Dave brought along a force including motorcycle battalions, Italian tanks and infantry, so basically neither of us brought super-troops.. although in period, the three Matilda II I fielded were pretty powerful.
|The British arrive. 7th Support Group in the centre, 4 Armoured Bgde left, 7th Armoured haven't arrived
Early days for the British weren't promising, a series of low rolls, then a couple of command blunders, and one arnoured brigade (7th) didn't show up for the first three turns.depite trying to use the CO (Major-General O'Creagh) 'do-over' roll. (In BKC, the same as Cold War Commander and Future War Commander, each HQ or Command unit is assigned a Command Value, this is the number that must be rolled at or under on two six-sided dice to successfully issue an order. Penalties apply for issuing orders to other formations, or troops too far away or in some cases, issuing diffenet instructions to the units under command. The CO has a 'do-over' roll - so I tried to use it to bring on the 7th Armoured, but failed several times. Brigadier Hugh Russell would be getting a 'rocket' at the debrief.)
|A steady advance
|7th Armoured arrive in the top of the pic.
|Recce pushes up, on the far side, 4th Armoured is now facing off the Italian Armour
|A9 & Crusader I on my left.
|German tanks push up past the AT Guns
|Red dice show hits and 'suppressed'
|Starting to look parlous.