*spoilers* It went even worse than the first attack.
This time the British force would be a mixed Cruiser tank squadron from 2 RTR, mixed A10s and A13s with an A9 CS tank. The German defenders would be much the same as last time, with the added reinforcement of armour arriving from reserve.
|German position, from the flank the British would attack.
|British deployment: subtle, isn't it?
|A10s and an A13 move forward, the latter is KO'd almost immediately by the PaK38.
|British fire on the PaK38 causes a couple of crew casualties, the 88 returns the fire and KO's the A9 CS tank.
|The British finally eliminate the PaK38, but lose an A10, and then suffer heavy casualties as the 88 destroys two more A10s. The first wave has been decimated.
|British reinforcement arrive to a poor situation: A13s and more infantry.
|The Germans too revive reserves, though they are hardly be needed.
|A13s advance into the cauldron only to slowly be picked off one by one for little result. The 88 takes a few crew casualties, but the crew holds firm and keeps firing.
|The Germans are even cheeky enough to launch a flanking attack with just one Panzer III...which works.
|The British morale breaks as their tanks losses are almost complete for very few gains.
A very one-sided game, but one which does illustrate the futility of attacking a prepared position without sufficient fire support or anything remotely resembling a "plan". Poor dice rolling simply added salt to the wound.