Last Thursday's game was a British assault against an Axis defended minefield. Russ, Ozy and Phil were defending three sets of tables but knew the assault would be against only one. They cunningly deployed the majority of an Italian battalion on the right hand table and they were correct! Reserves were posted behind the middle table with a two turn delay, but the artillery battalion was well deployed on the middle table with a FOO on a high ridge able to spot any dust on all three tables. It looked like a strong defence. Mark, Jon and Frank were about to test it.
The British managed a marginal win by establishing a bridgehead before dusk. However, the reserve tank regiment had been launched and with a few more hours of daylight it is possible the British may have broken through - and yet Ozy's infantry with antitank guns was still fresh and Russ was about to pull his panzers back into a stop position.
Another great game, well played, with a few more desert specific situations played out before the operational game. This Thursdays battle will be a tank v tank encounter featuring the classic Sidi Rezegh scenario.