USMC M1 catches West Germans tanks dashing for cover!
My first game of the 80 point tournament at Lords of War was against Matt and his West Germans. The first mission was Encounter and this would be my first ever Team Yankee tournament game and my third game of Team Yankee so I was hoping that I could remember the rules. Matt had a beautifully painted army, which is always a real pleasure to play against.
Big Willie's USMC
OC in M1
4 x M1 platoon
3 x M1 platoon
2 x Vads
3 x M113 Mortars
2 x A10s
Matt's West Germans
OC in Leo 1
3 x Leo 1
3 x Marders platoon
3 x Leo 2
4 x Gepards
4 x Tornadoes
2 x Luchs
Objectives are in the open behind the field and church on the right and in between the house and hill and on the rail line on the left
Leo 1's and 2's ready to hunt some M1s
Marders and Panzer Grenadiers holding an objective
USMC tanks holding one objective
Devil Dogs holding the other objective
First blood goes to the USMC as they knock out a Marder
M1 crews target the lighter Leo 1's
A luck shot from Thundercat knocks out the German OC
USMC tanks spread out to contain the German big cats
Leo 2's return fire knocking out an M1!
M1s continue to advance destroying the remaining Leo 1's!
Another Marder falls to the M1s and the remaining APC makes a dash for the objective
The OC flanks the Leo 2's knocking one out
The final Marder is knocked out and the M1s prepare for the dug in Grenadiers
Grenadiers waste no time in lighting up an M1
The M1 platoon advances catching the Leo 2's in a deadly cross fire and destroying them
At this point Matt and I haven't gotten any reinforcements and the M1s are firmly holding the objective for a 6-1 win. Talk about a fast paced and blood game, I was lucky with a few armour saves for my tanks and have also gained a healthy respect for the Milan missiles used by the German and British Infantry.