ScenarioNo Retreat - Irish Guard attacking, 21st Panzer Division defending
ForcesIrish Guard (British Armoured Squadron - Guards Armoured Division)
HQ, 2x Armoured Platoons, 2x Lorried Rifle Platoons, 1x Royal Artillery Field Battery, Air Support
21st Panzer Division (Panzergrenadierkompanie)
HQ, 3x Panzergrenadier Platoon, 1x MG Platoon, 1x Heavy Anti-Tank Platoon, 2x Panzer Platoons
DeploymentThe Germans deploy two infantry platoons in a thin defensive line at the edge of town. The PaK40s are in ambush while the remaining infantry platoon and two Panzer platoons are held in reserve. The Guards deploy in two assault groups, each with one armoured platoon and one rifle platoon.
|View from outside town|
Turn by Turn
Turn 1The Germans sit tight as the Guards begin their advance. The third German infantry platoon shows up from reserve.
|German Defensive Line|
Turn 2Both side exchange shots as the PaK40s are deployed from ambush. A Sherman explodes on the left flank.
|Guards Destroy a Panzer Platoon|
Turn 4On the eastern flank the Brits stand their ground, destroying a Panzer platoon. However, they lose a Firefly and the infantry are getting chewed up by MG fire.
Turn 5Things looks grim for the Guards. They lose the entire western assault (armoured and rifle platoon) and the remaining infantry platoon on the eastern flank.
Turn 6The Lieutenant from the Irish Guard rallies his troops and races his remaining four Shermans forward to assault the eastern objective, driving a panzergrenadier platoon out of its defensive position. The Germans scramble to reposition their remaining Panzers and anti-tank guns to face the assault.
|Sherman Assault of Eastern Flank|
Turn 7The Guards continue their tank assaults, destroying a panzergrenadier platoon.
Turn 8British Typhoons destroy the last functional Panzer IV and the tank assaults continue. The German infantry finally work up the courage to assault the remaining armoured platoon and manage to destroy it.
|The Lieutenant Finds Himself Alone|
Turn 9The Irish Guard decide it it time to fall back, leaving the field to the Germans.
ConclusionThe Guards lost both armoured and both rifle platoons. The Germans lost both Panzer platoons and one Panzergrenadier platoon.
German victory 4-3.