37 men in total
|From the South West - the Partisans will come in on the road at the bottom of the picture|
|The Low level Shot - The BUF came in from the left|
The BUF approached the farm cautiously - deploying the larger royalist infantry squads to the right flank. The mortar sited with views to the farm entrance.
As the defender I soon realised that a) there no outward facing windows and b) I was severely outnumbered. Oh well into the frying pan I had to hold out.
I deployed two of my units to cover the front and side of the farm.
All of a sudden a fire fight erupted as BUF troops could be seen crossing the wall by the lane. Some tasty shooting by my partisans dropped three of the devils!
|The BUF cautiously approach the village|
Mean whilst my guys at the front gate could see the khaki infantry approaching the front of the building. I was being encircled with no where to go...and outgunned
|The defenders ready themselves|
My fellows dropped one of the royalists but no sooner had we started cheering when the enemy mortar started dropping shells on our position, as the squad near the wall dove for cover a shell landed in the chaps midst and bits of Tom Dick & harry plastered the farm walls. No sooner has the mortar landed those damned fellows in black opened fire with a devastating volley wiping out what remained of the defensive perimeter.
|The BUF prepare to assault|
Didn't have to wait too long for the second assault as more of Mosleys boys flooded in from the woods top the North. Once again their numbers dropped as the filed into the courtyard, but there shots were telling and the gallant defenders were all but finished
|A second BUF squad flank round the woods|
|Breaking cover they head into the farm|
|Partisan veterans wait in ambush|
|Partisan reinforcements approaching the farm|
|A second squad heads up through the fields|
|More firing from the Royalist infantry|
|The BUF swarm into the farm|
|BUF forces at close range|
The remains of the blackshirts grabbed Bader and legged it out of the farm - I say everybody but I mean everybody bar Bader !- hotly pursued by the last remaining partisan unit.
The distance was telling and the escape complete.
Both sides suffered something like 60% casualties - a brutal affair
Until next time