The premise is pretty straightforward - in the midst of the British Operation Bluecoat (30 July-7 August 1944) the Germans are withdrawing their armoured forces. Two heavy tanks are left to hold an important road junction. Can the British tanks neutralize the armoured rearguard before the rest of the panzers make good their escape?
The Germans struck back quickly though as the Tiger potted a Sherman (top left). The Sherman at bottom right crashed through the bocage hedge straight into a German minefield... which caused no damage, thanks to typical Sean die-rolling.
Meanwhile on the other flank, the Firefly has whizzed up the road into the other minefield placed by Sean on the road just to the left of the crossroads above. Of course, it goes without saying that the mines caused no damage, and the Firefly scored an immobilizing hit on the Tiger.
Thoughts on the game... it was fun to get back to good old Bolt Action after a bit of a layoff and the game has galvanized me into action in getting some models finished and others purchased... specifically some American and British crew for my Shermans with gaping hatches. The game looked great and was good for a laugh but after deploying the models, the rather crowded table had me thinking I should have used 15mm models on the 4'x4' table instead. I think they would have looked cool with the tall bocage and would have avoided the 40K-style "drive closer, I want to hit them with my sword"/clashing gun barrels close-quarters combat we saw in this game. Next one will be on a 6'x4' with some infantry, I promise! :-)