In this diagram of a part of the table for a Cauldron game I played recently, the (confident veteran) German Gepanzerte Panzergrenadiers are dug in holding their right-hand objective. In support are two 251/9 halftracks with 37mm guns, and two of their organic 251/1 halftracks have also been pulled up into the woods on to south.
My (confident trained) American 7th Armored is looking to push the Germans off the objective to win the game. On the north is one combat platoon consisting of one 75mm Sherman (late), two Sherman (76mm), and one M43E2 Jumbo, joined by the HQ M32 TRV, the 2iC in a Jumbo, and the CC in a 75mm Sherman (late). They’re just inside machine-gun range. Intermingled with them is a tiny Recon platoon, consisting of one halftrack with a Rifle team, and one Jeep with a command Rifle team. Moving in from the southeast is a full Armored Rifle platoon mounted in their halftracks. Finally, four M5A1 Stuarts have just finished off a PaK40 platoon on the other part of the table and are available to help, not far away to the southwest.
One of the /9 tracks has bogged trying to come out of the woods, and the other has poked his nose out in preparation for the ARP’s arrival. It is the Americans’ turn.
How do you take the objective?