Just getting ready to play J53 'Setting The Stage' this week and I was wondering whether anyone has ever not taken the Tiger element when playing as the Germans in this?
For those who haven't seen this its a scenario where both sides get to choose the significant parts of their OB. As your armour element you can choose either:-
2PzIIIL & 2x Stug III
3x PzIVH & an 8-1 AL
or 2x PzVIE and a9-1 AL
Given that the Russkies can only field 45LL At guns and KV tanks armed with 76L, but also given that the VC involve exit VP... I'd still take the Tigers every time. No ordnance Smoke and only two guns vs as many as four, but comparative invulnerability. If you were to take the PzIV a rate happy AT gun could see them all off in one fire phase.