Despite a few mistakes we made with the rules (and my tactics, for my part), we had a smooth-flowing and enjoyable game. Start to finish was about three hours...not so bad considering it was our first time at it. And it was clear from our one close tabletop encounter, the close combat phase can be devastating, if not thought out and executed carefully.
An overview of the table, featuring Vidal's new Miniature Building Authority additions.
Another shot showing Vidal's (also new) Battlefront roads (ostensibly meant for 15mm gaming but quite suitable for the28s as well).
One of my German rifle sections working its way along a small hedgerow (Crusader figures...very nice indeed).
I couldn't resist after the game was over to throw some of my German vehicles on the road. These are Army Group North trucks and a Company B command car.