The set up had the older two, Leo and Harry, attempting to capture a German trench line. Each was equipped with three T-34/76s with four tank riders on each vehicle.
Jacob, the youngest, with my help, defended with a squad of infantry, an anti-tank rifle, a 37mm anti-tank gun and a 100mm Skoda mountain gun (as I didn't have a suitable infantry gun model). Unbeknown to the Russian players, the Germans also had a two-man flamethrower team hiding in the house next to the cabbage field.
I didn't take too many photographs as we were busy playing the game. But here are the few I did get:
|One of Harry's T-34s is brewed up by fire from the infantry gun|
|Leo's force makes its way through the woods. Next time he tries that I'll|
make sure there are some enemy infantry hiding in there.
|Leo's attack falters as his last tank is destroyed by a shot from the flamethrower.|
|Harry's last tank takes on the pillbox at point-blank range!|
On the Russian right, Leo had lost all of his tanks but still had most of his tank-riders (albeit they were a long way from the action). Harry, meanwhile managed to get up close and personal with the main bunker and knocked out the infantry gun by firing through the fire slit!
Weirdly, on the same game turn a random event had the 37mm AT gun crew called back to Company HQ thus leaving the Germans with no effective AT defence (both flamethrower and AT rifle teams having been lost to enemy fire.
In the end I was persuaded to call it an honourable draw as the Russians had not yet captured the entrenchment but the Germans were in no fit state to defend it from any renewed attack.