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1 month 3 weeks ago #5629 by Mark-McG
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OT 2018 Round 5

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1 month 3 weeks ago - 1 month 3 weeks ago #5630 by mantra
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Game 1
Mantra (Allies): 9
scipio1zama (French): 4

The battle began with the early turns positioning across the board. The Prussians doing their best to soften up the French with their arty before the any push. The French pulling up their cavalry. The French showed some early pluck by charging into the Prussians on their left. Both sides were holding TCs (Break the square, and First strike). The end result was that a Prussian unit was bannered. However, in the counter attack, all 3 French LC and their leader were wiped off the board. I was surprised the French went so deep here...and they paid the price. The Prussians then tried to set up a bayonet charge on the other side of the field and just before they were going to charge the French tried again on their left, this time with Inf. To the French relief, the attack worked, bagging a bunch of banners and keeping the Prussians off balanced for a few rounds. Slowly the Prussians cleaned up the French threat on the left and glided home for the victory with the Inf. charge that was set up many turns ago. Lots of fun with tense moments. Good scenario...maybe my favorite played in this tournament.
Last edit: 1 month 3 weeks ago by mantra. Reason: entered in the wrong banner count (8 instead of 9) for the Prussians

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1 month 3 weeks ago #5631 by mantra
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Here is the game file for Game 1

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1 month 3 weeks ago #5632 by Bangla
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Hi
This is a message to Kandras78 to please read his personal messages, and then get in contact with me at the email address given. I've tried to message him twice to set up our games, so this posting is a last resort :(
Cheers
Bangla

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1 month 3 weeks ago - 1 month 3 weeks ago #5633 by scipio1zama
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Game 2
Mike Stanley (scipio1zama) Prussians – 9 banners
Chris McKerron (Mantra) French – 7 banners
Early maneuvering took place on the Prussian left as I moved Light Troops into the woods and started lining up 2 artillery batteries and providing each with a leader. As I was setting this up, the French responded by subjecting my LT in the woods to constant effective fire and by moving their cavalry forward.

The idea was to use my Leader card to pummel the French units in Bleddin with the artillery. Then I got greedy and erred in moving the artillery too far forward. The French cavalry and infantry attacked in melee and in the ensuing kerfuffle, the Prussians lost both artillery pieces, a leader and a LN. This cost the French a LT, LN, and two LC. It also left the Prussians with a couple of 1-block LT to try to move out of harm’s way. While my three cavalry units blocked French access to the weakened LTs, they were also all but useless against the French garrison now ensconced in Bleddin, which the Prussians never took. Meanwhile, the French were also moving 3 infantry units from the center over toward their right to keep the pressure on, one of which soon killed a Prussian LC.

I had been holding a Bayonet Charge for a while, finding little use for it. Then I was able to Counterattack the French use of a La Grande Manoeuvre which gave me the opportunity to move my polyglot Prussian force (LT, GR and 2 LN) into position. Next turn the Bayonet Charge was on, greatly aided by excellent die rolls for my units and lackluster battle backs in return. Eventually this flank cost the French 2 LN and a LT, AND the Prussians were able to occupy both Wartenburg hexes for 2 additional banners (the Prussians losing a LN in the process.). A desperate final attack by the French on their right (which with luck could have cost the Prussians 2 units and a leader) killed just one RI.

Chris has reported on the other game, which he won as the Prussians. These were two long, but action-packed games, rough and tumble, but a lot of fun.
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1 month 2 weeks ago #5637 by EZPickins
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EZPickins (Prussians) 9 Banners
Gonzo (French) 7 Banners

The Prussians had some success on their left in the early going. Infantry with art support were able some to eliminate some of the French infantry. The cavalry then charged and killed Mecklinburg along with his infantry. They were driven off but soon returned to take out the last arty on this flank. The action the shifted to my right flank. I held on long enough to play GM and get units into and around Wartenburg which was held until the end. I also managed to get a battered LC into Bleddin a bit later

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. A few turns later the final blow came as a French LT couldn't survive the gauntlet as it suffered 4 attacks in an attempt to save itself. It was a fun game versus a very fine opponent.

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1 month 2 weeks ago #5638 by Gonzo
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Game 2
Gonzo (Prussian) 9 banners
EZPickens (French) 5 banners

Game progressed slowly as Prussian artillery whittled down several French units. French Cav charge was repulsed and small village taken. French held Wartenburg securely, but French push in the middle met with withering range fire before they could close. Great match and a most worthy opponent.

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1 month 2 weeks ago #5639 by RiverWanderer
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Hoping to hear from Toganalper to arrange our games...no reply to my pm from a few days ago, so posting here in case anyone can contact him for me.

Thank you,

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1 month 2 weeks ago #5640 by soul1st
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Hi

This is a message to Stanislav27 to please read his personal messages in order to set up our game for round 5

Regards,

soul1st

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1 month 2 weeks ago #5641 by Bangla
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Hello
If Kandras78 is on the forum at the moment, I hope he realises we're supposed to be playing now. Fingers crossed he sees this.

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