From: Genoa, Republic of Genoa (occupied by Italy)
I didn't think to take the right-side approach because of the woods and hills, since I thought it will slow down the advance (as a matter of fact, both Hetzer bogged in the woods hex but I was lucky and they managed to free themselves).
This time, after the pesky 57mm ran out of HE without inflicting too many losses, I managed to approach the gun line through the right woods and to kill both the 57mm and the 40mm (three out of 4 in CC .
I subsequently lost 2 1/2 squads by unnecessarily and foolishly moving in an open ground hex (I should have learnt not to do this the first time I played "The Guards Counterattack" back in 1985 ), and then the 57mm on the left killed one Hetzer, but on the very last turn I managed to exit 4 squads and one Hetzer.
All other approaches I attempted lead to a mix between a mechanized Balaklava and a WWI infantry assault, with the 40mm AA guns slaughtering German infantry and the Hetzer performing very poorly as wannabe StuGs (a role they were never designed for), as they usually fire 2 or 3 times before running out of HE.
Chasing Germans in the moonlight is no mean sport
Long Range Fire (A7.22)........1/2 FP