Villers Bocage, now heavily defended by the Soviet Allies, is a crucial location for the war effort. As such, we dispatched a Tiger, Panther and Panzer, spear headed by Ernst Barkmann. We hope that this deadly force is able to take out the Soviets…in which intelligence reports states IS85 and T35/84s sightings in the locality.
We have the element of surprise and are able to come in from “choice” deployment corners. This is an added advantage for us as we are able to take shots from the rear of the enemy tanks.
The sequence of events as followed are in our favour. The dice rolls however are a totally different story. We needed to occupy the objective by the 8th “hour” but by the 6th, we suffered too heavy casualties forcing a retreat. We now trot back with humiliation, awaiting a reprimand from high command.
The IS-85 takes care of south while the 2 x T-84s secures the north which is fairly open ground. The IS-85 faces some terrain obscurity which impedes its firing arcs.
The fight during the last few rounds was fierce. The TIGER was not suppose to be defeated easily and early into the game. The plan was for the tiger to force the IS-85 out of the secured area. We didn't take into account that the enemy would abandon the objective and get all his tanks to go after the TIGER with COORDINATED FIRE. It was an uphill battle thereafter. A fierce fight that led to the loss. What a bother!