As Recon Movement, the 8-rads rounded the corner and rolled along the road, staying carefully out of range of the 6pdrs peeking through the hedges. the entire German force advanced and spread out, with the infantry crossing the wheatfield, StuGs 3rd and 1st advancing fairly straight, and StuGs (2nd) and Co going along the road. The command team of the rockets sighted down the road and dropped their payload on my Achilles, UCs, and part of III platoon. I lost a single Achilles. To the North, StuGs opened fire at the UC patrol, which pulled out of view without casualty.
|Lots of fury, and one of my few 17pdrs disappears.|
|Achilles relocates, and Shermans pop in.|
|StuGs pile around the church, as the 8-rads face off against the engineers.|
|Infantry advances to the bocage, and the last StuG platoon spreads out to cover.|
|The newly arrived tank platoon lays into the StuGs, brewing up two. I love my Firefly!|
|On the far side, the UCs leave the field to charge along the road in search of rockets.|
|The Canadian Left suffers rocket fire, but endures.|
In response, my Achilles pokes through the bocage, and opens fire but to no avail. My Southernmost UCs round on the StuGs facing away, but fail to do any damage with their PIAT. Again my Sextons fail to do any lasting damage, and all 6pdr shooting at the weak 8-rads and a StuG on the road fails to penetrate. Proving they were well worth the points, again my Shermans open fire, killing one, and bailing another StuG of 2nd Platoon. Finally, the UCs at the North took a slight detour from command-team hunting and opened fire at the German Pioneers attempting to run across open
ground, killing a team.
|More StuGs suffer at the hands of Shermans, and the centre's getting quite messy!|
|Shermans suffer the attention of the StuG's long-barrels|
|UCs suffer at the hands of the StuGs, while the FAMO lurks, hoping to remain unseen.|
|With the 2nd Achilles gone, Sextons and an infantry platoon are all that hold the North objective.|
|Burning FAMO, burning UCs, burning 8-rads, and 5 burning StuGs, and only 2 teams left of the Pioniers!|
|StuGs in the cornfields|
In the final two turns, the StuG CO manages to brew up the Firefly, and the Sextons suffer the attention of the Nebs, but only one bails. To the south, 1st platoon pulls off, followed closely by objective B and the Sextons, with the last objective and remaining Canadians pulling back having left a field of destroyed vehicles.
|Sextons taking hits.|