Operation Sealion AAR: Surrounded

My second game for the WWPD Operation Sealion Campaign and a chance to play one of my regular wargaming opponents Adam for the first time in a while. I will say sorry now if a few of the pictures are a little bit blurry, it was the Aviva Premiership final yesterday and so we wanted to get the game in before it, so I didn’t check a few of the pictures on the camara as I went.

With the quick collapse of the Free Soviet Forces around Bristol the Hungarian Divisions have surrounded part of the British 1st Airborne Division on the outskirts of the town.

Mission – Surrounded
Points – 1750pts
Campaign – Operation Sealion

Hungarian Assault Guns

  • HQ Zrinyi II
  • 3 Zrínyi II
  • 3 Zrínyi II
  • 3 Zrínyi II
  • Assault Pioneers
  • 3 Tigers
  • 4 43M Rockets
1st British Paras

  • HQ + 2 Piats
  • Para Platoon
  • Para Platoon
  • Mortars
  • 4 6 Pounders AT Guns
  • 4 17 Pounders AT Guns
  • 8 75mm Artillery + Medium Support
  • Assault Platoon + Pait
  • Sporadic Typhoons

SETUP AND DEPLOYMENT

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The table.

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The Tigers take on a whole flank by themselves.

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The Pioneers Support some Zrínyi II in the centre.

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Zrínyi II’s on the far left.

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The British Paras around the southern objective.

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The Defenders of the Northern objective.

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The Sneaky British Ambush.

UNITS IN RESERVE

Hungarian Assault Guns

    1st British Paras

      DEPLOYMENT SUMMARY

      Hungarian Assault Guns: The 3 Zrinyi II platoons concentrate on the northern objective supported by the Artillery and Pioneers. The Tigers try to take the southern objective by themselves.
      1st British Paras: The Paras cover the objectives with a Para Platoon on each, with the Assault Platoon in the middle to cover either objective.

      TURN 1

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      The Assault Guns move out.

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      Hussar!

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      The Tigers look for targets

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      The Rockets fail to range in, this would be a common problem this game.

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      Mortar blasts pin the Pioneers

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      The Artillery fails to hurt the Tigers.

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      The 17 Pounders snip to Zrínyi II’s.

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      The Typhoons scream down knowing out a tank.

      COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY

      Hungarian Assault Guns

      • Zrínyi II Platoon 1 – 2 Tanks
      • Zrínyi II Platoon 2 – 1 Tanks
      • Assault Pioneers – 3 Stands
      1st British Paras

      • Para Platoon 1 – 1 stand

      TURN 1 SUMMARY

      Hungarian Assault Guns: Tanks advance
      1st British Paras: The Paras keep there heads down. The Artillery and Anti-Tank starts to whittle down the Assault Guns.

      TURN 2

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      The Tigers keep on coming

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      The Zrínyi’s get to the edge of the woods.

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      The Paras smoke the Tigers

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      The only effect from shooting for either aide this turn, one bail.

      COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY

      Hungarian Assault Guns

      • Zrínyi II Platoon 1 – 2 Tanks
      • Zrínyi II Platoon 2 – 1 Tanks
      • Assault Pioneers – 3 Stands
      1st British Paras

      • Para Platoon 1 – 1 stand

      TURN 2 SUMMARY

      Hungarian Assault Guns: Zrínyi’s hide from 17 pounders, shooting has no effect
      1st British Paras: Shooting has no effect

      Note- few pictures as nothing really happened this turn.

      TURN 3

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      The Zrínyi II’s pound the British lines

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      The Tigers prepare to assault

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      The Rockets finally do something and take of a 17 pounder

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      The Tigers assault pushing the paras back

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      The British Artillery again has no effect on the Tigers

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      The Mortars once again open up on the Pioneers

      COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY

      Hungarian Assault Guns

      • Zrínyi II Platoon 1 – 2 Tanks
      • Zrínyi II Platoon 2 – 1 Tanks
      • Assault Pioneers – 4 Stands
      1st British Paras

      • Para Platoon 1 – 4 Stands
      • Para Platoon 2 – 2 Stands
      • 17 Pounders – 1 Stand
      • Artillery 1 – 1 Stand

      TURN 3 SUMMARY

      Hungarian Assault Guns: The Tigers keep the pressure on the southern objective up with an assault. The Zrínyi II’s shoot up the infantry around the northern objective.
      1st British Paras: British start keep up the artillery bombardment.

      TURN 4

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      The Pioneers push on the objective

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      The Tigers lose one Tiger to defencive fire.

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      The Pioneers Rout

      COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY

      Hungarian Assault Guns

      • Zrínyi II Platoon 1 – 2 Tanks
      • Zrínyi II Platoon 2 – 1 Tanks
      • Assault Pioneers – Destroyed
      • Tigers – 1 Tank
      1st British Paras

      • Para Platoon 1 – 4 Stands
      • Para Platoon 2 – 2 Stands
      • 17 Pounders – 1 Stand
      • Artillery 1 – 3 Stands
      • Artillery 2 – 1 Stand
      • Mortars – 2 Stands

      TURN 4 SUMMARY

      Hungarian Assault Guns: The Tigers carry on pushing the Paras back, but lose one to defensive fire. The Zrínyi fail to do anything with their shooting.
      1st British Paras: The Mortars rout the Pionners.

      TURN 5

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      Charge!

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      Charge!

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      The Rockets range in for only the second time in the game…

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      … and kill 2 17 pounders!

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      Both Tigers bail to 6 pounder defencive fire

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      Zrínyi II platoon charges the mortars

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      Zrínyi II platoon takes the objective

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      The Zrínyi II platoon charges the Para Platoon, one bails on the way in leaving only the platoon command and over 3 rounds of combat he kills 3 stands and causes the Platoon to rout by himself.

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      The Paras Charge the bailed out tigers destroying the platoon.

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      COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY

      Hungarian Assault Guns

      • Zrínyi II Platoon 1 – Destroyed
      • Zrínyi II Platoon 2 – Destroyed
      • Zrínyi II Platoon 3 – 1 Tank
      • Assault Pioneers – Destroyed
      • Tigers – Destroyed
      1st British Paras

      • Para Platoon 1 – Destroyed
      • Para Platoon 2 – 3 Stands
      • 17 Pounders – 3 Stands
      • Artillery 1 – 3 Stands
      • Artillery 2 – 3 Stands
      • Mortars – 3 Stands

      TURN 5 SUMMARY

      Hungarian Assault Guns: The Hungarians charge taking to take both objectives, this leads to mixed results…
      1st British Paras: The British counter attack, destroyed 3 more platoons and the Hungarians Company routs…

      5-2 Allies.

      Fun game. Mixed luck for both me and Adam for most of the game. On the first turn I really didn’t think about how effect the 17 pounders would be, and after that I thought I would probably lose the game. 2 fairly uneventful turns casualty wise and I was getting worried but turn 4 and the top of turn 5 looked as if I would take it, even ever cool Adam was getting worried. That was until my Tigers bailed to defencive fire and the artillery all but wiped out my Zrínyi platoons.

      I have 3 more games lined up over the next 2 weeks so look out for more AAR’s!

      As always thanks for reading Ben

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      Category: AARBritishCampaignFlames of WarHungariansLate WarOperation Sea Lion

      4 comments

        1. It was the 6's to hit that stop them from being that useful. When I had a good turn of shooting Breakthrough guns did alot of damage but most turns I just couldn't hit.

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