North Africa is no laughing matter! The Reserves are a good set to collect too. They are good at filling out the armies. They have some cool units that on their own need support, but overall make for a stronger force. There are still some good core pieces, like the PzKpfw 38(t), Panther Ausf. D, Rangers, M22 “Locust”, Intrepid Hero, and the newly costed IS-3 (now costs 71). The Panther Ausf. D is just so awesome for what you pay. Here’s the card:
Also!!! The coolest platoon I’ve found so far, it’s not in the expanded rules, but in a .pdf on the official site… German Panther Platoon, 95 points: 1x SS-Panther Ausf. G + 2x Panther Ausf. D… Normally, even with the price drop on the SS one, that would cost 112 points. It’s a pretty deadly combo. I really want to find 2 more Panther D’s now, so I can field 2 Panther platoons and combine them with an ammo dump for a good 200 point tank battle.
Here’s the links to the files with both the expanded rules and the second batch of formations, they are both in .pdf format once unzipped:
Thanks Ducky. I just began a 250 point battle VS. Americans. I, for the first time in years, put my Tiger 1 on the field with my new 7.5CM LEL G18 . In the first turn, I took 47 points off him without one casualty. Just a damaged Panzer III Ausf F.
What’s funny is we’ve got seperate units on both sides of the board engaging each other. There’s a field in between. My Tiger ! and the 7.5 have CLOSED down that lane. He straight up moved his artillery behind a town and his tanks even ran for cover. He’s SO intimidated by this Tiger it’s hilarious. Units RUN across the lane and hide. The slaughter on the East side of the field in the first and second turn was so great, he’s re allocating all his units West. Um well, the Objective is in the East surrounded by hills only opened to the east.
I just can’t believe how intimidated he is by this single piece of armor. Why doesn’t his bad ass Hellcat just take me on? We’d both probably die! He mounted 2 quad 50s on Universal Carriers (one in the east and one in the West) and they are both gone.
He has still yet to fire in turn 2 so we’ll see what kind of casualties I take but so far this Tiger has his whole god damn army hiding! It’s ridiculous. But man, what a slaughter for 2 turns. He’s done. All because his movements have all been so evasive and all his presses with Bar Gunners and other grunts have been torn apart by my MG teams. His next firing faze will probably take out all 4 of my MG teams but they’ve taken a few gallons of blood out of his army.
It was fun to see one of his units try to flank and get pinned down in the field. My tiger took it out in a heartbeat.