For a briefing of the Scenario Please check Lees blog listed above. You might also want a more accurate AAR from Ray (http://onelover-ray.blogspot.co.uk/) when he gets round to writing it, but until then you'll have to put up with my BIAS account. The two German companies had eight turns to take one of the three objectives. Ray had to defend 3 hills (the objectives) And I as the Cavalry was to arrive in the nick of time and rescue him. And that is where is all started to go right. I had to roll a d6 to determine when my troops ( a company of the 3rd Royal Tank Regiment) rolled a 1 indicating that they would turn up on turn 2. This was done in secret and the Germans were un aware of it. As this roll was before the game began Ray wanted to delay my arrival to let Postie and John get commited to the attack before my arrival so I could hit them in the flank.. Ray Quickly changed his mind on Turn one though and I arrived on turn 2. Far be it for me to quibble with the man. I am quite happy to let my allied players take the beating If it means my troops don't.
When John did manage to acquire air support they were mostly driven off and did minimal damage, claiming only one of Ray's Decans.
Knowing a bit of the rules did give me a slight advantage in that I knew stationary tanks could fire multiple times where as moving tanks could fire only once. I was thus able to employ a fire and movement tactic where half my tanks moved and half stayed still. This would mean that 1/2 my force of Grants could get in 5 shots a turn within 24 inches. (2 from the hull mounted 75 and three from the turret mounted 37mm) While John having to move his tanks to counter me rolling up his open flank could only fire once in reply.
Thanks for Reading. I will post again tomorrow to get back on my normal schedule. So until then take care have fun and put a smile on the faces of those close to you.
All the best Clint