Classic Normandy wheat field advance..
|period wheat field shot!|
main table view Brits attacking toward the villages , over the railway embankment
We discussed getting some more matting to make bigger wheat fields for our larger games as we have a few shades competing with each other here
|my forces ready to go...|
|infantry over the embankment are hit by Moaning Minnies but don't lose too much strength|
they then deal with a couple of PAK40s
|Crocs advance over an easier gradient part of the embankment|
|infantry gather in the ditch real to cross the wheat field to my target village|
|German armour is spotted and blinded with smoke for a key turn|
medics and aid post ready for casualties
|The Crocs knock out a couple of PzIVs and then advance with the infantry|
|One platoon pulled a lucky event causing them to get into the orchard and muller a German mortar unit freeing the way into the village|
|small arms fire from the buildings attracts the ire of the Crocs|
|right then.. pass the matches ... 5 deadly dice per unit... saw the boche bugging out...|
The village is burning , but its in British hands
meanwhile to my left Ian is pummelling the farm complex , but the Germans are dug in deeper than ticks and are repulsing every infantry assault.
|Armour waits the clearance of a minefield along the road off advance|
|Brit tanks crest the crossing point , having cleared the mines.. who awaits..|
|88s are found firing down the road .. they attract several artillery barrages!|
|on my far left Martin platoons advance|
|oops..as Martins armour has yet to get across the embankment he will need his PIATS!|
|the village burns from artillery and mortars|
Phew - Martin and I manage to capture our target villages - Ian is finally advancing past the farm complex - casualties in the infantry have been high in places .. the inevitable counterattack is awaited!
altogether a great game it felt very representative of the hard Normandy battles - and it looked right too..
our new occasional venue is good - we can get at least another 3 table in to make a 16 foot x 6 table..