I wanted the lower edge, so got the upper edge. Things went downhill from there.
I decided to advance the 2 infantry battalions down the left side of the board to take the 2 objectives on that side of the board. The panzer grenadier's advanced to the close objective in the center of the board. at this point I had a bit of a brain fart and decided that it would be a good idea to attack the tank battalion down the right side of the board along the roads to the furthest village.
The initial attack on the left went OK, but the infantry started to take losses from the massed British artillery. On the right the over ambitious attack foundered by trying to attack down a narrow road hemmed in by a river on one side.
|"Looks like an FOW battle..."|
|"Where have they all gone?"|
Things I learned.
1) Pz IV's re no match for Churchills (and 2 points more expensive to boot).
2) People who don't think that British artillery doesn't work well under Spearhead have not used enough of it. 25 pdr's might only have factors of 1/4, but with 18 of them eventually the odds just whittle you down. That and some jammy bastard at one point threw 4 '6's in a row.
3) Nothing kills an army quite as fast as poor dice throwing......