|German Commanders Brian and his son Nick|
Since I was running the game I had decided to try Top Secret as it is one scenario I had not yet played. Our Host Mark provide the table which was half of his large game table (Napoleonic game was being played on the other half). I did take the opportunity to debut the new hedges my son made as well as some of my 28mm buildings.
|Table set up, the objective was place next to the damaged house|
|Germans initially deployed to their center and left|
|U.S. countered with a Paratrooper Sqd and MMG to the right and everything else flooding the center|
|A small engagement erupted on the U.S. right as the Germans threatened the mortar spotter in the ruins|
|By the end of turn two the Americans were poised to pounce on the OBJ|
|Taking up a covering position in Ambush|
|German Vets take back the Objective|
|U.S. poised to strike on turn four|
|Moving away with the Objective|
A German victory!
Despite my critical error in not displacing this was a great first time out for the Top Secret scenario. I really like the fact that the game develops much quicker. there is no sitting back and waiting for the action. Players must stay focused on the objective. It is so easy to get distracted by targets of opportunity and take your eye off the true objective. At one point my opponent was going to fire instead of take the objective with an assault which would have ensured a U.S. victory.
In classic Bolt Action style it was a nail biter until the end.