Operation COBRA – Speadhead AAR

This weekend the local HMGS-South group played a WWII game at the Dogs of War shop using the Spearhead rules and 3mm miniatures from Pico Armor.
The scenario took place on July 29 in Normandy, during Operation COBRA. It involved a failed German counterattack on the eastern side of the U.S. breakthrough, and was historical for the most part. The 2nd Panzer Division and the 275th Infantry Division vs. the U.S. 35th Division and CCB of the 2nd Armored Division.
The 275th Infantry Division was added to the German OB to make it more of a contest. The 275th was in 7th Army reserve when COBRA opened, it did not play a big part in the battle as it was in poor shape at that time. This game assumed it was in better shape and had been moved to the east for rest.
Casualties to the US 1st Battalion cause it to break, and the other US units also take significant losses. With the Germans having suffered few losses, the US advance is stopped.

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