Taking advantage of the momentum provided last turn by Khairul's Luftlandesturm victory, the Germans continued to press the assault. Azlan's 5-Panzerdivision engaged Mark's British Infantry Company, while Iqbal's Leichte Pioneerkompanie battled with Chang's French Infantry Company. If you haven't been paying attention, last week's mission was Dust Up.
As mentioned earlier, Azlan's armored thrust was met by Mark's British Infantry Company. It was a hard fought fight for the Germans, with Mark's artillery relentlessly pounding Azlan's tanks as they tried to advance. After a failed headlong charge in the first turn, Hauptmann Azlan was brutally reminded of the firepower possessed by the Brits. Somehow, the failed attempt forced the Hauptmann to showcase his excellent generalship by concentrating fire on the infantry squads hidden in the woods, eliminating them one at a time and at the same time slowly advancing from the flanks. By the time the Brits realised what the opponent was up to, it was already too late. Suffice to say, German Victory!
|The Brits fending off the German attack.|
Meanwhile, in the outskirts of a remote town, another battle took place. Although it was a relatively small engagement (1250 points), that does not mean that it was less exciting as compared to others. My Leichte Pioneerkompanie threw wave upon wave of bodies forward only to be met by stiff defense of Chang's French Infantry. In this battle, the Germans lacked air superiority as the remote dense forest prohibited the airplanes from bombing enemies at will (a.k.a no fives on the airplane dice rolls). The Panzer IB squad led by the company commander was the hero of the day, as it mowed down countless squads of infantry with its Twin MG. Luck was probably on their side too as they managed to dodge numerous shots from the French Somua tanks. The Panzer IB heroic actions allowed one of the Pioneer Squads to dash for the objective. German Victory!
|Mighty Panzer I and their Pioneer escorts.|
It was two solid turns of consecutive victory for the Germans. The mission for Turn 5 will be Free For All, and this will be the most important turn for both sides should they wish to secure campaign victory.
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