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Author Topic: Battlegroup 'Beyond the Beaches' – Counter-attack at Pommenauque  (Read 1765 times)

Offline V

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400 point Attack/Defend game of Battlegroup Beyond the Beaches ‘Delaying Action’ scenario with US Airborne defending against German Infantry.






Got off to a dubious start when the Germans first shot was an 80mm Mortar round that landed squarely on the US Airborne medic, removing that option from the US retinue…





Took a while to bust the US line as Ambush Fire and an MG dug out cut down the first German teams to try and push through. The US 60mm Mortar Team were utter pains, constantly pinning down the 20mm flak SPG as it tried to fire. The US supporting artillery also messed with the Germans when the FOO radio worked… 4 turns of failing, and also failing Comms Team rolls, for TWO observers!






Was tit for tat for a while, but a rash move by a section of German Asssault Pioneer would end things - one way or another! They rushed their truck over the bridge, as Bazooka rockets whistled past and jumped out. Their MG team, out first was cut down to a man but the rifle team bailed out and promptly put their flammenwerfer to good use on the MG position…





The subsequent chits broke the US Airborne battle rating and a German victory was sneakily grabbed by a very rash, but decidedly Germanic, truck rush!





So a couple of Iron Crosses for the Pioneers and the PIR withdrew to lick their wounds.
« Last Edit: May 29, 2023, 03:32:12 PM by V »

Offline ichwillauch

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Re: Battlegroup 'Beyond the Beaches' – Counter-attack at Pommenauque
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2023, 03:35:52 PM »
Fantastic Terrain!!!  :o :o :o

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Re: Battlegroup 'Beyond the Beaches' – Counter-attack at Pommenauque
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2023, 04:19:31 PM »
That table is spectacular. 
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Offline fred

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Re: Battlegroup 'Beyond the Beaches' – Counter-attack at Pommenauque
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2023, 07:00:38 PM »
Fantastic looking table (not that I would expect anything less!)

You even have wallpaper on the insides of the buildings.

Offline MaleGriffin

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Re: Battlegroup 'Beyond the Beaches' – Counter-attack at Pommenauque
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2023, 08:14:06 PM »
Fantastic looking game!
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Offline BeneathALeadMountain

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Re: Battlegroup 'Beyond the Beaches' – Counter-attack at Pommenauque
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2023, 09:08:02 PM »
That’s a brilliantly dense and varied terrain set up for such a small board and the game size.

Thank you for posting,

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Re: Battlegroup 'Beyond the Beaches' – Counter-attack at Pommenauque
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2023, 10:26:23 PM »
Spectacular!

Offline Fred Mills

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Re: Battlegroup 'Beyond the Beaches' – Counter-attack at Pommenauque
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2023, 10:36:25 PM »
Beautiful table and figures and terrific brief AAR.

Offline Tom Dulski

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Re: Battlegroup 'Beyond the Beaches' – Counter-attack at Pommenauque
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2023, 12:19:36 PM »
 Looks like a movie. Remarkable detail on everything, the tanks the figures and especially the terrain. I'm guessing this is 20MM?

Offline V

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Re: Battlegroup 'Beyond the Beaches' – Counter-attack at Pommenauque
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2023, 08:22:15 PM »
Yes... all 20mm.  :D

Offline TacticalPainter

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Re: Battlegroup 'Beyond the Beaches' – Counter-attack at Pommenauque
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2023, 02:24:39 AM »
Yes... all 20mm.  :D

Great looking terrain and miniatures as always. You’ve been the standard bearer for 20mm and certainly a huge inspiration to me. While I play many periods in 28mm, I’ve always found 20mm hits the sweet spot for gaming the Second World War at this level. Naturally having those fantastic AB Figures makes it that much easier. Loving seeing your stuff.

One question as I’m not familiar with Battlegroup, what’s a German truck rush?

Offline Grumpy Gnome

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Re: Battlegroup 'Beyond the Beaches' – Counter-attack at Pommenauque
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2023, 06:18:42 AM »
That table is spectacular.

I quite agree!
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Offline Freddy

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Re: Battlegroup 'Beyond the Beaches' – Counter-attack at Pommenauque
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2023, 10:51:22 AM »
Great looking game and table!

Offline CapnJim

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Re: Battlegroup 'Beyond the Beaches' – Counter-attack at Pommenauque
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2023, 05:34:41 PM »
Great battle and report.  Your terrain and minis look great!
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Re: Battlegroup 'Beyond the Beaches' – Counter-attack at Pommenauque
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2023, 06:19:36 PM »
Great looking game.
Well done. :-*
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