This platoon level action involved US infantry and Polish paratroops with some armoured support attempting to cross a defended canal bridge. It was played on a 8ft by 6ft table using the Rules of Engagement rules. Ray and Isaac Neil commanded the US troops while Bart commanded the Polish paratroops. Scott and I commanded the German defenders.
|German HQ with vital canal bridge behind - river by Last Valley|
In the end the game turned into a fair disaster for the Germans. We watched the allied advance - our hidden infantry holding fire except for indirect fire from the concealed mortar which proved completely ineffective.
Our Panzer IV arrived on turn 3 and immediately came under opportunity fire from the Cromwell supporting the Polish paras. Bart rolled a 6 to cause a hit, a 6 to hit the suspension, and a 6 for effect which smashed the suspension and secondary explosions which caused the tank to brew up!
|Panzer IV burning....|
|Dutch resistance in british uniform surprise the MG section|
|Game over - US infantry rush the bridge unopposed|