11pts
FIST 1pt

10 Total platoons – 80pts

Col, erstwhile owner of Janco Toys, brought the Brits to bear.

Colin’s Brits

Support

(12) 4 x Lynx TOW Helicopters

(6) 4 x Tracked Rapier SAM

Formation

(21) 3 x Chieftain tanks with armour upgrade

(9) FV-432 Infantry platoon

(9) FV-432 Infantry platoon

(7) Lynx Airmobile Platoon

(4) 4 x Scimitar RECON tank teams

 

(4) 4 x Scimitar RECON tank teams

(7) Airmobile Team

Total 79pts

The only changes from the last game were that I dropped a dragon team to take bomblets, and Colin dropped a Milan Unit to take more Scimitars.

We ended up with the Hasty Attack mission, with me as attacker.

Sketch

Turn 1 – US

I decided to launch my attack on the objective in the woods on my right.  As Colin had placed his AA in Ambush, my Helos headed into Loiter.  My A10s failed to turn up, so I pushed forward with a ground based assault with my reinforced 3rd Mech Inf unit supporting my 2nd.

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My other Mech Inf moved to protect my objective (I dropped a rollock here and should haver deployed them on it in Foxholes).

Turn 1 – Brits

Colin moved his Scimitars into position and opened up on my advancing Mech Inf, destroying an M113 from each unit and pinning them.

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Turn 2 – US

1 of my 2 pinned Mech Inf units unpinned.  The Dragon teams successfully blitzed from their transports and destroyed a Scimitar and pinned another, whilst the Rfile teams advanced towards the objective and laid down fire into the entrenched Brit troops with no effect.  The pinned unit fell back to the hill.

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Turn 2 – Brits

Seeing that the ojective was under threat, Colin dashed his APCs into tactical range.  His infantry gunned down 2 Mech Inf Teams in the woods.

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Turn 3 – US

Once again my A10s were unable to assist, so I set to putting more pressure on the objective with the tools I had.

Firstly, I was able to blitz on an ITV unit with a line of sight on one of his AA batteries.

One shot, one kill…

Smoke was dropped to cover my Cobras and third platoon’s advance….

…I lost another Cobra.  The last one was unable to inflict any damage, the only positive being that the last one didn’t flee!

Turn 3 – Brits and onwards

Col was able to squeeze a few shots past my Smoke wall and knock out some M113s, pinning my platoon.

2017-07-22 Team Yankee Lee vs Colin (29)

On my turn, I was unable to unpin either pinned platoon and may attack completely stalled, despite taking out a couple more teams of Infantry.

Once Colin’s Air reserves arrived, it was all over….

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Results and thoughts

Win for the Brits!

Rolling a record 5 1s in a row for A10 usage, and being unable to unpin my Infantry completely stalled my attack.  My HQ should have been up with the first infantry push where he would have had an impact.

Colin played a strong game despite being unable to make any reinforce rolls until he was guaranteed them (turn 5).

Good game!

 

 

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