The British force consisted of a 2nd Lieutenant, 3 squads of riflemen with a Bren team each. A light mortar team and anti tank rifle team. Their role was to hold a bridge and prevent its capture by the Germans. The Germans had to take the bridge and push through to a farm house. The Germans consisted of a 2nd Lieutenant, 3 squads of 10 infantry, a light mortar team and 2 Machine gun teams.
The game was played more to get an understanding of the rules as both John and Chris had never played them before and I've only had a couple of games with Neal umpiring. I think we got through about 4 moves, slightly slowed as we used normal dice and had to keep checking what each number was for (need to get some Bolt action dice). The game petered out into a bit of a stalemate, both sides got into cover and became reluctant to move from it, very realistic in both my and the players view. It would be at this point that both sides would probably have called in support to shift their opponent.
|A view from the German position|
|Germans go to ground|
|British infantry in position|