Our setup was a simple one - both sides had an infantry platoon seeking to push onto the table and scout the farm complex, which is an Italia 1/72 Le Haye Sainte I've had for a while.
|View from the Russian left flank|
|View from the Russian right flank|
|Germans deploy early|
|Russian AOP and HMG|
|Ruskies sneak into the farm|
|The Hetzer advances|
|Ouch - Germans get pinned in the open|
|Now the Hetzer retreats|
|Germans move forward in the middle|
|The Hetzer arrives on the Russian right|
We will make two tweaks to the rules.
1. Troops touching the back of tall cover (hills, woods, BUA) will count as in dead ground.
2. AOPs will have a limited range - 36"
The second change is to prevent a single AOP on a hill dominating the whole battle field and preventing any movement. The range limit is a bit of a fudge but avoids the need for spotting rules.