The secret agent
Her cover having been blown, there is a race to reach SOE agent Nora (Noor). (Using a slightly modified version of scenario 5 “Top secret” from the Bolt Action book). The Nazis must capture her for “questioning” and the US airborne must whisk her away for debrief.
1st lt with 2 men; 1 10-man unit with rifles and NCO with smg; 2 units of 5 men with 3 rifles and lmg; Motorbike and sidecar (LMG team); Medium mortar and spotter
1st lt with 2 men; 2 unit with rifles, 1 BAR and NCo with smg; Jeep (MMG team); Medium mortar and spotter
Deployment: Nora is placed dead centre of board (in a sandbag emplacement). US Airborne won the roll off and chose to take high ground.
Above: Turn 1: The Germans send a scout on their BMW motorbike which arrives nearby Nora – there is an exchange of fire. All troops advance forward.
Above: Turn 2: Seeing a gap the motorbike advances forward but is taken out by the US airborne 1st lt and his team. A 10-man squad of Germans gets shot up by a MMG team and squad of Airborne.
Above: Turn 3: DEATH! Nora hunkers down as the bullets and mortars fly. The might of the Wehrmacht is outgunned by the airborne. Seeing their chances dwindle, a unit of Germans go in for hand-to-hand combat and are defeated – but only after taking out 4 airborne.
Above: Turn 4: Having secured Agent Nora the airborne are guided by her back to their line. The last remnants of Germans pursue and harries the airborne.
Turn 5: All airborne units exit their edge.
Spitting out his cigar the US 1st LT looks at his men with pride and starts to write the letters for his fallen buddy’s families.
The German officer (Wolf) steadies himself as headquarters call demanding an update on the situation.
Notes: pretty good wee battle – only one hit with the mortars. Evenly matched forces – was a luck of the draw one.