I played another game of Bolt Action with the Red Devils again, this time against Fallschirmjägers in a more urban setting. I was set up for defence, which really suited me well as I could get in good positions and let the Germans advance within the range of my SMGs.
3 Full squads.
3 Full squads
The crossroads next to the church were chosen as the objective area. I set up one squad of paras in a house across from the objective and the sniper team in the church tower.
I brought in my reinforcements from both flanks to stop the Germans from moving in from the sides.
One German squad moved in towards the objective mounted in the Opel Blitz only to be gunned down by the British MMG that had moved up towards the objective. With their truck destroyed the squad dismounted across the road.
Meanwhile the sniper in the church tower had managed to pin down the single footgoing German squad on the right flank. They failed their command rolls for a few turns in a row which effectively left them out of the fight. The FOO distinguished himself by managing to order an artillery strike on top of the squad on the right flank. Luckily they escaped mostly without a scratch and only took a pin marker. However they did throw a FUBAR roll on the next turn retreating out of the building.
With time running out the Germans made a bold move towards the objective with the 251. Not wanting to wait for the British Flamethrower to open up on them a squad of Fallschirmjägers dismounted only to be fired upon by one Para squad and a MMG which took out most of the squad.
The two transported units hunkered down in the ruins next to the objective.
In the end I held the objective with two squads well dug in around the objective and the far left squad being well pinned down after multiple turns of firing. However the British casualties were light with only the sniper and flamethrower teams losing men and couple of riflemen going down from the leftmost squad. The Germans ended up losing both their transports and two squads.