The British with tank support advanced on a french hamlet in this Normandy breakout scenario.
The British force consisted of
A full british lorried battalion.
An engineers Co.
A machine gun Co. Both in Carriers.
A 25pdr Field battery, &
A squadron of Churchills.
A full German Battalion.
A 105mm German Field gun battery.
2 x stugs
1 x Hetzer.
The brits came on, not knowing the deployment of the German forces.
They ran into Hell!
With some great dice rolls on my part and some very poor ones on Glenns part. the brits were wiped out to a man.
A few pics of the action.
The Naps game went the same way for Glenn (bad 2 weeks)
In Glenns words "It all went downhill from the start"
The French advanced and managed to survive the hail of musketry and get stuck in to the awaiting Westies.
Numerous failed brigade tests sealed the Westies fate as they fled tthe battle.
An earlier minor success of breaking through the French centre was quickly erased as the advancing Westies were assailed from all sides and destroyed.
A great win for me & Karl (on the same side for a change)
A few pics of the game as it played.
The final pics are the removed casualties nearing the end.
|French Preparing to advance|
|Glen still deploying|
|Glenns Westphalian Battle line ready to advance|
|French Battle line advancing|
|My French engage Glenns right|
|Swirling melee or charge and counter charge|
|The French breakthrough|
|The Westphalian right collapses|
|The Broken Frech centre rallies to advance again|
|French Lancers destroy the Westphalian cavalry|
|The French right (Karl) now advances on the Westie Left to finish the job|
|French Lancers see off the last Westie Dragoons|
|My French casualties|
|Glenns casualties with one brigade left on the table (till next turn)|
|Glenns Left make a last stand|
|Karls French go straight through them and Rout them of the table.|
Game over and a complete victory for Boney.