Following my brother's suggestions I made some changes to my list. In my experience, no one knows how to play Romanians better than him, so I felt confident with his suggestions.
Romanian Vanatori (motorized rifles) - 1000 points
045 pts - HQ (with 1x Command Panzerfaust SMG)
195pts - Vanatori Platoon
195 pts - Vanatori Platoon
155 pts - Divisional Heavy Anti-tank Platoon (with 3x Resita 75mm guns)
245 pts - Tancuri Medii Platoon (with 3x TA [StuG G] assault guns)
060 pts - Armoured Car Platoon (with 2x AB armored cars [Sd Kfz 222])
105 pts - Heavy Mortar Battery (with 4x 120mm mortars)
The six platoons served me well in both games, allowing me to put stuff in reserve, while also maintaining a strong presence on the battlefield with infantry, StuGs, and anti-tank guns. These were essential for counter-punching the many tank companies at the event.
I'd definitely take this as a full 1500-point army in a heart-beat; just add one more StuG platoon, a pioneer platoon, a mortar platoon (for smoke), and some HQ Panzerschrecks. All I would loose is a squad out of each Vanatoi platoon (making them 7x MG stands), but this is made up for to some extent with the addition of Panzerschrecks to the platoons, as well as the full-strength pioneer platoon. It also hits the magical 9-platoon mark as well, making it harder to lose VPs off the potentially Reluctant force in the end.
Game 1: Hold the Line
Result 6:1 Win
Game 2: Dust Up
Defending (Resita anti-tank guns, Infantry platoon, heavy mortars, deployed. StuGs, infantry and recon in Reserve)
Result 6:1 Win
Many thanks to Wayne and Gavin for the games!
And now for some photos!
|Pat and Vod|
|Gav and Greg|
|Damian and Steve|
|Ray and Mike Haycock|
|I love low-key events!|
|My advanced tournament spreadsheet|
|Oh la la|
|Vod and Mike gear up for a LW desert (?) match up|
|Damian and Wayne (and Tu)|
|Chris the Usurper's Hungarian assault guns and tankettes|
|Gav's KG Peiper|
|Greg's Tiger IEs|
|Vod's two crutches: RV rifles and Crocs|
|Pat and Steve face off|
|Who ever said the Croc's main gun was useless?|
|The traditional "Everyone watches the last game" photo.|
Thanks for reading!
And happy holidays if I don't get a chance before Christmas!