here and here), I decided to unleash the game on actual players. Several are still speaking to me so I think that makes it a success. The scenario was basically the same, so the Brits had two troops of Shermans, a Motor section, a mortar section and a leg infantry platoon. The beastly Boche had three half-sections of infantry, as well as a mortar, a PAK40 and a Marder.
Above - The German defences with the CO atop the hill. All troops were assumed to be dug in at the start.
So did the game work? On balance, yes. The AT gunnery system went down well and the main discussion was over the card driven activation - though having considered various alternatives I think I'll be sticking with it.
As luck would have it, I was able to play the game through again with Bertrand the following week. I am convinced that one of us took photos but none have as yet been located.