Time for another Wednesday wargaming battle Report! This week is more Team Yankee, the flavor of the month. Serge wanted to try out some Canadians so we are doing a training scenario. Actually a video came up on my YouTube thing about a similar one done with the Brutish at the training area in Alberta. So I tried to set up an Albeeta table and tried to have big items of terrain to break up line of sight.
I took an AMX-30 platoon with armored car support and an American armored cavalry troop with 2 Abhrams. Canadians had some Lepoard 1s and ADATS not sure what else. (People sure love ADATS).
Random scenario was Encounter, we modified the rules to have 40% of points in reserve instead of half the number of platoons. So no gaming the system with 2 point M113 scout sections.
I missed the first turn, but here we are 8n the thick of things. Canadians knocked out some M113 scout sections, but took a pounding from French and American tanks. Bad luck sees the unable to kill the armored cars.
With the ADATS busy the abhrams charge to the objective. Leaving the armored cars to defend the objective. They still have big guns so easily kill an ADATS.
Canadians get reserves and attack the armored cars, but their poor luck lingers. They do managed to kill the Amer7can commander who was taking the objective. But the fast Abhrams move on the objective.
No reserves for Canada next turn so nothing to oppose the Abhrams.
Game 2: Dust Up
Game one was super fast so we had time for a second go. Again at 50 points. I changed up my list and swapped the Abhrams for M60 Pattons. This thime we are in opposite quarters, and Serhe rejigger the terrain to have longer sightlines.
I started with all the French this time. 1 platoon of tanks behind a wood, 1 and the cars by the factory. Canadians a bit more exposed but they have 1st turn.
Canadians 1 platoon 9nto the factory woods and 1 behind the other. I got lucky and managed to blitz mine by the woods and killed all the of the woods leopards. My guys by the factory moved and shot the other unit, but with no stabilizer just got 1 kill.
Turn 2 the remaining leopards entered the woods but had terrible luck, just killing 1 French tank, and all died in response. My other tanks advanced and knocked out an ADATS. this left the Canadians with nothing on the board so they conceded.
So there are a couple of quick Team Yankee games. Really shows how vulnerable some of these tanks are! I think this also changes how I will approach the 50 point games (due to delayed reserves more like 30!). Seems like having some infantry to stall for reserves can be a big deal.