To start the game both forces had three probing battalions (represented by markers) advancing on the table moving at 9" a move. Both sides rolled dice to see who could move any of their markers. This continues until a couple of opposing markers can in to observation range. Once this occurred, all forces were placed on the board within 12" of the marker they were associated with, and not within enemy observation range. Except for the initial contact where one model was placed. Contact was made at 14:15 (Game clock start time) in the town of Roalun.
14:15h - An advance British infantry company which had entered Roalun fired upon German armoured reconnaissance travelling alone the road towards the town.
14:40h - Some effective British artillery barrages and shooting eliminated a German self-propelled AT unit and armoured infantry in front of the advancing tanks. The Britsh advance infantry company in the town quickly succumbed to German fire.
|British centre push forward|
15:10 - The British were successful in elimination the treat of a German armoured reconnaissance unit and motorised infantry unit. However, a Tiger tank unit with supporting armoured infantry had arrived.
15:25 - The British advance had a set back with the loss of two reconnaissance units which had been leading the advance. The appearance of a Tiger tank unit on the British left flank was posing a major treat.
|Unit of Tigers and supporting armoured infantry arrive|
|German counter-attack in full swing|
16:30 - Remaining British units start to retire as the Germans finally occupy the town of Roalum.
For this game I did not use my grid-based rules and instead used a smilier set with simplified combat mechanism and measured movement/ranges. (see page tab at top.)