From: Genoa, Republic of Genoa (occupied by Italy)
B - German Set-up and Planning
The German OOB consists of:
2 x A*** leaders
1 x B* leader
9 x 1st line squads (4 w/LMG)
3 x 1st line squads (2 w/HMG)
3 x Pz III J (do they come out of a training unit? )
2 x 8cm MTR w/crews
My greatest concern are AT guns and AFVs: Pz IIIJ's were great in 1942, but any AT gun or tank will easily kill them. I must avoid to put them in a harm's way at all costs. My infantry, then, will have to recon the way for these fragile machines.
I deployed the Infantry in four stacks:
#1 (recon & flank security): B* leader, 3 x 1st line squads, 2 LMGs [FP: 18/6 hx, 12/8 hx, 9/12 hx, 3/16 hx]
#2:(recon & flank security): 2 x 1st line squads, 1 x 1st line HS, 2 LMGs [FP: 16/4 hx, 15/6hx, 11/8hx, 7/12hx, 3/16hx]
#3 and #4 (firebase): A*** leader, 2 x 1st line squads, 1 x 1st line HS, 1 HMGs [15/6hx, 11/12hx, 7/16hx, 3/32hx]
The leaderless #2 stack is set up so that it is 2 hexes away and in LOS of 2 leaders, to minimise its chance to become Out-Of-Command.
The aim of the Germans is to pierce through the Canadian defenses and exit as many units as possible, so:
- The #1 and #2 stacks will scout ahead, especially for AT guns and tanks
- The #3 and #4 stacks will deal with anything except tanks
- The Panzers will provide support against infantry, without exposing themselves to AT fire
- The mortars will follow as fast (pun intended ) as possible and also provide fire support against infantry or AT guns.
Continues with German Turn 1
Chasing Germans in the moonlight is no mean sport
Long Range Fire (A7.22)........1/2 FP