We decided to fight a quick all-armored battle to save a little time. The scenario was Hasty Attack, where the defender (me) has delayed and scattered reserves.
I took Panthers with a King Tiger out of SS-Kampfgruppe Peiper. Dave took Soviet armor with lots of T-34s and some assault guns.
Here is the report:
Deployment. I hide in the woods near the objectives.
Dave preps his T-34s for a massive bum rush.
They advance. My King Tiger merely bails one out.
The Panthers stay hidden, waiting for their chance.
It's a wide open shot. The Tiger could have done better.
The T-34s double-time 32 inches onto my left flank.
They also come around to hook my Panthers on the right.
I cause some casualties but there are always more Soviets.
They eventually catch me on the flank and I lose some Panthers.
I also ended up losing the King Tiger thanks to some canny 85mm flank shots.
The situation on both flanks looks somewhat grim.
I desperately needed those reserves, but even they may not prove enough.
There were a ton of destroyed tanks on both sides, but in the end I didn't have enough.
The right objective ended up being the one that I couldn't contest.
I only had 4 platoons, of which only 2 were on the table. This spelled defeat when trying to cover 2 objectives. I also fell victim to the Bum Rush (patent pending) and simply got overwhelmed. Note to German tank designers: rear armor matters too!