Well, whatever the reason, I have found a certain charm in it. While my not-Germans slowly get assembled, I've borrowed a bevy of Canadian tanks from my cohort Imam, and last week, sat down to face off against Maurice's Germans.
I set up bottom right, Maurice on the top left.
The German side of things. Panzers, Panthers, Howitzers, and something called a Königstiger. Eep.
I came loaded for bear with many, many Shermans, Fireflies to back them up, some reece, and a random Motor Platoon to sit around near the objectives and not get anything done. Oh, and all under the watchful eye of a Typhoon to provide air support.
The forests ran with the maple syrup of my fallen heroes.
"15% of all proceeds go to the continuing fight against foo."
German armor taking up position to defend the road.
Brave Canadian reinforcements rush the dug-in Germans.
After repeately smashing myself headlong into the fortified enemy, the Germans finally got their own reinforcements, and came in to town to dig us out of our beaver holes. Pictured above is my other MVP f the game. At this point, things were definitely pointing to a German rout. A kraut rout, if you will. Turns earlier in the game, my second-in-command was shut down, and took over a Staghound armored car from the reece platoon. And just when the hour was darkest, the 2iC floors the gas pedal and takes out a couple of the German reinforcements closing in on our objectives! Not enough to turn things around, mind you, but it definitely put the fire back in things.
A last-ditch effort to dig out the German artillery in the backfield, and seize the rear objective. It... didn't work. The Germans took the field and the day.
What did I learn? Aircraft, rolled well, is super scary. I think the biggest lesson is that Veteran is much stronger than Trained. I think I will be going Vet until I have the rules and tactics down better. And yeah. More Flames is definitely on the docket, especially if I can push to get some Germans of my own on the table before a coupe Kickstarter rewards get shipped. We'll see.