Pringle was stunned. His platoon was in no state to continue, but the CO demanded he try and take the Church at Maltot again. This time at least he would have some supporting fire from the Battalion 3” mortars.
Nothing for it he thought, just have to get it done. He decided to use the “book”, establish a base of fire to pin the enemy, then a flank assault – after all, it had worked before...........
Force Strength & Support
Both players were noticing losses. Mark was concerned with his casualties, but at least he had 5 support points – enough for a Churchill! On reflection this seemed too obvious and so he chose a 3” mortar battery off table with an adjutant to help him deploy.
|Platzer and his understrength "Platoon"|
On the German side Paul was scraping through the bottom of the barrel, he had only 14 men available. Given the low strength he went for a simple squad organisation with three understrength squads each having an MG42.His support choice was a Panzershrek team – just in case the Brits brought a tank.
|End of the Patrol Phase from the British POV|
|Mark using the "magic sticks" to decide on where his Jump Off points should go|
|German view of the Patrol Phase|