Those who have seen Phil’s post will know he kindly invited me for another virtual bash. This time a hold until relieved scenario, the Germans have captured the small bridge outside the village the British must attempt to capture it. I’m sharing this report partly as Phil forgot to take and photos 😢
Wednesday, 21 July 2021
A culvert too far……..Battle Report
The British choose to advance on mass, three infantry squads with Bren guns a Cromwell (hidden behind the tree) and two supporting Mortars. The Germans are dug in by the bridge with a machine gun in the demolished house.
The Mortars start to fire from a distance, the Cromwell attempts to push the defenders of the bridge back, but risking taking fire from the newly arrive Pak40. British infantry spread to the right and charge down the road but come under fire from a German machine gun in one of the buildings.
About half way through the game, the Cromwell has been immobilised and one of the infantry units pinned down, the first British unit has however charged forward to the objective. Using the cover of the buildings the German start to bring their infantry forward
The battle becomes a tough hand to hand combat across the bridge , changing hands several times
Potentially the end of the battle, Germans around the bridge have been knocked out, as has the Pak40 by a direct mortar hit. The British have flanked from the right but they may be too late !
Luckily a random extra turn is rolled. Both forces are nearly worn out but the British HQ unit is able to push forward and capture the objective, the Germans don’t have enough units to contest as the battle draws to a close 😀
Given the hot weather I thought I would show another landscape , for those interested this is Angle Tarn looking roughly west