The combat points here were more even, thus both sides would field 400 pt forces and play the same mission on a slightly altered table: another German strongpoint needed to be taken in another sector of the Pt 206 defences.
|The German defences, slightly strengthened with a couple of minefields placed on their left.|
|The British *again* attack on a broad front. 3" Mortars wipe-out the German Artillery FO on turn 1!|
|PaK38s vs. Matildas: the tanks take hits and some are pinned, but the armour proves pak-proof for the moment.|
|Highlanders push up the British left, but in the centre progress is slow as German artillery pins and inflicts a few casaulties.|
|A lone Matilda, having just wiped out a PaK38 crew, now moves on to the PaK36.|
|The British flank attack arrives, this time on their left...another platoon of Highlanders and a Vicker Mk. VI b.|
The PaK36 is quickly eliminated.
|The Luftwaffe arrives! The Germans successfully bring in a Stuka (cunningly disguised as a Bf 109 here...). It bombs the British attack and a direct hit on the Matilda near the wire sees it knocked-out.|
|A second PaK36 arriving from reserve then KO's the Vickers light tank and MG fire thins out the British infantry. Artillery at the rear immobilises a British Matilda, while another breaks down on the far right, leaving just one tank mobile!|
|A Rifle section bayonet charges the nearest trench, but both units break after taking severe casualties. British Morale is taking a beating.|
|The RAF makes an appearance and bombs some German infantry. |
More German chits to draw....things are getting close!
|Commeth the hour, commeth the (Scots)man: the Rifle Platoon HQ bayonet charges the last survivors in the German trenchline. Taking two casualties on the way in they roll two 6s for saves and wipe-out the defenders! |
The German force breaks!
A much closer game: the British forces took a beating and were almost done, but some last-minute accurate gunfire and a heroic charge saw the Germans reach their break point first.
The result is a Minor British victory and sees the 6 Oasis Bn destroyed entirely while the 33. Panzerjäger unit degraded. Remaining German forces must retreat from Pt. 206, but I'll cover that later when detailing Turn 2 of the campaign.