At the start of the battle, the Tiger and Panther lurk at the cross roads and two squads are deployed covering the bridges.
The British plan is to hit both bridges simultaneously, thereby not allowing the Germans to concentrate their meagre initial forces. Fireflys at the back to try and snipe the German big cats. It's a solo game, so nothing is shown under Blinds.
The Firefly in overwatch, spots the rather blurry Tiger by the church and takes the shot. It hits, but fails to damage :(
The Tiger's return shot hits and destroys the Firefly. Time for some smoke...
Smoke arrives bang on target (I added an FOO and 3" mortar battery) to block LOS from the Tiger. However, next turn it drives right through and takes out the Shermans crossing the bridge.
Next, call in the RAF (another scenario tweak) but, wow, rockets are inaccurate and they scatter wildly!
A second depleted German Panzer platoon arrives and rushes forward: not sure they're really needed!
Close-up of the Eastern bridge. A German sniper in the orchard was causing trouble for the British infantry.
The Tiger lurking behind the church. Again it was missed by rockets from the Typhoon's second pass.
A shot from the western bridge showing the Panther causing chaos. It has just finished off the second Firefly (blur of smoke at bottom left); and the section that dashed over the bridge got hammered by the German squad covering it. Should really have used more smoke first! Again, the attack has just been ground down.
Good game, but I really need to work on my combined arms attack tactics: Major Tree fails again :(