1) Capture the two towns in the centre and on their left flank
2) Take on hold the overlooking hill behind the centre town
3) Capture the bridge on the right flank.
|A sketch of the battlefield and objective order|
Aircraft support is increased between 9am and 11am for the British and will appear to strafe and bomb on a 4+ dice roll.
All German reserves would roll to determine which road they would enter the table on (1-3 at point A and 4-6 at point B).
German defence force
On the table: 2 x infantry, 4 x heavy infantry (additional machine guns), 2 x pillboxes, 1 x field artillery, and 1 x field howitzer.
Reserves within 1 hour (plus any delay due to attacks on communication lines): 2 x heavy infantry, 1 x field artillery and 1 x field howitzer.
Reserves within 3 hours (plus any delay due to attacks on communication lines): 1 x heavy tank detachment and 1 x Strumtroppen unit.
British assault force
Wave 1 arriving at zero hour: 2 x heavy infantry, 4 x infantry, 2 x heavy tank detachments, and 1 x medium tank detachment.
Wave 2 arriving at +1 hour: 2 x heavy infantry, 2 x infantry, 1 x field howitzer, and 1 x field artillery.
Wave 3 arriving at +3 hours: 3 x cavalry, 1 x armoured car, 1 x field howitzer, and 1 x field artillery.
|A game clock was made to track game time from zero hour at 5:40am|
|5:40am wave 1 arrives with tank support|
7:10am - With dawn lifting German artillery placed on the hill behind the centre town were able to add their firepower to the attacks on the advancing British troops.
|Wave 1 assaulting the towns with wave 2 just appearing|
|The Germans counter attacking on the British left flank|
|British units force the defenders out of the centre town|
|British forces push on from the centre town towards the bridge|
10:00am - As German unit loses were mounting and the bridge looked like being lost, but last minute reserves arrive in the form of an AV7 heavy tank. On the left flank a battalion of SturmTroppen arrived to support the defence of the hill. British casualties were rising with the loss of a heavy tank and infantry units were being forced back due to accumulated hits.
|The bridge is secured for the Germans with the arrival of the AV7 tank|
|The British are forced out of the town by a German counter attack|
|British regain the town and only one unit made it to the hill|