It's 1220 on 10 April 1943, and following the Platoon Sergeant, SSG Thomas, leading the squad up to an Observation Post atop Hill 475 (off camera to bottom left in the picture below), the acting platoon leader for the battalion's attached Tank Platoon, SSG Smith, is leading CPL Grunhard up near Point 33, an unnamed collection of Arab huts. The squad's OP had spotted enemy tanks moving north to south, so SSG Smith split the platoon, taking his and CPL Grunhard's tanks up to Point 33, and sending SGT Ross and SGT Snow's tanks further south. Rolling in from the west, SSG Smith immediately spotted dust clouds from the incoming panzers; he quickly directed his two-tank section to take up hull-down positions on a nearby hill.
The troops are all 6mm (1/285) from GHQ, and I'm using the new "What a Tanker!" rules from Too Fat Lardies. I'm having so much fun, I need to put another order in with GHQ to get some more troops. I'm going to order a couple 76mm turrets for my Shermans, a pack of M-10 Wolverines, a pack of Stug IIIs with skirts, a pack of Marders, a pack of Panthers, and a single Tiger hull and turret (the separate hull and turrets is why I need to order direct from GHQ), and I figure that could actually take me through the whole rest of the war. I suppose I should buy some Pz IVHs with skirts, but might just try and get by with the Pz IVGs I'm using in these games. I played the first two What a Tanker games with my older boy, but he was playing with his little brother so I actually played the next two solo...
For the next game of What a Tanker, coming right up!