Scenario 7 from Bolt action book – Envelopment
German grenadiers occupy buildings in village (2 units grenadiers the officer and spotter for mortar). The Panzer IV sits behind the buildings. On the other flank are the fallshirmjager with the sniper team taking position in the barn, and mid table are the MG42 and medium mortar team.
Prep bombardment. A few pins distributed after the barrage.
Turn 1. The British run /advance congregating behind drystone walls. Crucially the Centaur tank aims its howitzer at the house on the flank killing a few of the occupants and pinning more.
Turn 2. The tank tries to fire again at the house mid table and jams. The panzer advances and also misses! On this flank a section of British advance. The officer and grenadiers get out of the building taking up position behind stone wall while on far flank fallshirmjager advance to cover. The British sections mid-table advance in cover although commandos take a pin. The MMG team attempts to set up but sniper kills a crew-member. Bren carrier adds another pin to the occupants of the damaged house. The British artillery observer places target mid-table between barn and houses.
Turn 3. Artillery delayed. Having No AT shells, the centaur fires howitzer and hits setting tank on fire and panicking the crew to flee! But at least the road through village is blocked to vehicles.
British mortar hits fallshirmjager and section mid-table fire into them and finally the commandos get into CQ fighting and win taking 2 casualties in process.
The sniper kills the British machine gunner squad. And MG42 hits several of the British section mid-table. On the right flank the occupants of the building rally shaking off some pins while the British section nearby advances.
Turn 4. Artillery delay. Grenadiers shoot British section right flank killing 2. Mid table the cut off section are badly shot up by mg42. The commandos sneak round left flank and kill mortar team. The artillery observer run down the left flank.
Turn 5 barrage hits dealing out pins to officer and grenadiers mid table.
Centaur shoots building killing or breaking the grenadiers. Nearby British run forward as do the officer team who run up beside burning tank and building. The Bren carrier trundles forward.
Mid-table the MG42 kills British section. Left flank the commandos run in to barn and kill sniper. Observer runs to cover behind barn to avoid ambush from the Germans mid table.
Turn 6. The observer, Commandos and right flank British infantry make it off the table. The tank fires at and kills mmg. The mortar team officer and Bren carrier run to scoring position.
British scored 6 points for kills, 6 for units being in set up zone and 9 for the units that made it off table. Germans 4 points for killing 2 units. 21-4. Massive scoring but it was a tense game.