James brought over more scatter terrain to add to what I had already set up and his Germans. We cluttered the table up some more. By time we were adding troops it was looking very good.
|lots of trees, hedges ,fields, rolling hills - very Normandy
Our scenario had Martins paras assembling in the night to capture the two bridges from the Germans and hold until relieved by my US forces - who were in no rush!
|Para move into the town
|The flak gun crew woke up and sprayed lead everywhere
The action was intense south of the village with Martin chucking everything at James's reinforcing tanks.
Meanwhile , my lead recon scouted the lanes looking for an easy way through
|probing round the corner the lead jeeps spy defenders
|My light tanks advance through wood , as fire destroys the lead recon on my right.
|The main column arrives
|and so does a little ambush!
|time for a little attention from the Air Force - 1/200th P47 our now until I get my 15mm ones painted,, but scratch a Stud
|My light forces blue away at a gun battery position to clear the track into town
|A second Stug is blown up by a Sherman , the 3rd bails out.. the road is clear.
|Paras have cleared the anti tank gun at the railway crossing time to race on down the roads
|the bridge is secure !
a few more shots of the newly liberated village of Le Petit -Clelland
The effort put into the terrain really payed back - we were all really pleased with the look of the table we are planning on up scaling to a 16x6 large D Day game later in the year , so will need a lot of terrain bits , but we are well on the way .