PeterM d. Mark with Nick officiating.
Jim's Indians v. Byron & SteveJ's Grenadiers.
1500 pts HTL Late War, Indians defending.
On turn 1, the Indian HMGs dropped out of ambush catching 2 Grenadier platoons double moving & virtually destroying them - so we started again.
This time the Germans advanced more cautiously while the 105s & mortars tried to soften the Indian position. The Indian reserves came on quickly & there was a game of ring-a-rosy around the woods between the 4 Stugs, 3 Churchills & 4 M10s. The 105's bailed a Churhill, then the Stugs pounced killed one & bailed the other. The Churchills failed morale. The M10s missed their shots at the Stugs & the Stugs and 105s then destroyed them. Things looked bad for the Indians now - their only armour being the Sextons.
Meanwhile, the Indian rifles & HMGs gave a good account of themselves v. the 2 Grenadier platoons in the centre. The Grenadiers holed up in a wood waiting for the left flanking Platoon to get the action.
The Stugs had lost 1 of their number in a fight with Infantry, but the 3 left still looked battlewinners until suddenly Cptn Ghandhi got lucky. One Stug got bailed by a Piat, then the Sextons hit them killing 1 & bailing the other. Like the Brit armour they failed morale & it was Game On again.
Both sides now had 1 sound infantry platoon, a few remnants and artillery. Nearly everyone then died leaving us quite confused about who won so we agreed to a draw.
Does a platoon still exist if all that survives is the attached observer ? If not the Germans had lost 4 of 6 + HQ so fail Coy Morale at the start of their next turn (which is next). If so, the Indians have lost 4 of 7 with 1 Sole Survivor retired but Coy HQ intact & have to test Coy Morale at start of their next turn. If they pass, they win because the Germans cannot get anyone past the table centreline (or do they win anyway because the mission victory condition counts first). If you know the answers, please let me know.