|The battlefield looking West to East|
The British forces consisted of 2 Platoons + HMG, 3 snipers, 3" Mortar battery & 6 Pounder in support. Their objective was to hold on to the three orchards (Marked with a 'C') until nightfall - 4 hours - using the HtD variable clock mechanism.
|Initial German deployment in sunken lane top right.|
|The 6 Pounder getting ready to hit the first AFV to appear|
The Panzer IV's were more canny and remained out of line of sight.
|Using the cover of the crops, the Panzers wait their chance to assault the 6 Pounder.|
|6 Pounder falls to the Panzer IV's|
|British Platoon awaits the attack on their orchard|
|Pinned down, the covering squad eventually rallied and escaped to the church|
|Withdrawing under covering fire towards the church.|
In 1944, Maj McElwie and his force of Highlanders succeeded in holding off the German counter attacks until they were able to withdraw at nightfall, not before they had destroyed a Panther with a PIAT!
All-in-all a very enjoyable game - well done Si....one to you!