With the Campaign going in to the last half, we decided to have a little tournament in our local store NEXUS-Reykjavik. They kindly opened up early so we could get 3 full games in on a Sunday with our club Burning Bridges.
I ended up as defender and got to chose the corners I wanted to defend. I picked two corners that would give me the best places to pop my ambush in concealment.
Major von Einarsson had taken a complete PzIV company, with luftwaffe support and a Ferdinand. The Stuka tank-hunter wouldn't be a big threat to my Churchills, but my M10's would have to be careful.
As the Ferdinand posed the biggest threat to my army, I decided to make that my main target. So I put the M10C's into ambush and placed the 3 Churchill troops on table to avoid casualties from the Stuka.
Von Einarsson swung most of his troops to the right, leaving the Ferdinand and 3 PzIV's Guarding the middle. I sent one Churchill to the right to guard the furthest objective, keep one Churchill platoon in the middle to stop the Panzers from advancing too quickly and sent the HQ to the left to try and mop up the centre Pz-platoon.
On turn 3 I popped my Ambush and drove like a mad man to get flank shots on the Ferdinand. But only one managed to get far enough. But that was enough, that 3+ to hit on the Ferdinand really helps. With the Ferdinand out of action the Churchills all of a sudden had become the ALFA male.
The British reserves like clockwork and by the time the German reserves enter the scene, there is 3 Stuarts, 3 Churchills and a Rifle platoon waiting for them. The Stuarts go for flanking shots killing 2/3 leaving it ti the rifle platoon to assault and kill the lone surviver.
After the death of the reserve platoon, the germans go after killing as many British units as possible. All the focus is put on the M10's and with all the firepower the germans can muster they vibe out the Tank-destroyers, getting the Germans two kills. In the British turn, then last PzIV within 20cm of an objective is destroyed and the Brits with Major Beaver in charge win a 7-2 victory.