|A view showing the US Airborne's key base for the duration of the fighting. Once the sniper|
was dispensed with from the spire it was a great place to see where the enemy were massing.
|The Stugs appear to harass the American flank|
|The Germans quickly move up machine guns to flank the Canadians|
|The Stug is forced to withdraw from some Airborne AT fire.|
|The US Airborne bring on some support in the form of a Wolverine...|
|...as well as a nice 57mm AT gun.|
|Back on the allied left the British and Canadians continue their advance|
|Churchill and Humber|
|German players final section set up the HMG|
|Whilst the troops under Steve's command continue their manouvers|
|Churchills advance unsuspecting|
|A Stug goes up in the centre|
|As does one of the Churchills...quick and brutal!|
|These lads have taken a pounding and after several turns trying to withdraw they manage to do so...not before|
they sucked a hell of a lot of Command Initiatives out!
|The advance goes on through the left|
|The M10 sees an opportunity and fires...and the result is plain to see!|
|The cows wonder what they have done wrong...shredded beef anyone?|
|Another Churchill goes up|
|US Airborne bazooka team and scouts make a run for the vineyard|
|In the centre the Canadian player Mike, who has patiently advanced his flamethrower and engineers forward|
all game prepares to deliver a coup de grace!
|A third line of defence is set up on the German right|
|Smoke starts to be laid to obscure the allied advance|
|Up pops a bazooka team to take on the Stug in the distance|
|The moment when the Germans thought it was time to pull out whilst they still could.|
So the game concluded in a distinct allied victory however not without significant cost.
We all had an enormous time of it...well...lets face it. Gaming, food and a few drinks always goes a long way when it comes to having some good laughs.
This game was a sensational introduction to all of us of the joys of the Big CoC game system and just how co-ordinated you need to be in cross-armed supported combat in terrain suited for the humble grunt.
The game absolutely rewarded historical tactics and the use of fire and movement. The wonderful shock system forces your units who are in trouble to warrant considerable energy to either withdraw or reinforce.
Great, great gaming system.