Thursday 11 April 2024

Kampfgruppe Hansen - part 3


Back in the Ardennes, Pete's grenadiers are in position at the edge of the woods.

Soon they were in position to rush the few remaining defenders of Petit Their, poor old Lt Whiteman having perished in an artillery stonk.

More US troops arrive and wisely avoid the road!
Panzerjager commander's-eye view to the west.

US infantry prepare to assault Poteaux.
The Germans launch the assault on Petit Their
US tanks trying to flank the defences at Poteaux
Germans overrunning Petit Their.  It being a bit chilly, the late Lt Whiteman's stock of blankets was in high demand!

Bask east, while the Panzerjagers held off the US tanks...
...the grenadiers (just) saw off the US infantry assault, clinching a hard-fought German victory.
Soon even senior officers were claiming a share of the spoils!
An excellent reference for the battle. My copy was bought in the museum shop in Clervaux Castle!


tradgardmastare said...

Looks like a most enjoyable game.

Fred said...

Bergstrom’s book is excellent. The Bulge is definitely my “thing” have been interested (some would say obsessed) with it since I was 13 years old and read Peter Elstob’s book Hitlers Last Offensive. Do you have the Jean-Paul Pallud Then & Now book? That is all very good. Shame about the 250/8 going for the early bath. Such a cute vehicle.
Sent you a message about some potential reinforcements for your forces to your tgwmlimited email address. Let me know if you are interested.

Pete. said...

Fantastic game Tim- thanks for running it.



Tim Gow said...

Oh it was!

Tim Gow said...

Thanks Fred - I don't have that T&N book. The '250's career was predictably brief as this was it's first game.

Tim Gow said...

Thanks - I agree it went well.