OK, on to the finishing conclusion! As we last left the German attack, the Panthers and Panzer Mark IVs were trading shots with a LOT of American Shermans, who had just managed to hit and destroy a Mk IV. This panzer platoon was not long for the table . . .
|Massed American fire destroys two more Mark IVs.|
|Another view of the burning panzers. That is what you get when you proxie panzers. The last one is destroyed shortly thereafter removing this platoon from the fight.|
|The higher level view. The Panthers smoke another Sherman on the hill.|
|Meanwhile the American paratroopers on the hill south of Marvie dig in around an objective and watch the Tank Hunters move up.|
|The American tanks get too close to the still pinned Panzergrenadiers and their panzerfausts.|
|Another Sherman bites the dust (well, snow).|
|The Mk IVs assault and manage to kill a couple of stands.|
|The Paratrooper engineers press their attack on the Mk IVs.|
|The Panthers kill off some more Shermans causing both platoons to rout.|
|The thrill of victory! The thrill of new units actually performing better than their commander!|
A win is a win but we were pretty rusty. Luckily the forces weren't too bizarre, and CV and FV troops cover up a lot of poor decisions. The American tanks, though numerous, weren't numerous enough. Oh yes, don't stay in range of panzerfausts. Thanks again to the WWPD group that generated the campaign. Next time . . .