Canadian Dragoons vs Puma’s Cauldron

So a rematch, the much maligned Canadian Recon re-enter the fray. Once again against the evil Hangfire. We decided upon Worcester – and rolled Cauldron. The Germans had advanced but were stretched too far, the Recon trap was set!

Canadian Recon

  • Armoured Car Squadron HQ, IC and 2IC with 2 Staghound 3
  • Armoured Car Platoon Replace Ford Lynx scout car with a Staghound I
  • Armoured Car Platoon Replace Ford Lynx scout car with a Staghound I
  • Armoured Car Support Platoon 3 Squads, light mortar and PIAT – 4 White Scout Cars
  • Heavy Armoured Car Platoon
  • Armoured Platoon 3 Sherman V and 1 Firefly VC
  • Anti-tank Platoon (SP), 2 Sections
  • Light Anti-aircraft Platoon (SP) 1 Section
  • Field Battery (SP ), 4 Sextons
German panzergreadier

  • HQ Puma
  • 3 Puma Plts
  • 3 Puma Plts
  • 3 Puma Plts
  • 3 Puma Plts
  • 3 SdKfz
  • 2 Tigers
  • 3 Nebs
  • 4 Howitzers

SETUP AND DEPLOYMENT

The field of battle

UNITS IN RESERVE
Canadian Recon

  • Armoured Car Squadron HQ, IC and 2IC with 2 Staghound
  • Armoured Platoon 3 Sherman V and 1 Firefly VC
  • Anti-tank Platoon (SP), 2 Sections
German panzergreadier

  • HQ
  • Nebs
  • Howitzers
  • AAA
  • Tigers

DEPLOYMENT SUMMARY
Canadian Recon: Rolling randomly went ok, with the sextons on Daves left, shermans far right and both the MC10’s and 2ic and stag 3’s going on the near right.
German panzergreadier: Dave decided to keep the pumas out on patrol able to race from the far side in. He deployed the Nebs and howitzers centrally, with the AAA mixed in. The Tigers deployed in immediate ambush in the trees on his left

TURN 1

COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
Canadian Recon

    German panzergreadier

      TURN 1 SUMMARY
      Canadian Recon: The shermans moved up – but failng to remount the bailed one. The MC10’s moved up and destroyed a Tiger. The Sextons bailed a AAA and pinned the Nebs. Whilst the Air suppot bailed one more AAA and destroyed one.
      German panzergreadier: The germans started with the Nebs hitting the Sextons, but to limited effect, the Howitzers hit the shermans and bailed one, whilst the Tigers hit the 2ic and despite disengaging lost a stag 3

      TURN 2

      COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
      Canadian Recon

        German panzergreadier

          TURN 2 SUMMARY
          Canadian Recon: The MC10’s destroyed the remaining Tiger, the shermans moved in with the 2IC moving round the fringes, the sextons repeated their bombardment and from reserve the Armoured car support and Stag 3’s moving in by the sextons hitting another AAA
          German panzergreadier: The Germans hit back again the howitzers destroying a sherman, and the tiger killing and bailing a MC10. The Nebs bailed all but one sexton and the AAA drove off the air support.

          TURN 3

          COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
          Canadian Recon

            German panzergreadier

              TURN 3 SUMMARY
              Canadian Recon: More reserves hit the field (Stag’s and AAA). The artillery again hit home, and the Shermans and 2IC opened fire on the howitzers. The Stage 3’s and remainign Canadian infantry carge in but at a heavy cost of only one MG team surviving. But the remaing AAA died
              German panzergreadier: The Nebs remained pinned and the hoitzers failed to range in, with only the AAA remounting and destroying 2 scout cars and their occupants the Puma HQ attempted to damage a sherman

              TURN 4

              COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
              Canadian Recon

                German panzergreadier

                  TURN 4 SUMMARY
                  Canadian Recon: The Canadians recieved their last reserves, and the 2IC led their forces into combat. The Germans lost all hope with their commander lost; their roving Pumas lost in the welsh border and forces here routed
                  German panzergreadier: With still no reserves it looked dire the HQ tried to slow the allied advance and the howitzers and nebs remaind pinned
                  So it all finished after turn 4, all Hangfires platoons dead and the Canadians holding the field. Hangfire had some awfull luck and kept forgetting his storm trooper moves. My Canadians performed well, hitting the right bits in the right place (over loading a flank helped!) But with on loses a 6-1 win

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                  Article by: Mark Goddard