Today morning. Hell on tracks is on my table. HG Div tanks try to destroy the US beachhead. Some Shermans try to prevent them. Its a Fury situation with tanks…
11th July 1943, 1430 PM. US controlled Route 115 a few miles east of Gela City:
“Tank detachment of the 2nd Armored Divison.
On the second day after the landing, after numerous attacks, the armored units of the Hermann Göring division succeeded in breaking through the “Y” crossroads near Priolo.
They advanced along Route 115 to within a few hundred meters of the landing zone of the Big Red One Infantry division.
Heavy fire from offshore naval support and a counterattack from the 2nd Armored division tanks that had made it ashore hit them hard. At this critical moment, the defense of
the landing zone was on a knife edge.”
Situation after Turn 3: End of turn 3. A P39 caused heavy damage to a second Tiger on clear terrain. But even damaged that cat eliminated one 57mm atg pos instant with two critical Hits. Wow… Action loaded this Match.
Situation after Turn 5: End if turn 5. 105mm howitzer battery on the beach immobilized another Tank Pz IV. The pressure ob both sides is raising. Battle is focusing on Western part the road to the beach.
Situation End t6. Germans rolled 1 for reaching the withdraw lvl. So they decided to withdraw. This was because of their losses due to off shore artillery. A realistic and historic result for this scenario. Ok for me. A bit more luck and the HG Div would have been on the beach.