We would attempt a segment of this scenario over 3 separate days of wargaming. I would command German forces while my friends Bob and John would command considerably more Canadian forces.
|View of the field of battle from the Canadian side.|
|German infantry set up at a stone wall. The Panther in the top of the photo is a wreck from an earlier aerial attack.|
|2 Panthers on the hills with a supporting Tiger I holding the road. In support were 2 Mk IVH tanks and a couple of Wespes.|
The Canadian attack begins with elements of the 2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade moving forward.
|As the Canadian armour advances around the church ruins the German infantry get quickly overwhelmed.|
|The German infantry managed to knock out a Firefly tank with a Panzershreck but soon had to fall back through the orchard.|
|On the other side of the table the Canadian armour starts to bunch up and waits for the right time to launch the attack.|
|A Panther in over watch position.|
|My opponents don't like what they see and decide to lay down a smoke screen to hide their advance.|
|So far so good for the Germans. The Canadian attack on the right is losing steam.|
|On the German left the other Canadian armoured column starts forward and feels the sting of the Tiger's 88.|
|With the German right dissolving the Canadian armour on the German left makes a dash for it. A Panzershreck takes out a cresting Sherman while the Tiger takes out another Firefly.|
If you didn't notice in the photos the plowed fields changed appearance. I was using cut up floor mat for them but decided to replace them with Hot Matz ones I found on the internet. The rules used were my homemade ones. The gaming scale is 1 figure = 1 man, 1 vehicle = 1 vehicle. The figure and vehicle model scale is 1/72.