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TacticalPainter0101 Feb 2024 8:04 p.m. PST

We reach the sixth turn in our Operation Martlet campaign for Chain of Command. The Germans launch the Punch from Wunsche, an armoured counterattack from 12th SS Panzer Regt in an attempt to drive the British from St Nicholas farm. This puts the British on the defensive for a change. Can they hold off Wunsche's Panthers? It won't be easy. Full game report here The Punch from Wunsche

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advocate02 Feb 2024 5:17 a.m. PST

A real nail-biter!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2024 10:55 a.m. PST

Dunno about "winning your spurs" but there has to be a VC or two for that 17pdr crew (better chance of that for those that survive). Not the best ever Firefly performance, however.

Great modelling.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2024 11:52 a.m. PST

Those poor cows.

Excellent AAR.

Do guns (like the 17pdr) work normally with a reduced crew, or is there a penalty for lost crew members?

advocate02 Feb 2024 12:09 p.m. PST

79th, I think they work OK with two crew members, there is a reduction if you are down to one. But fire also inflicts 'shock' which reduces hit chances, and can break the crew before it is wiped out. Leaders can help reduce shock each time they activate.

TacticalPainter0102 Feb 2024 2:23 p.m. PST

Do guns (like the 17pdr) work normally with a reduced crew, or is there a penalty for lost crew members?

As advocate points out the main danger for a reduced crew is shock. It will effect the chance to hit and once it exceeds the number of men they will become pinned down. Double the number of men and they break. So the smaller the crew the greater the risk. In the case of this 17 pounder I was careful to rally shock when I could and while I was unfortunate to take casualties by good fortune I was lucky not to take too much shock at the same time.

ArmymenRGreat04 Feb 2024 11:11 a.m. PST

REALLY fun writeup! Thanks for posting.

Personal logo foxbat Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2024 2:22 a.m. PST

The gold standard of game reports!
Thanks for sharing not only this one, but also all of them, with such consistency in your dedication.

TacticalPainter0106 Feb 2024 2:19 p.m. PST

The gold standard of game reports!
Thanks for sharing not only this one, but also all of them, with such consistency in your dedication.

Thank you, pleased you've been enjoying them. I'm particularly glad we've got back to regular games of this one given the gap of a few months late last year.

The blog now has 93 campaign AARs, I never imagined we'd get this many when I started. What's particularly nice for me is that I can track the evolution of my collections and terrain over time. I'd like to think with each campaign we take a step forward and that I also hone the way I write them to make them convey the game better. As I've said before it can be a bit of work but it's a labour of love.

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