Back at Kakstadt-Ost, the DDR motor rifle troopers were hurtling towards the Para's positions. The BTRs were perforated by the Para AT battery but the MR troopers were already on foot by that time.
Soon bitter hand to hand fighting was underway.
The East German T-55s shelled the British positions in the North.
The Paras had seen off the MR troops...
...just in time for the arrival of RAF Jaguars!
...but it's bombing was reassuringly inaccurate.
At this point we drew proceedings to a close with the honours fairly even.
The final score:
Paras firmly rooted in the village. Strength two full companies and supports. So the flank is secure.
DDR a bit knocked about but still have 2 tank co, 1 MR co (incorporates surviving riflemen and engineers) plus AT, AA, HQ. So the counterattack can proceed against the French when they appear.