Most of the French element, and a small part of the Germans, was painted by me so I was particularly keen to play. Plus its a lovely period with a distinct flavour.
The wood in the centre held our reserve of 5 light Hotchkiss and Renault tanks, Mark and Steve would decide when to bring the reinforcements on, one DLM battalion with 3 Somua tanks.
The French had access to a little aircover whilst the Germans, as historically, had 2 Stukas permanantly on table with observers embedded in the units.
At the other side of the table Steve and Mark have not been idel and they too have destroyed a German truck and inflicted a number of casualties.
My casualties mount and I am forced to take a battalion morale check, a six! I pass with flying colours. Although I dont have very many men left.
The Germans are now swarmign all over the factory and my last MG and the remnants of two companies are overrun. A second morale role sees my survivors pinned and rolling a minus 1 to hit with all firing dice.
The light tanks fire again and hurrah! We destroy one of Andy';s tanks. Great but too little too late, the bunkers have both fallen and only half of my HQ with the 81mm mortar remain to defend the Anti-aircraft abttery, the 105mm battery and factory.
I probably held bakc the light armour too long, 3 moves earlier it might have blunted either Rich or Andy's attack, thrown in at the end it simply gave us a consolation prize taking a panzer out.
With the Factory lost but the town held Chris declares a draw and we all go home happy with after a great game with some fantastic models.