With the Bridge now ready to blow, the priority for the British commander is to recover A and B Companies to the home bank and destroy the bridge before the enemy tanks break through.
At last luck changes for the British, with a high troop activation dice throw, two of the Chieftains depoly on to the high ground, following more good luck as the Artillery Forward Observer requests a fire mission to take out the annoying Swatter ATGW launcher. His request for fire is granted by being allocated a regiment of 155mm guns. Five rounds fire for effect sees 90 shells slam into the hill, obliterating the BRDM Swatter launcher:
On the other hand, the Soviets have a very poor activation; limited to just one pot shot at a Chieftain, that misses.
This pause allows the British infantry to break clean and pull back, and the Chieftains to take up their new fire positions on the higher ground:
The battle is a win for the British, although they lose over a third of their infantry and tanks. However; the Soviet advance has been halted for the time being.
The last headlong assault was very costly for the soviet commander. He has lost over half of his tanks and failed to take his main objective, the bridge.