Rapid progress was made along the D11 until the American forces reached the outskirts of la Foret. Here, the German 352nd Infantry Division had sited a key supply dump, vital to their struggle to stem the Allied tide. As the Americans approached through the green fields of Normandy, the Germans raced to evacuate the scarce supplies.
The scene was set for a bloody and decisive skirmish….
I stole a FoW scenario for this, the one where the defender has objectives to defend but loses units as the game progresses. It worked quite well, and good fun was had by all, even me (who lost...again).
The Germans dug in along their deployment line to protect their spread-out objectives. Unfortunately, the Americans concentrated their forces on the German right flank.
A fierce firefight ensued, with the German armour being taken out early in the game. In response, a group of fanatical Panzergrenadiers leapt out of ambush to immobilise the rampaging Sherman, only to be mown down in short order by the Allied troops.
Shortly after this, the Americans captured their objective and held off the last German counter-attacks through sheer weight of fire.