French Turn 7. It started raining again. What's the betting it stops raining on the German turn again?
Well, the rain kept up and the Germans were able to advance across to the next village without triggering too many French attacks. My scouts found out the hard way that the next village was occupied. They broke and some of the men disappeared. Leutnant Furstenback manoeuvres into position to bring the HMG to bear on the village. The rest of the troops continue to move up.
|The village is occupied by a few French troops|
|Village cleared but a French squad has gone berserk (orange counter at the top)|
French: 9 VP
Germans: 16.5 VP
Rest and Refit Phase
Three half squads had been broken and one LMG. One of the half squads is a permanent loss but the other two return shamefacedly to the company and the LMG is fixed.
In the after battle reports, Lt Furstenback is written up and receives a promotion from 9-2 to 10-2. Henceforth he will be known as Kaptein Praxa.
Two squads have gained experience and rise from 2nd Line to 1st Line.
One 1st Line replacement squad is also received to replace losses received over the course of the campaign. The company is now only one half squad short of a full complement.
That was a much easier campaign scenario than some I have played. There were fewer S? markers indicating the possible presence of enemy troops and a large chunk of those present were either poor quality troops or turned out not to have anything there. It's nice to get an easier scenario like this every so often, because Solitaire ASL can be brutal. Now to see what mission the troops will get next. It will be in Norway again but the dice could offer almost anything up.