Excellent Daz. Thanks. I think you're right. Or could be.... Here's what happened - and which I won't post pics for - I ran it with the plan I had and the 25 pounders didn't get anywhere near Panteleemon because they ran out of fuel.....oh dear...my idiotic planning, that. So I went back - via a save - and changed my mind, and placed them somewhere just sth of the ridge. Then I ran it until about 10am the following day, quick time. The panzers came, broke through and swept south.... They just swept past the 25 pounders, who didn't fire a single direct fire shot (the range was probably just over a kilometre) and came right round behind me. End of story, I would think. So then I went back, via another save, and ordered a withdrawal. As below. That's where I'm at now. I'll try this. My messing around means, however, that many units are now knackered from being ordered here, there and everywhere and I'm at even more of a disadvantage than I was.... Like I said, it's tough.... I'm by no means sure that this plan will work. Because once past the ridge there is so much space that why wait/pause to attack my defensive positions when you can just sweep past them? And that's if my poor foot-sloggers ever make it to the new positions.... We'll see.