The Americans advance.
The American use their elevated positions and start spotting. An Afrika Korps squad is revealed on the right flank.
The American reach the town.
Americans take cover in the warehouse.
Hand to hand fighting in a house,
The Germans are driven back, the last three fighting men.
Heroes of the game. This squad did all the hard fighting and won.
We played this game as a meeting engagement. Both platoons advancing on an unoccupied town. We used blinds to hide our troops. Two blinds per squad. One blind hiding the unit, the other a dummy. A simple rule burrowed from I Aint Been Shot Mum from the Too Fat Lardies. A very quick summary of the game :
Youngy advanced his units on a broad even front. I tried to be sneaky faking an attack up the centre of the board whilst most of my platoon was on the right flank. I kept my dummy blinds advancing behind cover whilst the real units advance in the open. The Ruse worked. Youngy started concentrating his weapon teams in the middle of the board and spent activations attempting to spot them. We both reached the town together and auto spotting within 12 inches revealed our forces. Then it was a mad dash for the cover of the houses. Youngy pinned and routed my HMG team early in the game. The riflemen of both sides shot it out. The dice gods deserted me and favoured Youngy. He began to pin me down. Soon four German teams could not return fire and the Americans charged in with bayonets. Vicious house to house fighting resulted in complete victory to the Americans. My brave men were wiped out or surrendered. Final result Germans : 25 Dead, 2 Surrendered, 1 Ran Away. Americans : 4 Dead. Germans driven from the village and complete victory to Youngy. Great game. Good fun. Best rules in the world. And where did the Italians go? Better send emails to Iron Ivan Keith and Chal. They might know. Thanks for reading and goodnight.