We played the encounter scenario using Richard's Germans (played by himself and Michael) and Mark W's US forces (played by Mark and myself).
These lucky guys made it to a tree line.
A command blunder saw the loss of an AT unit. Note the FAO in the trees by the road.
After initially failing to come on, the tanks then charged to the top of a hill and were annihilated. My fault, I should have lurked.
After the loss of my armour my troops went to ground while artillery fire was brought in. While it didn't do a lot of damage to the German armour, it did catch their infantry out in the open. The resultant carnage took the Germans past their breakpoint. They hung on for one extra turn, but by turn 7 (of 8) it was all over. Close run thing as the US forces were reaching their breaking point as well.