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.|