I decided to make a little scenario to kick the tires on these M3 GMCs. Despite their awful mobility, limited gun traverse and thin armor, my M3 GMCs managed to bag every single panzer. My boys may have been lucky ... But what a show!
I was quite surprised at these results. I had no intentions to use any finesse in my move to contact (I just wanted to score a couple of hits against the German tanks) and a lot of luck may have played a role.
Anyway, most of the tanks were destroyed because they took damage to the engine, which in turn caught fire. In one case, a partially penetrating round took out 3 crew members.
So many things to consider now that I am to start playing the El Guettar campaign. The mobility of the so-called tank destroyers was exasperatingly low. The gun traverse is slow, but the rate of fire was very impressive. We will have to see this things in action.