Tim and Mark took the Germans, John and Kayte the British. All photos taken from the German left/British right.
As a continuing campaign battle, both sides had the opportunity to inflict minor losses on the enemy (throw two battle dice plus one for each previous battle won for losses), and both sides rolled a reserve unit too, which they elected to keep in a staging area offtable.
|The German left, guns on the heights covered by infantry and tanks, Cheux in the distance with Tigers and Panthers across the Odon.|
|Infantry defences around Cheux, some of these were equipped with mortars.|
|Churchills of 34th Tank Brigade and 15th Div infantry. Infantry tanks can only move 2 hexes but take four hits.|
|More British infantry and some Shermans from 11th AD.|
|The British left flank comes under artillery fire from Rauray.|
|The Panther suffered a hit during the game setup sequence and moved up to support the German left.|
|Tanks and infantry exchange fire in the centre as the Tigers cross the Odon.|
|The Tiger takes numerous hits and is driven back by massed gunfire as British infantry overrun the outskirts of Cheux.|
|They press on to impudently threaten the river crossing (a British objective).|
|On the left the Luftwaffe makes a suprise appearance, damaging both the Shermans and Achilles.|
|On the German right the Churchills and British infantry are thinned out as Stugs counterattack.|
|12th SS Panzer IVs make a foray towards the British left, supported by artillery.|
|Churchills press foward behind artillery fire as the Panthers move up.|
|The Panthers make a death ride against the weakened British centre.|
|Another British infantry unit makes a dash for the bridge and makes it this time.|
|The SS Mark IVs crush a British infantry unit under their tracks, ending the game.|
So, on to the next one, Hill 112!