From: Genoa, Republic of Genoa (occupied by Italy)
Note: all screenshots were taken at the end of the German Turn
Turn 1 - German
As soon as the game starts, I spot a M8 armored car and a 76mm M5 AT gun on the east bank of the river, and a HS in the American-controlled VP hex in Andler
The Lt Mtr pins the 76mm crew, MG fire breaks it and the C leader stacked with it. The most serious threat to StuGs is neutralised, let's go and blast that armored car.
Two StuGs move towards the West Bridge; as they advance, they discover a HS armed with a .50 cal on the northern hill and a BAZ-armed HS in a house beyond the bridge. The M8 fires on a StuG but misses.
The third StuG moves south, spots another HS in a building and moves adjacent to it.
The Engineer stack in Andler moves adjacent (one squad at a time!) to the HS in the VP hex, which fails its FPF MC and breaks.
The other Engineer stack does not move, as it would mean taking fire from the .50 cal and the M8 MGs (includind its big AAMG).
Defensive Fire Segment
The M8 fires its MGs at a German MMG armed stack and breaks a MMG squad
Advancing Fire Segment
The leading StuG fires at the M8; the gun misses, but the Coaxial MG forces it to Button UP
The trailing StuG fires at the .50 cal-armed HS; its fire has no effect (as expected) but it gains acquisition for the next Fire Segment
The StuG in Andler fires at point-blank range into the house: the fire has no effect but gains acquisition
Engineers in Andler kill the broken HS in the VP hex.
Engineers take the American- controlled VP hex in Andler (25 VP)
Turn 1 American
M8 fires its CMG to MMG squads, with no effect
A M5A1 light tank appears beyond the west bridge, moves forward and stops just after crossing the river
Another M5A1 comes out from the south woods, crosses the south bridge and disappears among the houses in Andler.
A M8 HMC appears beyond the west bridge and follows the M5A1; this AFV, with its 75mm howitzer capable of firing HEAT, is much more dangerous than the Stuarts, so the leading StuG fires at it and destroys it.
The .50 cal-armed HS on the north hill, having no targets, moves east
The leading StuG fires Coaxial MG at the broken M5 crew just to keep it at "Broken+" status
The trailing StuG fires at the .50 cal-armed HS with no effect
Lt Mtr fires at M8 armored car with no effect (I am assuming it could have some effect)
Infantry fires on M5 crew and kills the Crew and the leader stacked with them
The engineers in the west fire their LMGs at the .50cal-armed squad with no effect
The StuG in Andler fires at point-blank range on the HS and pins it.
The engineers in Andler kill the HS
The M5A1 fires at the leading StuG and kills it
Chasing Germans in the moonlight is no mean sport
Long Range Fire (A7.22)........1/2 FP