Post by Julianus Petronius Merenda on Jan 31, 2021 19:13:01 GMT -5
Just watched the movie Fury (again). That got me thinking about recreating the “first” tank battle in Fury where 4 Sherman tanks are sent to “rescue” some infantry pinned down by the Germans. I thought it would be an interesting idea to simulate that battle using the Combat Boots rules (maybe as some sort of introductory scenario), but I need some help here …
I counted 4 Sherman tanks (obviously), 2 - 4 US Army squads traveling with/on the Shermans, maybe 8 US Army squads (pinned down)
Vs 1 Tigre Mk 1, a German anti-tank gun(?), maybe 8 foxholes with German infantry. ?One of the foxholes with some sort of bazooka or “hand-held” anti-tank gun?
The terrain: berm (which the Shermans cross to help the infantry), open field (distance ?), then German foxholes, another berm?, then a tree line hiding the Tiger, anti-tank gun, (and something else?)
What am I missing ? ... and what am I wrong about in that movie scene. Comments, corrections and feedback are welcome.
However, remember, I *believe* that most of the shermans were M4A3's with the short barrel. Only the Fury tank had the long-barreled 76. Also, the range in that battle seemed pretty close--but that was probably for movie purposes.
Not sure about the quantity of the infantry squads--again, sorry--as I don't remember that played up that much in the movie. I guess I need to watch the movie again before I give a more intelligible comment.