I brought out my 20mm plastic figures and vehicles; first time they've been out of their boxes this year. We had a total of seven players; Richard, Jim T, Bob, and Gus played German; Jeff, Big Mike, and I were the American commanders.
The Germans have a regiment of Volksgrenadiers and elements of the Fuhrer Grenadier Brigade are attacking the towns of Eschdorf and Heiderscheid; the later held by two companies of the US 80th Division. The terrain is very close on this battlefield, the forest is heavy, half move for personnel and vehicles are prohibited from entering. There are multiple crest lines that block LOS as well.
|Eschdorf is the closer town, Heiderscheid is further away|
|Task Force Hamilton is ready to attack toward Eschdorf.|
|Panzer Company of the FGB stages to attack Heiderscheid|
|Charge toward Heiderscheid; the M10 will knock out two StuG's|
|German Recon Company supported by a Panther platoon|
|Panzer Grenadiers attack the other side of Heiderscheid|
|Demoralized German tanks. If my infantry can reach them, they will be destroyed. Didn't happen...|
|Volksgrenadiers attack toward Heiderscheid|
|German armor advance to the next crest line|
|German advance on the other side of town. Arty will knock out the halftrack|
|Germans prepare to attack Task Force Hamilton|
|My second insane rush to contact with German armor. This one didn't work either.|
It was a fun game; very interesting. I recommend it to any CD-TOB players. This one was a German victory. Our October game will be DBA.