American tanks coordinate their firing effectively and manage to bring down one of the German behemoths.
Meanwhile, across the field of battle, an American tank drives back the opposing German armor. German infantry storms the church unopposed.
The farm is easily taken without a shot fired by a US platoon with a gun in support. So, too, goes the cottage.
German forces continue to hold the church and their armor mounts attacks on the Americans in the cottage, while a German squad(bottom right-ish) rushes to the aid of the HMG team pinned down in some ruins.
Having repelled an American infantry assault on the church in a vicious melee, the Germans focus their efforts on the isolated American tank.
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An aerial view shows the disposition of the forces, with most infantry in cover. Note that the tan k on the American right has taken out some of the infantry that had been harassing it. A frantic commander orders the tank crew turn its focus to the church to assist the gun team and infantry squads in clearing out the pesky Germans.
The American left begins to sweep one of its tanks and a gun around to the German right flank. The Germans respond in a desperate attempt to stave off defeat.
Suddenly finding itself in the sites of the German Jagdpanther, the Sherman on the hill retreats for safety.
With the American squads in the cottage and behind the stone wall eliminated, the Germans try to press home their assault on their left - focusing on the isolated tank - in an attempt to steal victory from the jaws of defeat.
Furious shelling from a gun and a Sherman take out the Jagdpanther. It is the deathblow for the German attack force.
Having suffered 50% losses, the German commander orders his troops to fall back.
Total turns: 7
*** Some notes that probably belonged on the last post ***
Initiative was card based - borrowing from a method used in old Two Hour Wargames rules. If the suits match, that side goes first. If the suits don't match, higher card goes first.
The ATG/field howitzers and mortars rained down their terror with impunity.
Melee with the roster system is 'interesting'.
Tanks are Solido and Rocco(?). Guns are CTS and Britains. Figures are Britains, Toy Soldiers of San Diego, Matchbox, 21st Century, and Airfix.