Our first tabletop miniatures game was an opportunity for me to get my new Artizan US figures to the table. This was a fictional scenario set against the historical background of Operation Husky, the Allied invasion of Sicily in July 1943 using the Two Hour Wargames' Nuts! rules. Lenin took command of the two squads of American troops and their supporting Sherman whose objective was to clear the village of San Carlos.
A fire firefight ensued with the US squad eventually victorious which allowed them to advance.
With the Sherman crew having had a chance to recover their senses they once again began their advance down the main street. The MG34 once again opened fire but with the tank buttoned up this time it had little effect. An HE shell from the tank's main gun promptly ended the danger from the MG position.
Another US squad had discovered some more Germans occupying another dwelling and a short fire fight ensued resulting in most of the Germans being killed and the two survivors cowering behind the stonework.
With everything looking good for the Americans they heard a rather loud and disturbing noise approaching. This turned out to be a Tiger!
Under cover of this fire the two German survivors decided to withdraw but, unfortunately, one was spotted and brought down by some US fire. One GI decided to see what had engaged the Sherman but ducked back as soon as he spotted the Tiger and just as they opened up with their MG!
The lone German sprinted through a hail of American bullets and reached the tank, which then decided to withdraw.