Dust Up (heavy snow) vs Reg's Finns.
Reg as running CV Finns (2x platoons, mortars, HMGs, 2x pak 40s & hero, 3x T34/85s, pioneers, 76mm artillery, air support, 6x trenches, 2x HMGs). He deployed on the hill and I was diagonally opsoite him with my small platoon, Zis 2s, 120mm mortars and SU 100s.
Reg is known to be a methodical player and Bede allowed us a bit of extra time (thanks Bede) but even though I was flying through my turns to try to get a result it looked for a long time as though it was going to be another time out loss to both of us. It was touch and go and the lack of recon again hurt- recon + Vals would be a great combo! I was trying to do all I could to avoid a 1-1 loss but Reg managed to pass almost all morale checks for badly damaged platoons (his HMG commander for instance passed 3x sole survivor tests). In the end I threw both the JS 2 and Vals at the objective as it was literally my last chance to avoid another time out loss and despite the odds it paid off- I was very lucky to get more than 3 points out of that one.
A tough force to face and my second large infantry force in a fair fight mission- enough of the infantry Bede, surely there are some panzer IVs or stug companies somewhere to face!