Freitag, 5. Juli 2013

Operation Overlord - Battlereport - Carentan 2nd US Armored Division vs 17th SS-Panzergrenadierdivision "Götz von Berlichingen"

2nd US Armored Division placed against 17th SS-Panzergrenadier Division "Götz von Berlichingen".

The Opponents:

2nd US Armored Division  Tank Company

    Morale    Points    Platoons

    1800    7
Compulsory Medium Tank Company HQ    1x CinC M4 or M4A1 Sherman, 1x 2iC M4 or M4A1 Sherman    CT    140   
- Assault Gun    1x M4 (105mm)   
- Recovery    1x M31 TRV   
Compulsory Medium Tank Platoon    1x Command M4 or M4A1 Sherman, 3x M4 or M4A1 Sherman    CT    275    1
Compulsory Medium Tank Platoon (76mm)    1x Command M4A1 (76mm) Sherman, 3x M4A1 (76mm) Sherman    CT    355    1
Compulsory Medium Tank Platoon    1x Command M4 or M4A1 Sherman, 3x M4 or M4A1 Sherman    CT    275    1
Medium Tank Platoon    1x Command M4 or M4A1 Sherman, 3x M4 or M4A1 Sherman    CT    275    1
Sherman Assault Gun Platoon    1x Command M4 (105mm) Shermans, 1x M4 (105mm) Shermans    CT    145    1
Recon Platoon    1x Command Rifle, 1x M2 with .50cal AA MG, 1x Rifle, 1x Jeep    CT    50    1
- AA MG    1x add AA MG to Jeep   
Rifle Platoon (1st Infantry)    1x Command Rifle, 1x Bazooka, 9x Rifle    CV    200    1


17th SS-Panzergrenadier Division "Götz von Berlichingen"

37. SS Panzergrenadier Regiment HQ : Hauptsturmführer Fick      Fearless / Trained  45 Points


I./37. SS Panzergrenadier Platoon Unterscharführer Diller                   Fearless / Trained 165 Points
       - 3 Squads Panzergrenadiers

II./37. SS Panzergrenadier Platoon Unterscharführer Brantsch            Fearless / Trained 165 Points
       - 3 Squads Panzergrenadiers

Weapons Platoon:

17. SS Panzerjägerabteilung Unterscharführer Krowzik                      Fearless / Trained  135 Points
      - 3 7.5cm PAK40

Divisional Support:

2. SS Panzerabteilung "Das Reich" Unterscharführer Aumeister           Fearless / Veteran 640 Points
      - 3 Panther A

17. SS Panzerabteilung Unterscharführer Langemann                          Fearless / Veteran 435 Points
      - 4 StuG IV

353. Infanteriedivision Rocket Launcher Battery                                 Confident / Trained 105 Points
     - 3 15cm NW41 Hauptmann Brennauer

17. SS Flackabteilung                                                                        Fearöess / Trained  75 Points
     - 1 8.8 FlaK 36

Total Points: 1765

From the personal Notes of Unterscharführer Diller

0900 - Shermans advanced in a big group down the right flank and around a narrow gap by some impassable terrain. Actually a big mistake on the seemingly still green US boys as it meant only 3 tanks were in a position to fire on our troops. We are lucky that our Panthers and Stuggs are with us. They manoeuvred to better firing positions against the Shermans.

0930 - As the Shermans advance around my flank one of our platoons keep the rushing infantry pinned down and out of the battle, slowly whittling them down in the process. The Shermann assault our dug in positions and fail badly. Despite only having 2 Panzerfaust equipped teams the US assaults fail and the first Sherman platoon is destroyed. The remaining 8.8 FlaK knocks out another Sherman before it is destroyed.

1000 -Things get confusing here. One of our grenadier platoons is killed and the US infantry advances toward their objective. Nebelwerfers and my platoon shoot up the US infantry reducing it to half strength. Meanwhile the StuGs have arrived from reserve and have rushed forward to combat the Shermans getting through a couple of their barrages in the process.As the StuGs , Panthers and Shermans manoeuvre to get better firing positions on each-other the Shermans come too close to the our platoon.I jump up and my Panzerfaust takes out a couple more of them including the US CIC. This will fairly be my Iron Cross 2. Class !

1030- With their CIC fallen , the US boys want to flee and are wiped out by Rifle/MG fire from our infantry platoons. The single remaining Sherman backs itself into a corner even after destroying a StuG. The remaining 3 StuGs flank and then destroy it and the US forces with only their artillery left flee the battlefield.

Mayor victory 6-1 for the germans

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