Following his success at Pflattburg, Army Blue's General pushed on towards the strategically important town of St. Jakob, a major hub in Army Red's supply chain. His advance was blocked, however, by an approaching Red force that held some high ground controlling the St. Jakob Road.
Blue's game objective was to have at least 4 units on the Western third of the board by the end of the game; Red had to make sure this didn't happen. The game is, of course, inspired by Tank and Infantry Action on the St James Road, from Donald Featherstone's War Games (1962).
The battlefield rises gently towards the West. The stream in the East can be crossed by all units; Infantry and cavalry lose one grid movement, artillery require a full turn to cross. Only Light Infantry may enter the dense wooded areas. Rott's Farm (the building) counts as a built-up area.
|End of turn 1 - Red's cavalry trot down to head off Blue's approaching horse|
|Cavalry melee begins|
|Army Blue steadily advances|
|As the afternoon wears on Blue's advance stalls as attrition takes its toll|
|Close to getting troops on the high ground, Blue reaches Exhaustion Point|
|The end of the battle with Army Red holding the objective|