Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Fallschirmjager project update.

 i pick up a few things from the Brookhurst Hobbies 4th of july Peter pig sale and a few Blisters Of BF stuff.
  I got At gun crews,HMg teams,Command,Mortars and some Snipers. Been busy painting up models soi have neglected the blog for awhile but here are some piks of what i pick up  and a gruop shot of the three Companies models asa side by side for comparsion. oh i forgot to mention i pick up the Pissior terrain piec to go with my BF Town square set that i am slowly building.

I will be adding a few more updated piks and some stripped down battlereport piks her laater this week.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Battle For the Causeway PT.2 On the Road TO Carantan. 327th Glider Infantry VS. 6th.Fallschirmjager.

                        Allies objectives,Take and Hold The Bidges and the High Ground                       SE across the river.Establish a forward HQs and wait for reinforcements before advancing on Carentan.
                                            Axis Objectives,Hold bridges at all costs wait for reinforcement.
                                  Turn one.Axis send out a patrol across the stone Bridge.Prepare posistions and Bombard the Riflemen that were spotted.

                                   Allies, Move forward using cover.Artillery starts to attack the AA battery.Destroying a gun.Allied Fighter bombers Try to straf but are shot down by the Surviving 88
                                   turn two,Axis,Fallschirmjagers mone into posistion acrooss the stone Bridge and prepare a firing line.To take on the incoming Glider infantry troops. Artillery continue to shell the infantry killing a few squads of men.stugs Also open fire.failing to hit .
                                    Allies, Move platoons and Mortars forward.  Artillery fires at the lone 88 and  fails to hit.Aircraft is intercepted.
      turn three,Axis nothing moves and opens fire. 15.5 battery fire at towed 57mm At guns and destroys 2 Teams breaking them.10.5 Fire at the towed lite at guns and destroys 2 guns.Glider infantry  take Mortar fire and the Infantry and take lite casualties. Fallscrimjager fire on the rilfemen  killing a squad. Stugs Fire Mg at the incoming Infantry but fall to kill anyone. 
    Turn three Allies.PAratropers that just arrived on the scene open fire at the Fallschrimjager that are firing at the Glider troopers. Destroying a squad.Remaining Glider troops fire at the Falls and fail to hit.mortars fire at the Falls desroying a squad.
         Turn three Allies On the rite flank second bridge the defending Falls get hit by 105 battery and a 2 squads are killed ,The Glider infantry will soon learn that theese Falls are Monty vets.Super stubborn.
 Hmg teams fire at the dug inFalls from across the river failing to injure them.Aircraft is Interecpted.
  turn five Axis, Artillery fire is concentrated around the right bridge and destroys the recon element and 2 Hmg teams.On the other side the Mortar ,FAlls platoon 1 and now with being reinforced by 2 platoon with a stug open fire on the remainder of the Glider and PAra troopers breaking them.
  Allied Turn  five.105s fire at the Dug in FAlls on rite flank only destroying a Hmg team. Hmgs fail to injure anyone.Mortars fire at the falls on the left and destroying first platoon.Aircraft are intercepted again.
   After seeing the overall combat situation the Col.Calls the general retreat.But it will be for now,he says,i will be back.                  

Monday, July 8, 2013

Fallschirmjagers for my D Day campaign

We started on the WWPD Operation Overlord Campaign.Since we already had a few allied players i thought i would go with Von der Hydtes 6th Fallschirmjager Regiment.We got three Allied armies 101st. Airborne,327thGlider Infantry and 4th AD.So the main reason for me to pick them was the fact that they were one of the main enemies of the 101st. Airborne.So far i have managed to collect 3 infantry platoons,8 HMG teams,3 PAk 40s,7.5 recoiless,snipers and HQ with Puppchen gun.Models are a mix of Peter pig,Old Glory and BAttlefront.That i will be using with  my recoiless guns. As for mortars  they are next on my shopping list with the Glider Assault Engineers.So keep checking in i will be posting my Progress.Also this week i will be posting another battle report and a reveiw of a few peter pig models.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

D Day, battle for the causeway featuring 101st. Airborne and 2nd SS

                                                               Allied Invasion Airborne plan

                                                               Day day +2    The Airborne has assembled at Lzs and have had
 encounters with enemy patrols.now that the troops have assemble it is time complete the objectives. First objective is secure the causeways and roads so that the two beacheads may meet up. Also secure the perimeter around Carentan for the  Assualt.
 0500 Hours. Paratroopers and Glider Infantry have assembled and are ready to secure the Causeway and Lock on the Douvre River.The attacks will be a three prongued trident attack.Paratroopers will lead the center assualt with 327th  Support and Captain carls Sleazy Company will Spearhead the Bridge Assualt.

  the battle begins.A view from the Village Square located outside of the lock.Currently in the hands of the Germans. Stug platoon guards the left flank.

                                             German side of the Causeway.

  Posistions of the Allies.Glider infantry are on top of the Hill  fortifying a old Farmhouse with At guns lying in Ambush,  reinforced by riflemen watching as the Engineers advance along the old Dirt road.     Paratrooper 75mmm Howitzers open fire on the German AA Batteries. knocking out a 3.7 AA guns.Germans counter fire with their Artillery and only manage to destroy a few of the Advancing Engineers.
The rest of Germans Advance forward or Dig in.Air support is shot down on a strafing run.
  Start of turn two. Allied command commands all Guns repeat on the  German AA battery destroys the 8.8 2 gun batttery.The Engineers move forward and prepare their posistion for the incoming Germans.platoon of Paras advance through the Bocage.
For the Germans turn they continue the Recon patrol the Are.moving towards the Engineers.German Artilery opens fire again the engineers only killing a few.
                    Start of third turn Reserves arrive for both sides.

  3rd turn for the Allies .The engieers shake off the Arty. fire and dig in posistions for  the incoming Germans. Artillery opens fire again on the AA and does not destroy anything.Allied Mortar fire pins the SS Tank hunters taking a squad out.The germans open fire with their artillery and Desroying a some of the glider infantry now advancing down the hill from the Farmhouse.Nebs fire dowm on the Newly arrived paras on the Engineers  left flank.The paras ran over the hill to engage the fire line of the Fallschrimjagers and SS recon elements.

 Panzers advance down the Causeway.
  turn four. Allies open fire from the Ambushing At guns and Artillery on the PAnzers knoking out 3 of them.

  Airborne and Glider  Engineers open fire on the Germans Recon and Paras.Just Massacaring them with the HMGs and Mortars.
Allied Thunder bolts start working over the German Arilltery destroying a Gun.
     Geran recon and PAras try to fire back but only Manage to kill 2 Paras.But the Artillery rounds do manage to break them.Grenadiers hop their trucks and start to advance towards the Hills of the Glider infanry and PAras.
 Turn 5 Allied 105 Bateery opens fires on the last two panzers destroying them.75mm fire on the Grenadier trucks destroying two and killing all of the occupents.Engineers continue to fire on the the recon .Destroying 2 Armored cars and finishing off the SS Tank hunters.Paras on the right Flank have been reinforced and are taking cover using the terrain.With Glider recon giving support from the road.Aircraft destroy the neb battery by knocking out two guns.
  german turn five Artillery opens fire on the At guns Destroying two and some Glider riflemen..Fallschrimjagers are reinforced by a platton and open fire at the paras and finish them off.Armored cars manage to hit a big nothing.Panther moves intowards the Engineers only to be Attacked and destroyed by Bazooka fire.
    turn six Allies,105 and 75mm guns open fire on the scattering Grenadiers destroying them and sending them into retreat.only to have them cut off by the Paras that have been advancing along the rite flank thought the bocage. securing the northside of the bridge.The left flank Glider rifles ,At gun s and PAra ,Rifle engineers.with mortar fire break the Fallschirmagers and send them in to retreat.Thunder bolt fighter Bombers destroy two howitzers.Which sums up the Loss to Germans.the Commanding Officer of the German Forces retreated from his out post to Carentan.The FAllscrimjager retreat east to one of their outposts along the river overlooking 2 bridges.
 now the Airborne and Gider Infantry Prepare a forward  Hq at the Farm, guarding the Lock,River and roads.Now lets hope are Glider Brothers may secure our left flank and capture the Bridges.before the Assualt on Carentan.