Well we were only a month late, but we finally got the battle played.
The Paras started the game dug in to the ruins of the city.
Kampfgruppe Brinkmann arrives with a few platoons of panzer grenadiers
This had little effect on the defenders, however reinforcements arrived swiftly.
Graebner and his armoured cars charge over the bridge
And surrounded 1st platoon which lead to their destruction
Afterwards 2nd platoon and the 2ic stood there ground to the side of the bridge under heavy fire.
As if this wasn't bad enough Hummel arrives with his Tigers and grenadiers
The Paras hold out valiantly for the remaining turns, fighting tooth and nail for every inch of ground.
As burning wreckage litters the bridge the heroic 2ic eyes up a chance for glory.
A panzer tank gets stuck between the buildings, time to strike back. He destroys the tank and sends the rest running.
In retribution for the tanks, SS grenadiers hunt down the hero
The players certainly seem to have enjoyed the game. I must admit it worked very close to how I wanted it to. Bags of tension and stress, and went to the wire.
This game will definitely get rolled out again sometime, but it's got me thinking of making more scenarios, I enjoy the research and plotting twists in the tale.