The British objective was to neutralise (major victory) or isolate (minor victory) a troublesome hillside German bunker. They had seven turns, with a possible eighth turn to achieve this, turns one to seven would see a black order dice added to the dice bag, on drawing this a random event card would be drawn and acted upon.
As is becoming customary I will let the photos and captions guide the interested reader through the action as it unfolded.
|Ajax leads the way, the Whippet could only cross the stream via the bridge at advance speed.|
|First card drawn sees the MMG in the bunker given a down order.|
|The temptation of seeing Tommy fording the stream entices the Germans to open fire.|
|Taking advantage of the bunker MMG team being down the Assault Party set off manfully.|
|Meanwhile the rest of the British force surge ahead to neutralise the German forces in the hillside wood.|
|The view from a passing Recon plane.|
|The other German Gruppe also give Tommy some lead|
|Tommy presses on regardless, Ajax has just survived a direct hit from German mortar fire.|
|That was close! the random card draw brings a stray artillery round.|
|Just as the infantry catch up and prepare for the all out assault on the German position the mortar gets lucky.|
|To further add to the British woes all the sections go down!|
|A ray of hope the card drawn is "Up and at 'em", it doesn't quite get them into assault but puts them in a good position next turn, providing the Germans dice doesn't come out first.|
|But of course it does, oh well nothing ventured and all that.|
However all is not lost, an extra turn is thrown for and achieved, this sees the British fire taking its toll and the two German Gruppe fail their morale rolls and rout. Herr Leutnant makes for the cover of the bunker.