Flames of War Early war French vs Germans

Hey guys the Blue Baron back with some some pictures from a game we played last friday. I ran an Early War Flames of War game. The French were defending the cross roads vs. the German Blitzkrieg.

Townside shotFront shot

 

 

 

Since there were 4 players I made 1000 point lists for each player. The Germans were given a mechanised company and a tank company. Here are the lists:

Panzerschützenkompanie
June 27 German
German Early-War
Mechanised Company
Platoon Qty Unit Points
Headquarters
Panzerschützenkompanie HQ  p.79
2
1
1
2
1
Cmd SMG team
Motorcycle & Sidecar
Sd Kfz 251/1
MG34 HMG team
Sd Kfz 251/1 (HMG) half-track
140
Combat Platoons
Panzerschützen Platoon  p.79
1
1
1
6
4
Cmd Rifle/MG team
Light Mortar team
Anti-tank Rifle team
Rifle/MG team
Sd Kfz 251/1
265
Panzerschützen Platoon  p.79
1
1
1
6
4
Cmd Rifle/MG team
Light Mortar team
Anti-tank Rifle team
Rifle/MG team
Sd Kfz 251/1
265
Weapons Platoons
Schützen Mortar Platoon  p.76
1
1
1
1
4
4
Cmd SMG team
Motorcycle & Sidecar
Observer Rifle team
Kfz 15 field car
8cm GW34 mortar
Kfz 70 truck
130
Divisional Support
Self-propelled Infantry Gun Platoon  p.103
2 15cm sIG33 auf Panzer I 135
Air Support Allied Platoon  p.102
7 Priority Air Support Ju 87B Stuka 150
Company Points: 1085
Panzerschützenkompanie
June 27 German
German Early-War
Mechanised Company
Platoon Qty Unit Points
Headquarters
Panzerschützenkompanie HQ  p.79
2
1
1
2
1
Cmd SMG team
Motorcycle & Sidecar
Sd Kfz 251/1
MG34 HMG team
Sd Kfz 251/1 (HMG) half-track
140
Combat Platoons
Panzerschützen Platoon  p.79
1
1
1
6
4
Cmd Rifle/MG team
Light Mortar team
Anti-tank Rifle team
Rifle/MG team
Sd Kfz 251/1
265
Panzerschützen Platoon  p.79
1
1
1
6
4
Cmd Rifle/MG team
Light Mortar team
Anti-tank Rifle team
Rifle/MG team
Sd Kfz 251/1
265
Weapons Platoons
Schützen Mortar Platoon  p.76
1
1
1
1
4
4
Cmd SMG team
Motorcycle & Sidecar
Observer Rifle team
Kfz 15 field car
8cm GW34 mortar
Kfz 70 truck
130
Divisional Support
Self-propelled Infantry Gun Platoon  p.103
2 15cm sIG33 auf Panzer I 135
Air Support Allied Platoon  p.102
7 Priority Air Support Ju 87B Stuka 150
Company Points: 1085

German Tank Company

German Mechanised

 

The French were given an infantry company to dig in and defend the objective and a tank company as well. Here are their lists:

Escadron de Combat
Combat Squadron
French Early-War
Tank Company
Platoon Qty Unit Points
Headquarters
Escadron de Combat HQ  p.145
1 Somua S-35 105
Combat Platoons
Light Combat Platoon  p.145
1
4
Hotchkiss H-35 or H-39 (long gun)
Hotchkiss H-35 or H-39 (short gun)
250
Light Combat Platoon  p.145
1
4
Hotchkiss H-35 or H-39 (long gun)
Hotchkiss H-35 or H-39 (short gun)
250
Medium Combat Platoon  p.145
3 Somua S-35 310
Divisional Support
Deep Reconnaissance Platoon  p.153
5 Panhard AMD-35 165
Company Points: 1080
Compagnie de Fusiliers-Voltigeurs (Active)
June 27 French
French Early-War
Infantry Company
Platoon Qty Unit Points
Headquarters
Compagnie de Fusiliers-Voltigeurs HQ (Active)  p.160
2
3
Cmd Rifle team
Renault UE carrier
55
Combat Platoons
Fusiliers-Voltigeurs Platoon (Active)  p.161
1
1
6
Cmd Rifle/MG team
VB team
Rifle/MG team
120
Fusiliers-Voltigeurs Platoon (Active)  p.161
1
1
6
Cmd Rifle/MG team
VB team
Rifle/MG team
120
Weapons Platoons
Fusiliers-Voltigeurs Machine-gun Platoon (Active)  p.162
1
4
Cmd Rifle team
8mm mle 1914 HMG
100
Regimental Support
25mm Anti-tank Gun Platoon (Active)  p.164
1
3
3
Cmd Rifle team
25mm SA-34 gun
Renault UE carrier
60
Divisional Support
Medium Combat Platoon  p.145
3 Somua S-35 310
Horse-drawn 75mm Artillery Battery (Active)  p.165
1
1
1
4
Cmd Rifle team
Staff team
Observer Rifle team
75mm mle 1897 gun
290
Company Points: 1055

 

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French Tank

Unfortunately, the French suffered from poor deployment and didn’t have enough defending the crossroads to blunt the German spearhead. Also a start of the game were the German Stukas, as evidenced by their first run, seen below:

Stuka aftermath

Here are some more action shots:

divebombencroachmenttrouble aheadfallback trouble

 

As ever, if there’s a historical game you’d like to see run with pictures let me know, we have a fairly broad collection. Up next is a Fireball Forward game and eventually a Deadzone game as well.

 

Chris

Author: The Blue Baron

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