A disastrous defence by the Germans, although the defensive line held, the British assault completely destroyed the German armour including the Führer's new wonder weapon the Tiger tank! The British armour was out-gunned but brave and aggressive tactics saw both sides lose all their armoured divisions. However while the German reserves are depleted, the Boffin's back in Blighty have sent the new heavy Churchill tank to the front line to cut it's teeth.
The second assault will be almost all-infantry affair, World War I style! Fix bayonets lads!