Lacking any German infantry (the unit was destroyed in the previous game), the Axis defence would be provided by a mixed group of German armour and anti-tanks guns with Italian infantry to assist. The British had a maximum of nine turns to break the opposing force or claim all objectives secured.
|The Axis left flank.
|The Axis right flank.
|Initial British probes.
|While a single Matilda and the PaK38 duel on the left.
|Reaching the ridge line, the Marmon-Herringtons work over the infantry with 20mm fire while the Matildas mostly miss things.
|Duel still in progress: Matildas are tough!
|With reserves pouring onto the table, the British attack begins in earnest as infantry arrives to
help clear the Italians from their trenches.
|With covering fire provided by the vehicles, the lead British Section successfully Close Assaults the trench and removes the defenders.
|Infantry arriving on the British right flank has meanwhile eliminated the PaK38 and some
Italian LMG teams for relatively light casualties (& 3x passed Beyond the Call of Duty tests!).
|But German armoured reserves arrive to intervene!
|Italian infantry on the ridge line is getting thin as British 3" mortars prove a menace.
|German tank shooting is poor and they only manage to pin the Matilda.
|Another Matilda advances straight up the road toward the embattled Italian infantry...
|While the attack on the ridge proceeds slowly, but inexorably.
|The Matilda on the British right recovers and return fire...
|...while on the left a Marmon-Herrington is KO'd by German artillery fire.
|But the British advance is relentless and the Italian infantry is soon eliminated by MG fire and accurate 3" mortar strikes.
|A British Infantry Section moves forward to claim the rear objective, breaking the Axis defence on Turn 8.