|Tower in the German position
The Germans deployed a strong base of fire on their left flank, with infantry across the line to threaten all parts of the British line. The Commonwealth forces deployed into the village and the woods guarding their left flank, supported by the Matilda.
|The Germans deploying the attack the British right
|German base of fire
|Germans sneaking through the vineyard
With their right under threat the British deployed their Bren-carrier to block the German advance. This was highly effective in delaying the Germans who's moral failed when they attempted to storm out of the vineyard.
|Bren-carrier blocks the way
|German attack stalls
The German mortar fire continued to pin and weaken the British defenders, enabling the Germans to mass their forces for a likely attack.
As the evening drew to a close the Germans were poised to launch an attack but had yet to do so. Later it was clear that we were probably within 2 moves of the end of the game so I took the decision to solo-play the last couple of decisive moves.
This saw two assaults on the British defences. The Fallschrimjager attack was repulsed but the defenders badly mauled. The other attack was however successful in seizing the objective.
|An attack goes in