Played AP6 Savannah Rain. I had the attacking Italians/Germans so before the game I shook my friend's hand and said congratulations on the win. I mean really, this scenario puts the poor Italians in a horrible starting position. No cover, no smoke, and a lot of open ground to cross to take out elite Americans in stone buildings. The only way I thought I might be able to pull this off was by spreading my men out a little more than half the length of board 43 with most of the extra men towards the east. I ran forward in straight lines and the western section of the line got their teeth kicked in. Not a lot of kills but a lot of ELR breaks. The eastern side fared a bit better but I still had a lot of broken men there as well. The 150mm OBA pounded a group and by the end of turn one, my western flank was in shambles. The eastern side was on the ropes. Then a funny thing happened. I (finally) broke one squad on the eastern side and that gave me just enough room to make yet another mad dash towards the city on that side. Once my tanks came in, I was able to pin down several squads in the east. By turn four, the tables were turning and the Americans were on the defensive. Though a lot of men were broken, 1/2 squads, or conscripts, the sheer weight of my numbers began tell. I bagged five prisoners and took out two more squads. With my tanks pinching the Americans from the north, west, and east and my ragtag mass of men on the east pushing relentlessly forward, my friend called it quits. He just didn't have enough men to hold back everything that was coming his way. We played 6 (of 8) turns and let me tell you, we both agreed it was grueling! We were both mentally exhausted at the end of the scenario. How do I know? Besides the fact that we both agreed on this point, we started making small errors that we usually don't make i.e. forgetting to move a tank, taking a potshot at a broken squad to keep it DM, running men out in front of obvious clear LOS shots, etc. None of these things were game changers, it just proved to us how much was going on and how taxing it was on us. In the end, however, was it fun? We both said no. I think the Italians have a seriously tough go in this scenario. If they can luck out like I did and hold until the German tanks come on, they might have a shot. The Americans have to hold a long line with few men. Reinforce a collapsing side opens the other vacated side to possible counterattack. Having said that, with just slightly better rolls from the Americans on turn one, the game could've been over quick. Worth a playing, I suppose, but be prepared for a very short - or very long - game.