Story mostly in pictures - major points of note were
- the attritional nature of the infantry fights (very little fire and movement). To quote Rich Clarke on the TFL list: "This is an interesting parallel with reality. Human nature is to get stuck in a firefight, which is why armies teach them to combine fire and movement."
- the amazingly jammy dice rolling for the PIAT (two hits, first one knocked the gunner for a loop (-1 to hit) and the second immobilised the PzIV)
- the amazing rubbish dice for the Firefly AND the Panzerschreck - three phases of missing a lot
|Jump off poimts after the patrol phase: basically two each in the|
village, and one on opposite flanks in a wood.
|The German tank shows up on the|
southwest road into town.
|Ze sleepy village, she is in for ze rude awakening, non?|
|"Jenkins! PIAT, damnit! Tiger tank behind that hedge! Take it OUT!"|
|"Hans? Why do the British always think we are a Tiger..."|
"I don't know, Jurgen, but..."
BOOOM! PIAT round glances off turret, knocking gunner for a bit of
|Everyone seems to be taking cover...|
|The Jerries in the wood debate how to deal with the lumbering|
Firefly approaching up the road.