Sunday, 27 July 2014

DAK Panzerspähkompanie vs American Armored Rifle Company

My friend Tobias and I played a 1750pts game of Midwar Africa. He wanted to try out some of his new tanks. And I wanted to play with some new speedpainted SdKfz 231.

My commander takes cover from the heating sun and the American tanks.

My small unit of PaK38 are ordered to hold the forward objective. This might not have been the best idea but with half of my units in delayed reserves my line was scrawny thin. As I didn´t get any infantry my list compromised mostly of armoured cars and antitank guns and artillery. I deployed the guns and counted on getting the cars just in time.

Initial enemy lines closes in tanking some small casualties in the meantime.

A risky plan that didnt work out, trying to take out his AA with a three plane strong attack wing.

 Somehow a lone PaK38 managed to knock out two Shermans and bailing another... Perfect.
A unit of PaK40 deploy from ambush and combined with my 88s American vehicles are being lit to fire. But will it be enough, enemy infantry have now dismounted their transport and are heading to the forward objective by foot.

A lone spotter firing his rifle and managed to snipe out a enemy platoon commander.
The enemy moves forward assaulting the PaKs holding the objectives and things starts to look really bad for me. The commander of my PaK40 team moves forward but isn´t in reach of contesting the objective.
But luckily for me my Company Commander manages to get into reach with his small armoured car. Bying me another turn. In the meantime artillery, Pak40 and the dreaded Acht Acht are pounding enemy infantry at the objective. Some say overkill to blast enemy infantry with big guns but thats all I got.
Somehow my Company Commander did survive but being bailed out he could no longer contest the objective but by now my PaK40 platoon commander was in range bying me yet another turn of game play.

Next up I managed to bring forth some reinforcements, finally my armoured cars starts to arrive.

Some Bf109 flying low tank hunting.

Yet another unit arrive from reserves, a PzIV platoon. Things starts to look really good for me instead.

 Enemy 2iC are disposed of and his burning jeep is full of holes.

My Commander has not yet managed to bail in again. I guess it takes some time getting all those maps together and sorting them out after all the enemy shooting.

And lastly my SdKfz 221 unit arrives to seal the deal. A Victory for the DAK, things did look extremely bleak at one time and not having any infantry to dig in on the objective might have been a bad idea. But reinforcements arrived in the nick of time and saved the day.

Thanks Tobias for the game, this was to tight.


  1. Nice report, you held on just long enough for help to arrive! Were you playing the Pincer scenario?