This is game play from the soon to be released Panzer Battles Normandy. Graphics and game play functionality are subject to change. The briefing for this scenario can be found here. For a better view of the screenshots, right click and open in a new tab.
|The east flank belongs to the 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade (highlighted yellow in this screenshot).|
|A close up of the enemy entrenched east of "The Factory" objective. These German positions are generally occupied by a platoon of infantry. In this case, grenadiers.|
Despite the best efforts of the Calgary Highlanders, the first assault onto "The Factory" objective is repelled. At the very least hint of movement in our lines, the Germans open up with their machine guns and mortars.
In the center, the 1st Royal Tank Regiment destroys a German position with a healthy dose of HE shells. All from a prudent distance, the enemy is very difficult to spot among the fields and the least we want is tank losses by close range ambushes by hand-held anti-tank weapons. To spot and clear those positions, companies C and D from the Black Watch Canada Regiment move forward. Unfortunately, a flak gun fires onto them from the south west. It is plain murder. I call mortar fire onto that German AAA at once. No effect. Damn it!
In the east, the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry Regiment is painfully moving forward through acres and acres of cultivated land. They literally step into the enemy positions to make contact. With the fire support from the Firefly tanks they achieve the very first successful assault.
|The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry Regiment has punched a hole through the German positions and pours through it. At around 0700, they are just 500 meters short of their objective. Verrieres appears to be defended only by machine guns and infantry.|
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