In the opening phase of OPERATION MARTLET, Company D of the Hallamshire Battalion was to occupy positions on Phase Line Queen, otherwise known as the River Bordel, on the western most section of Fontenay. The company advanced through heavy mist and established positions near the river. The battalion’s 6-Pounder anti-tank guns had not been in position long before the inevitable German counterattack started. The commanding general had offered a £5 prize for the first Panther tank knocked out.
Attacker: German (SS) (Elements III/26th SS Pzgr Regt., & II/12th SS Pz Regt., 12th SS Panzer Division Hitlerjugend)
Defender: British (D Co., Hallamshire Btn, Yorkshire and Lancashire Regt, 146th Infantry Bde, 49th Infantry Division)
Turns: 5 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Fontenay Le Pesnel, France 1944-06-25
Squads: A:8.0 D:9.0
AFVs: A:5 PzKpfw IVH x 5
D:4 Sherman VC(a) x 1 Sherman V(a) x 2 Carrier C x 1