Operation Sealion AAR: No Retreat

This was a doubles games which is Part 3 of my groups linked games, see part 1 here and part 2 here. The Axis are on the run after 2 defeats and now are trying to hold the line to stop a breakthrough of their lines. I choose to play with my Fallshirmjagers as a change from my Hungarians. I will apologise as they are not painted yet.

Mission- No Retreat
Points- 1250pts per player, so 2500pts a side
Campaign- Operation Sealion

Fallshirmjager & Aufklärungsabteilung

  • FJ HQ
  • FJ Platoon + Faust + HMG (combat attachment)
  • FJ Platoon + Faust
  • FJ Mortars
  • 2 Tigers
  • HQ Puna
  • 3 Punas
  • 3 Punas
  • 3 Punas
  • 6 15cm Nebs
  • 4 10.5cm Artillery
  • 1 Tiger
British Paras & Free Soviet Tank

  • Para HQ
  • Para Platoon
  • Para Platoon
  • Para Platoon
  • 4 Para 6 Pounders
  • 8 75mm pack Para Artillery + Medium Support
  • HQ T34/85
  • 5 T34/85
  • 5 T34/85
  • 6 Mortars
  • 4 ZIS-3

SETUP AND DEPLOYMENT

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The FJs await the assault.

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The main Allied attack force.

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The rest of the Allies deploy across the river.

The German artillery hinds behind the hill.

UNITS IN RESERVE

Fallshirmjager & Aufklärungsabteilung Companies

  • 2 Tigers
  • FJ Mortars
  • 1st Puma Platoon
  • 2nd Puma Platoon
British Paras & Free Soviet Tank Companies

    DEPLOYMENT SUMMARY

    Fallshirmjager & Aufklärungsabteilung Companies: With both objectives on the same side of the river the FJ platoons dig in to defend the objectives. The lone Tiger sets up in ambush.
    British Paras & Free Soviet Tank Companies: The Allies split into two forces. Most deploy on the left to attack both objectives.

    TURN 1

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    The Allies advance but get shot by the artillery and Pin Down

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    The Tiger ambushes the T34s…

    …taking one out.

    COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY

    Fallshirmjager & Aufklärungsabteilung Companies

    • FJ Platoon 1 – 1 Stand
    British Paras & Free Soviet Tank Companies

    • Para Platoon 3 – 3 Stands
    • T34/85 Company 1 – 1 Tank

    TURN 1 SUMMARY

    Fallshirmjager & Aufklärungsabteilung Companies: The FJ’s stay gone to ground, while the artillery and Tiger open fire
    British Paras & Free Soviet Tank Companies: The Allies advance.

    TURN 2

    The Paras close in on the FJs

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    On the other flank the Paras and Anti-Tank guns advance and get pinned by the artillery again.

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    The Tigers appear from reserve

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    The Tigers knock out another T34

    COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY

    Fallshirmjager & Aufklärungsabteilung Companies

    • FJ Platoon 1 – 2 Stands
    British Paras & Free Soviet Tank Companies

    • Para Platoon 1 – 3 Stands
    • Para Platoon 3 – 3 Stands
    • T34/85 Company 1 – 2 Tanks

    TURN 2 SUMMARY

    Fallshirmjager & Aufklärungsabteilung Companies: The Germans wait it out.
    British Paras & Free Soviet Tank Companies: The advance carries on.

    TURN 3

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    The Paras charge the FJ’s get stopped by defencive fire and rout the field.

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    The Tigers keep on shooting the T34’s and they also rout

    The Paras on the right failed to unpin and dig in

    COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY

    Fallshirmjager & Aufklärungsabteilung Companies

    • FJ Platoon 1 – 4 Stands
    British Paras & Free Soviet Tank Companies

    • Para Platoon 1 – Destroyed
    • Para Platoon 3 – 3 Stands
    • T34/85 Company 1 – Destroyed

    TURN 3 SUMMARY

    Fallshirmjager & Aufklärungsabteilung Companies: The Punas turn up and the Tigers advance,
    British Paras & Free Soviet Tank Companies: Paras bounce from the assault

    TURN 4

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    The Tigers reach the battle line…

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    .. and kill the Soviet Battalion commander

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    The rest of the T34’s try to flank the Tigers, but lose one in the return fire.

    The 2nd Para platoon pushes on to the objective.

    COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY

    Fallshirmjager & Aufklärungsabteilung Companies

    • FJ Platoon 1 – 4 Stands
    British Paras & Free Soviet Tank Companies

    • Para Platoon 1 – Destroyed
    • Para Platoon 3 – 4 Stands
    • T34/85 Company HQ – Destroyed
    • T34/85 Company 1 – Destroyed
    • T34/85 Company 2 – 1 Tank
    • ZIS-3 – 1 Stand

    TURN 4 SUMMARY

    Fallshirmjager & Aufklärungsabteilung Companies: The Germans reposition after breaking the 1st wave.
    British Paras & Free Soviet Tank Companies: The Allies rush the 2nd wave forward.

    TURN 5

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    The British Artillery fail to range in… the story of their game.

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    The 2nd British Platoon charges the FJ’s and gets slaughtered in the defencive fire

    The FJ’s mop up whats left in an assault

    COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY

    Fallshirmjager & Aufklärungsabteilung Companies

    • FJ Platoon 1 – 7 Stands
    British Paras & Free Soviet Tank Companies

    • Para Platoon 1 – Destroyed
    • Para Platoon 2 – Destroyed
    • Para Platoon 3 – 4 Stands
    • T34/85 Company HQ – Destroyed
    • T34/85 Company 1 – Destroyed
    • T34/85 Company 2 – 1 Tank
    • ZIS-3 – 1 Stand

    TURN 5 SUMMARY

    Fallshirmjager & Aufklärungsabteilung Companies: The 1st FJ Platoon holds off another assault from the British.
    British Paras & Free Soviet Tank Companies: The Allies 2nd wave is wiped out.

    TURN 6

    The Pumas ambush the T34’s

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    The Tigers move up.

    COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY

    Fallshirmjager & Aufklärungsabteilung Companies

    • FJ Platoon 1 – 7 Stands
    British Paras & Free Soviet Tank Companies

    • Para Platoon 1 – Destroyed
    • Para Platoon 2 – Destroyed
    • Para Platoon 3 – 4 Stands
    • T34/85 Company HQ – Destroyed
    • T34/85 Company 1 – Destroyed
    • T34/85 Company 2 – 3 Tanks
    • ZIS-3 – 1 Stand

    TURN 6 SUMMARY

    Fallshirmjager & Aufklärungsabteilung Companies: The Germans move in for the kill
    British Paras & Free Soviet Tank Companies: The Allies get desperate.

    TURN 7

    The Tigers Assault the anti tank guns and win the game.

    COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY

    Fallshirmjager & Aufklärungsabteilung Companies

    • FJ Platoon 1 – 9 Stands
    • Puna Platoon 1 – Destroyed.
    British Paras & Free Soviet Tank Companies

    • Para Platoon 1 – Destroyed
    • Para Platoon 2 – Destroyed
    • Para Platoon 3 – 4 Stands
    • T34/85 Company HQ – Destroyed
    • T34/85 Company 1 – Destroyed
    • T34/85 Company 2 – 1 Tank
    • ZIS-3 – 4 Stand
    • 6 Pounders – Destroyed.

    TURN 7 SUMMARY

    Fallshirmjager & Aufklärungsabteilung Companies: The Tigers kill 6 Pounders ending the game.
    British Paras & Free Soviet Tank Companies:
    Axis win 5-2

    Generated by WWPD’s BatRepper Software.

    Category: AARBritishFlames of WarGermansOperation Sea Lion

    5 comments

    1. Ya FJ for the win! Ben Im in the same position as you, keep getting routed by the allies when I field my Panzers. I think its time for 1st FJ to make an appearance. Cant wait for the rumored drops!

      1. I hope they can wait a few weeks so I can get the rest of my FJ infantry otherwise it'll be a small drop for me…

        But I'm loving the change to FV infantry. It's one of the things I like about the game, you can play Panzers/Shermans one game and then play FV infantry the next and have two totally different games. Alot of other systems don't do as good a job making different armies play in a different way.

    2. Thanks for the report – Wow two lots of paras wrecked in assault to defensive fire! Did the Brit player not try to pin with artillery first and/or smoke the FJ before assaulting? Or were those the missed range in dice we saw in one of the pics???

      1. The first time the FJ's were pinned but thanks to my HMG and a little bit of luck I got 6 hits. You are right about the second time, the artillery failed to pin them (4 rolls of 3 needing a 4 as they were aiming for the Tiger to make it easier) and the combo of 7 odd FJ stands and a tiger for defencive fire did the job.

        They didn't try and smoke us much in the first half of the game as they wanted to make the most of the Medium support upgrade. I will confess most of us in our group are really bad for not using smoke as we all like to kill troops to much!

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