The preliminary bombardment knocked out two teams and 3 landing craft arrived with one delayed. Almost immediately the German AT guns opened up on the Churchill tanks.
|Aerial photo of the beach where the Commandos landed.|
|Storming ashore. Note some teams in 'night' camouflage...|
|The trenches and bunkers were well manned.|
|The British have a smoke-screen - made out of their burning tanks!This was by the end of turn two! Things not going to plan for the Brits. The next wave of boats didn't arrive until turn three.|
|Getting pinned down on the beach. Didn't I see this in a movie somewhere?|
|The German defenders in their trenches.|
|A machine gun team dug in and contributing a tough day at the office for the Commandos.|
|Moving along a trench, German reinforcements begin to arrive.|
|The bane of the Allies in this game. German Anti-tank. These would not be dealt with until turn 6.|
|Now the Priests are under all sorts of pressure too.|
|Commandos pinned by the wire. they would get through in turn 6 and take out a Heer platoon with an assault. By that time too many Allied platoons had been destroyed and German StuGs had arrived.|
|German forces cheers as the remnants of 4 Commando are evacuated from the beach!|
This was a murderous battle for the British forces. They just couldn't get off the beach, and most of it was due to the Churchills landing directly opposite the German's AT. Another wave of troops is about to land though, and that battle report will be up as soon as the game is finished (it has about two turns left to play out). Reports are that it is going much more in favour of the Allies.