|T-62s split into 2 "companies" of 6 tanks and 4 tanks.
|British Milan Teams sit and await Ivan from their fighting positions
|British GPMG (jimpy?) teams in fighting positions - unpainted Blowpipe section behind them.
|Scimitars lie in wait - ready to shred any Soviet recce that comes through.
|Soviet Heavy Guns pound
|Meanwhile, Soviet recce is shot to pieces by the Scimitars in the cornfields
|THe Soviet guns bring a very good firepower total into the mix and the artillery is crucial to whittling the numbers down on the objective. Guess where those guns will fire next?
|BMP company struggling to stay together - "we'll be good provided British artillery doesn't start dropping on us now"
|Right on cue, British Artillery plasters teh BMP company in the open, with a direct hit on one of the tracks, knocking out the BMP and killing a team of dismounts.
|LITKO destroyed/burning markers are perfect for KO's vehicles playing with microarmor
|BMPs fanning out to assault Le Haye Saint / Neustadt Junction
|Viktor "Suvorov" once said in his "Inside the Soviet Army" book - tanks are grapes to the USSR - made to be squished!
|Soviets isolating the hill with fire
|British are getting whittled down but is it enough?
|DAve's outstanding painted Timecast 6mm German modern buildings adorning the table - what a pleasure to game with! The British are going to be supporting in the fight of their lives in a few minutes as the BMPs come into view.
The Soviet commander calls in the smoke rounds and they fall in a beautiful line, protecting the dismounts as best they can. The BMPs move up in perfect, parade-ground precision. They've practiced this maneuver many times.
|Soviet dismounts make their way along a hedgerow inching towards Neustadt Junction
|The brave defenders from the 1st Staffordshire are successful in defending the town from this wave! Soviet troops fall back, pinned!
|Bigger picture. Ivan is still dangerous, but the assault has lost its momentum!