The Panzer Grenadiers deployed mainly to the Eastern side of the wooded area at the base of the map, whilst the Soviets were afforded hidden deployment and marked on a map.
I had planned what I hoped would be a classic defence in depth to wear the German advance down and hopefully lead to victory through attrition! (Yeh right...)
|German armour South of the sunken road and the remnants of the Soviet Rifle Platoon defending the wood|
|Having cleared the woods the Germans pursue the Soviets as they withdraw|
|German forces flanking right through wooded cover|
|The German Infantry consolidate in the captured houses whilst the MkIIIs manoeuvre up for the attack|
|Under cover of smoke, the assault went in.|
|Soviet SMG squads safe in their defended ruin.|
This had been a very enjoyable evening's wargaming. Surprisingly for a defensive/offensive game the Soviets were busier than you'd think. I never felt out of the game and drew strength from the fact that by using real life tactics (i.e. defence in depth) I was producing results even through I suffered my usual appalling dice rolls.
So now I've had a go at Infantry actions.....FIBUA (or FISH - fighting in someone's house!) and seen the deployment of some armour.
Time to get on and finish those PSC Russians so I'm not so out numbered next time........