A small game featuring a superbly trained but poorly equipped 7th Armoured sparring with a more numerous Italian foe in an initial confrontation on the Libyan/Egyptian border. I thought this would be an easily managed game that would give a good introduction to using mobile units in a sparse arena.
|Frank moves his advance guard onto the objective. Mark deploys his lead unit in an indirect position; this turns out to be an inspired decision.|
|Superior Italian firepower forces Frank to break off. Ozy successfully rolls for a flank march and advances boldly against Mark's position.|
|Russ has held back the bulk of the Italian troops and times his commitment to perfection. Ozy finds his troops squeezed between the jaws of Mark and Russ and his troops are routed. However, Frank's riposte nearly wins the game for the British.|
This Thursday we will be playing a more positional game with a British set piece attack against a thinly stretched Axis defence.