Game 3: Hold the line, with us attacking. We swarmed forward drawing the inevitable 4 Tiger ambush onto the tanks on our right flank. Then we plastered the Tigers with smoke, converged to the left & took the objective on our left flank before the German reserves could intervene. 8 VPs.
Game 4: Breakthrough: We had to attack a German infantry army. Chris got lucky on turn 1, wiping out the 3 Pak 40's before they even got to shoot, but German infantry armed to the teeth with fausts & annoying special rules still got to the objective before us. A series of bloody attacks by infantry, tanks, bugs & more tanks saw the last of our Cromwells grab the objective & then hold off a desperate counterattack just before our army could fall below half strength. 6 VPs.
Game 5: Dust Up: This was a blue on blue v. a Canadian army with a frightening array of artillery. Our initial death or glory charge directly at our objective on the left, which was defended by infantry & artillery, soon proved to be all death & no glory. So this time we abandoned plan A & found a plan B. We left a tank platoon burning in front of the enemy line & used our speed to move right to counterattack the enemy's attack on our right. It was a desperate struggle with neither side able to take an objective. Both sides were reduced to half strength struggling to find a way to finish off one more enemy platoon to win by army morale. It was a matter of luck, but it was the Canadians that broke first. 6 VPs.
Team Cromwell won the Tournament by a big margin with 5 wins & 36 VPs.
Pat came 2nd & Nick Ridge 3rd, both with about 25 VPs.