Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Panzer Battles Normandy: Cristot Turn 5 of 12

Turn 5 saw a whole bunch of combat go down across the entire map for this scenario


Waffen SS had finally stopped the 8th Armored Division from penetrating any further by disrupting then assaulting the Sherman tank that had broken through the lines south of Audrieu. Surrounded the tank crew was forced into surrender.


Further north in le Bas d'Audrieu the 50th Northumbrian attempted to assault elements of the 26th SS Panzergrenadier Regiment holding the 25 point victory hex but were repulsed.


South of les Hauts Vents the 8th Armored was stopped on the road by 2 Panthers of SS Panzer Regiment 12. The SS in turn lost the last Panther and suffered some casualties but two more Panthers were brought up to plug the gap going toe to toe with 6 Allied tanks.


To the north of the battle near Brouay Allied armor was pushing toward the northermost 25 point victory hex. This was stopped since I brought some Panthers and Artillery north in turn 4. Dispersed and smashed the Allies were forced to pull back.


Back toward Audrieu Whitman went shot for shot with Allied tanks trying to advance up the road.


Back north at Brouay the SS Panzergrenadiers assaulted and cleared out Allied infantry giving the Wermacht room to breath and reform around the objective.


At the end of turn 5 here is an overall snapshot of the battlefield with objective points still securely in German hands.