Friday, September 27, 2013
FoW Campaign 7th Panzer France 1940 Turn 3
Turn 3 Movement and Contact Results.
The French have fallen back. The overwhelming odds, linked with poor leadership and failures at the tactical level forced most of the 5th DINA to fall back to secure the two major road junctions in the western portion of AO Afrique. The good news is that initial link ups with the reserve armor of the first 1st DCR have begun.
The Germans have succeeded in digging the French out of their initial positions by attacks in the north and south of the sector, forcing central French units to re-position to prevent being enveloped.
KG Rommel after defeating elements of the 6th Morrocan in their initial contact the KG turned due west and headed up the southern road towards Avernes-sur-Helpe
KG Erdman defeated elements of 1/24th Tunisian west of Sars-Potieries and then pursued the unit as it withdrew towards Avenes-sur-Helpe. Now 2/25th Pzr and 1/6th Infantry have run into 14th Zouaves Regiment and 1/24th Tunisian Bn holding positions NE of Avesnes-sur-Helpe. French outnumber Germans 3 to 2. Should be interesting.
KG Von Luck 66th Pzr and 1/7th Inf continue to purse 95th Recon. However, they have linked up with 2/24th Tunisian who withdrew prior to contact earlier giving them a 1-1 ratio versus the oncoming KG. The 37th recon attempted to exit the woods to the south and attack 6th Morrocan but ran into units of KG Rommel heading NW. 2/7th Inf trails in reserve heading due west after 1/7th Inf
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#4 - 1/24th Tunisian Bn and 14th Zouaves vs. 2/25th Pzr Bn and 1/6th Inf Bn (TBD @ TBD) Pts - Battle Report
#5 - 95th Recon Sqdn. and 2/24th Tunisian vs. 66th Pzr Bn and 1/7th Inf Bn (TBD @ TBD) Pts - Battle Report