The Great War Mini-Tournament 6 Nivelles Offensive

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The Great War Mini-Tournament 6

 

The Nivelles Offensive

Scenarios
Rnd 1 253 - Nivelle Offensive (St. Quentin) - 1-4 April 1917
Rnd 2 254 - Nivelle Offensive (La Folie Farm) - 4 April 1917
Rnd3 255 - Nivelle Offensive (Caronne) - 16 April 1917
Rnd 4 256 - Nivelle Offensive (Caronne Afternoon) - 16 April 1917
Semi 257 - Nivelle Offensive (Berry-au-Bac) - 16 April 1917
Final 258 - Nivelle Offensive (Moulin-de-Laffaux) - 5 May 1917

Tournament Draw

Deadline: 28 February 2021 (but earlier would be better)

This table shows the match-ups and scenarios for each round.  The first player will play the German side and the second player will play the French side.

Preliminary Rounds Scenario: 
  German French
Round 1 Mark McG EZPickins 253 - Nivelle Offensive (St. Quentin) - 1-4 April 1917
mk20336 mirkobruner
gotigerssc toganalper
Gonzo Clexton27
Round 2 Mark McG mirkobruner 254 - Nivelle Offensive (La Folie Farm) - 4 April 1917
mk20336 toganalper
gotigerssc Clexton27
Gonzo EZPickins
Round 3 Mark McG toganalper 255 - Nivelle Offensive (Caronne) - 16 April 1917
mk20336 Clexton27
gotigerssc EZPickins
Gonzo mirkobruner
Round 4 Mark McG Clexton27 256 - Nivelle Offensive (Caronne Afternoon) - 16 April 1917
mk20336 EZPickins
gotigerssc mirkobruner
Gonzo toganalper

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Round #

Player 1 (German) x medals, xx figures lost

Player 2 (French) x medals, xx figures lost

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mk20336 replied the topic: #1089 1 day 18 hours ago
Round 2 ,254 - Nivelle Offensive (La Folie Farm) - 4 April 1917

Player 1 (German) mk20336 5 medals, 10 figures lost
Player 2 (French) Togan 2 medals, 23 figures lost

After first attack I thought Togan has me :) He pushed my two units from trenches on his left / my right and was ready to follow-up. My 8d (!!!) storm of fire helped to prevent this. The field art is also a deadly unit - I think I played first time with it. All in all, piece by piece, Germans won war of attrition.

Thanks to Togan for fun play!

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Mark McG replied the topic: #1088 2 days 14 hours ago
Round 1, 253 - Nivelle Offensive (St. Quentin) - 1-4 April 1917

Player 1 (German) Mark McG 6 medals, 11 figures lost
Player 2 (French) EZPickens 3 medals, 29 figures lost

My initial impression was the French would roll over the top of the Germans, but the open ground was deadly (as were my dice). French came up their Right first, but we pushed back with 3 losses. Then they came up the centre, taking a hill hex, but a one Recon card and a deadly crossfire of LMGs gave the German another 2 medals. The last push on the French left against village took a nasty Butt & Bayonets for the 6th medal.

Germans stand and fire, with a bit of movement on the hills.

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mk20336 replied the topic: #1087 2 days 16 hours ago
Round 1, 253 - Nivelle Offensive (St. Quentin) - 1-4 April 1917

Player 1 (German) mk20336 6 medals, 11 figures lost
Player 2 (French) mirkobruner 5 medals, 30 figures lost

One of the most exciting TGW games I played. Germans were almost whole game behind, with cards mainly on right section where not too much action happened. I lost two villages for permanent points, two hills plus a unit and was at the verge of defeat. Counter attack at hills and constant back and forth allowed - after lucky roll in last turn (3 hits on 3d) Central Powers to prevail.

Thanks to Mirko for great game!

PS. My log did not save properly so I am attaching the picture from the end of our game.

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mk20336 replied the topic: #1085 1 week 2 days ago
Round 4, 256 - Nivelle Offensive (Caronne Afternoon)

Player 1 (German) mk20336 6 medals, 18 figures lost
Player 2 (French) EZPickins 4 medals, 14 figures lost

This is one of the most unusual TGW scenarios I have seen. French tanks behind the German lines. No shelling, a lot of French units i open terrain. So we had quick and bloody game in which my 3 recons had a decisive factor in German victory. has not played the game for long time, good to have another MT going on!

Thanks to John for fun play!

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