Started up another session. Once again, discovered rules mistakes made during the last session.
The British can be attacked when in The Approaches, before movement. And….the Germans have one searchlight operational for their first fire phase (a -1 on the to-hit die r0ll), and another searchlight becomes available for their second fire phase.
Fortunately for the British, the German die rolls were bad for their first fire phase. However, the British Covering Fire was (again) useless, and the Germans could bring 6 firing factors to bear in the “A” zone during their second fire phase, which gave them twelve (!) attempts to damage British ships. The result: Bloodbath!
Still, the doughty Brits pressed on and are ready to land several intact teams of commandos. Unfortunately, while the German Activation die rolls have been bad, the troops have been placed (by some strange hand of cardboard fate) right in or adjacent to their landing areas.
Should be interesting.