I packed up the car and headed off to Rhode Island, it is a bit of a drive but it was a nice day and I find the drive quite relaxing. Added to this was I was driving my new A7 as well as anticipating an excellent lunch that I knew Mike's wife Paris would provide.
It was my choice of scenario, and the only one we had not played was The Crossroads (Scenario 5 in the campaign book), this had a significant number of buildings but I felt we probably had enough houses. This is scenario 3 from the main rule book, Attack and Defend.
By now in the campaign the Canadians had almost sealed up the Falaise Gap, all they had to do was seal off the centre of St Lambert sur Dives and the Germans would be prevented from retreating to the east. Defending the town were hardened German Falischirmjägers, these are a strong force with 2 LMG's per squad. The Canadians morale was high though and all though having suffered about a 15% attrition rate they planned to attack with vigour.
|Canadians attacking from the right
|The terrain, the forest filled the whole triangle and blocked LOS.
|The German defensive position
|Looking from the point of view of the Canadian advance.
|The end of the patrol phase, the Canadians got 3 free moves
|The 3 Canadian JOP's
|The 3 German JOP's
|How it looks on the scenario map
|Lots of smoke!