Unternehmen Launenhaft – end of first day.

The time is 11:33. Rather than a blow-by-blow account I will leave this battle, for the time being, with a shaky video tour of the battlefield.

Starting at West Bay we move up the road towards Bridport, passing the Brandenburg Company defending the north of the town to see the devastation caused by the shelling from the offshore destroyer, which halted the British counter-attack.

Then we move across the river Brit, pulling back to the coast where several burnt-out tanks litter the landscape. From there we move to the surrounded Radio Transmission Station, where A Company 4th Dorsets surrendered after being surrounded and then shelled by enemy tanks.

After a view of the confrontation between a squadron of A-13s and a company of Pz IIIs we see the British heavy artillery that never quite deployed before the camera pulls back through Lower Eype, the village held by the Gebirgsjäger Company.

The British will now withdraw to the next map square to the north and automatically receive all the reinforcements from the pool to deploy. The Germans will receive all their reinforcements but begin off table.

But this will have to wait. For the time being I move to my next game in the list, stalled since early last year.

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General Whiskers

Wargaming butterfly (mainly solo), unpainted model figure amasser, and Historical Re-enactor of the black powder era.

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