I forgot about the Superior Armour! He had to have been damaged first or the SA would have made it impossible with only 6 attack dice.
Even still, excellent job. Glad to see where the Nashorn fits in...I've never been comfortable using them in most matches.
Actually, he just rolled REALLY bad. I forget who had the quote "bad roles hurt you more than good ones" but I love that quote. He did do the smartest thing however, he backed his tank into a corner so there was 2 hexes of hill between him and my Nashorn. He knew that his tank stould a MUCH better chance at surviving a blow from my Howitzer than the Nashorn. He was right. He did have a BETTER chance but he still got cornered and killed. All because instead of using that tank aggressively to secure key lanes in the field, he tried to hide it the whole game like a chess player who protects his queen when sacraficing her can divert attention away from a swift checkmate by other pieces.
I think it was Ducky who said that one tank on the field is to draw fire and the other is to engage. In a 300 point battle we both had 4 to 5 vehicles on the field but the same strategies apply. I LOVE the Nashorn. It can sit in the back of the field and rain hell on any tank on the board ignoring one hex of cover if it's in the hills. The one tank I ALWAYS use without exception is the Brummbar. I only have one out of all the packs of that set I bought. (hundreds of dollars)
None the less, that single tank has always more than paid for itself by bombarding key positions with multiple units using cover. It's a stone cold troop killer that's tough as nails. I call it the "Makes it rain" tank. Raining fire from the fixed howitzer on villages and forests turning everything into smoking rubble, blood and dirt. I'm in love with the thing in case you can't tell.