Its not a exhorting AAR but just a brief outline of the game.
The scenario is basically trying to portray scattered retreating British teams trying to gather around specific rallying points represented by the two JOPs in the woods and trying to hold and or exit off the bridge, while the Germans are trying to capture the bridge and cut off the British retreat.
|The table has a series of ploughed fields along two sides of the table with small hedges lining and dividing them.|
The area with trees are woods with a cobblestone road running thru the middle.
|The road is littered with damaged and broken down vehicles and other debris which breaks up LOS down the road and provides some cover.|
The civilians start the game on the far end of the bridge and on each German turn 2D6 are rolled for their movement towards the bridge , hoping to escape the carnage and possibly reward the British with a increase in their Force Morale using a D6.
|The troopers deploy next to their gliders and roll for possible shock, The Rifle team only receives one point of Shock while the LMG team receives 6 points of Shock.|
|The other gliders have a similar outcome with the LMG teams suffering a greater number of Shock but no Kill results on the crashed glider.|
|Brits get a Senior Leader and whole section on JOP 1|
|A rifle team with Junior Leader arrives at rally point 2|
|Another rifle team with Junior leader arrives at rally point 3 so the Brits are slowly assembly their sections.|
|The Germans are keen to get going but first they need to reduce some of the Shock they have accumulated.|
|And manage to slowly move.|
|The Germans on the far side, start to decrease their Shock and start moving towards the bridge.|
|Activated by the German Senior Leader the troops are on the move.|
|As the civilians are slowly moving towards the bridge, the British section from rally point 2 decide to move onto the road to deter the Germans getting too close to the civilians. The Germans can be seen stopping short of the road.|
The Germans decide to move parallel with the road and retain their hidden status to outflank the Brits next to the truck.
|The British Section that initiated Close Combat has been taking fire from the German LMG team in the woods and the German light mortar piling on the Shock til they Break to the edge of the canal .|
|The British section is joined by a Morris Armoured car making it way up towards them.|
A entertaining and challenging game, I was a bit rusty with some of the rules as I had not played for a while and need to clarify some points to make for a smoother game next time.