website. I have played this scenario previously - the last time was over four year ago (I'll try to find the photos). When double-checking the link to Bob M's site I was interested to see that he too had played the scenario quite recently. The photo above shows the table early in the game. Assal Uttar is the village top right-ish.
Both sides fielded an eclectic mix of kit. Here a battalion of Indian WW2 surplu Shermans is comforted by the presence of two squadrons of shiny new Centurions.
A Pakistani battalion sets off across the fields to flank the main Indian position. The mechanised infantry in M113s are supported by their heavy weapons company in trucks and a company of recently delivered M48 tanks.
|As well as (from an Indian point of view) far too many M48s, the Pakistanis also fielded a battalion of M47.|
|The Pak M48 btl, accompanied by an infantry company trundles up the road.|
|The Indian cetral position was defended by the tanks seen earlier and this infantry battalion.|
|An overview showing the game well underway. Pakistani forces are converging on the Indian defenders.|
|The Pakistani advance in the north was slightly hampered by the poor mobility of the trucks.|
|The M47s bring the defenders of Assal Uttar under long range fire while the advance down the highway continues.|
An initial Pakistani assault on Assal Uttar (by a battalion with two infantry compainies and a some elderly M24 tanks) was repulsed after an embarassing morale failure. Here the Brigade CO has had to intervene to rally his chaps.
More on this game coming soon.