The front line as it currently is since the landings early morning, previous battles marked in orange
German Infantry spread out across the fields, supported by a single Panzer II which is advancing towards the Church
German commander has jumped out of his Kubelwagon to watch the attack. Whilst the infantry have dragged forward a 75mm gun which they are preparing to fire
Infantry to the west of the road set up heavy support weapons and start to bombard British artillery on the other side of the pub
Looking down the road towards the church
On the allied side British infantry have arrived and are pushing forward through the church grounds
They have also set up a strong point at the road junction where they have pulled a 2lb antitank gun into position, they are also supported by two Vickers tanks, one of which can be seen heading towards the back of the pub
But for the British things go bad early......the Panzer II takes out their second Vickers as it pushes forward in front of the church, it can be seen burning above
The Germans continue to advance and are able to pin down the British defenders whose fires gradually slackens
One unit of the defenders has at least made it to the shelter at the back of the bus, hoping to rush down the road, but the machine guns of the Panzer turn towards them and without the covering fire of their Vickers Tank the infantry are doomed
The British antitank gun kept up a steady fire through out but pretty much to no effect, eventually though they managed to knock a track of the Panzer, it could still fire but was now immobilised unit the repair crew could be brought forward.
The german commander remained close to the road, a fierce fire fight takes place across the pub garden but the german eventually get the better of it
At this point after the allotted time it was a clear victory to the Germans, whilst only a few units had been completely knocked out the British units were close to collapse and they could hold the road junction no longer.
A very fun game, introducing a new player to bolt action within the context of my ongoing campaign 😀