Avanti Savoia! Going so fast its blurry!
Matt and I decided to do some tester games of Early War 1500 points, given that Canadian Nationals is weeks away. Flush from my victories at the EW tourney up in Petawawa, I decide to keep using what works: as many tanks rammed down the enemy throat as possible. (video at the bottom)
First game, Encounter: I was running 3 x 5 Carri platoons, 2 x 4 Tankette platoons and the coastal gun trucks. He was running 5 dice of stukas, 2 infantry, Nebs, Panzer IIs and a Dicker Max!
Most of the battle will be fought near camera of this pic in those fields..
Table layout, I kept my 3 units of Carri on board, with two units of tankettes and the coastal guns in Reserve. I just drove up and Avanti'ed.
Turn 2 assault, only one platoon Avanti'ed twice.
Turn 3, he charges me, hoping to kill with knackers and take the platoon. I get lucky with defensive fire needing 5s to hit and wipe them out. Victory. This game I kind of won in deployment: 16 tanks bearing down on his Neb and one Inf platoon. His other platoon should have double timed with trucks towards my empty objective earlier. By coming straight in, I basically took his 5 dice of Stukas out of the game.
My last post I didnt have decent shots of my army, so here they are in their splotch-camo glory:
Yes, those tiny decals were finicky to use. 2 per vehicle, 28 vehicles...
|Tankettes and HQ. 100 pts for 4 x ROF 4 on-the-move shots. If I could take more I would :)|
Here is the video: (which has our second game of which I forgot to take any pictures of.., Hold the Line)