The set-up was a simple one - both sides were patrolling into no-mans-land and looking to push the enemy from the table.
|View from the British left
|View from the British right
The decisive action occurred fairly early as both sides sought to control the farm complex on the west side of the table. A swift assault by the Veteran German paras push the British back. The paras then proved very tough to harm in the hard cover.
|Germans capture the farm early
|British cover the farm
|Farm firmly in German hands
More centrally British also came under accurate and sustained mortar fire, destroying one platoon and weakening a second as they were outflanked by German mountain troops.
|British under mortar fire
At the end-point of the game the Germans had a clear advantage over the luckless British.
|Mountain troops flank the british
So we're all set for Crete 1941 as we've blown the cob-webs away. In my next post I'll publish the campaign rules themselves.