The Great War Mini Tournament 2 - The Somme

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4 years 6 months ago #330 by chris01
chris01 replied the topic: The Great War Mini Tournament 2 - The Somme
Just to be absolutely clear, a question came up during our game, when the Scenario rules say 'gain 1 temporary Medal at the start their turn when one or more units occupy and German trench hex', does it mean - gain 1 medal each turn the condition is achieved or does it mean gain one and keep that one while the condition is retained. I took the decision it was the later but feel I should just get that confirmed.

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4 years 6 months ago #331 by Mark McG
Mark McG replied the topic: The Great War Mini Tournament 2 - The Somme
the latter is correct

Temporary Medals only persist while the conditions are met, and are lost immediately the conditions are lost.
Permanent Medals are gained without possibility of loss.

"Feed the troops on victory"- Gen. Sir John Monash

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4 years 6 months ago - 4 years 6 months ago #332 by Mark McG
Mark McG replied the topic: The Great War Mini Tournament 2 - The Somme
Round 1
Scenario: 008 - Somme (Hawthorn Ridge Mine Explosion) - 1 July 1916
Mark McG (German) 6 banners, 20 figures lost
theimman (Allies) 3 banners, 28 figures lost

Initial Allied Trench raid became a Trench stay, and Allies infested the Mine crater. So 2 medals down from Turn 1. Lack of Centre cards to fire the artillery at the Allied reserves crossing NML in the open had me gnashing my teeth!!

Bit by bit, it turned around. Firstly flushing out the Trench lodger, and then the artillery started to fire. Allied artillery seemed far more effective, crushing my trenches, but an ill advised attack on the flanks, where he went over the top and stopped, let my machine guns make mincemeat of them.

In the end, the British still infested the Mine crater, but time ran short (1 Recon medal), and the artillery wore down the centre reserves. Quite a long game, about 90 minutes.

A few things I learned or recollected in this scenario;
1. You don't get HQ tokens when using 'Direct from HQ' commands. Those stars are a miss!!
2. If you retreat 1 hex out of the Reserve Artillery target, you get any subsequent attack on that hex.


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4 years 6 months ago #335 by plainscape GW
plainscape GW replied the topic: The Great War Mini Tournament 2 - The Somme
Scenario 10 - Somme (Sausage Valley & La Boisselle) - 1 July 1916
plainscape (German) 7 banners 12 figures lost
theimann (Allies) 3 banners 22 figures lost

This was an unfortunately bloody battle for the British. theimann began with a strong attack on his left flank trying to take the crater and my trenches. But I was able to repel him well and with the help of Mata Hari cut down his options early. He was never able to gain that much desired foothold in my trenches but sacrificed many men trying to break in. Time eventually ran out for the Allies and the Germans won the day. I got really lucky on some of my rolls and hard combinations.
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4 years 6 months ago #336 by mk20336
mk20336 replied the topic: The Great War Mini Tournament 2 - The Somme
Mark,
will you please update results page ( www.commandsandcolors.net/thegreatwar/ar...aments/125-mt02.html ) so that we can check current status of tournament?

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4 years 6 months ago #337 by Mark McG
Mark McG replied the topic: The Great War Mini Tournament 2 - The Somme

mk20336 wrote: Mark,
will you please update results page ( www.commandsandcolors.net/thegreatwar/ar...aments/125-mt02.html ) so that we can check current status of tournament?


Done.. you are home & hosed

"Feed the troops on victory"- Gen. Sir John Monash

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4 years 6 months ago #338 by mk20336
mk20336 replied the topic: The Great War Mini Tournament 2 - The Somme
Thanks!

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4 years 6 months ago #341 by Mark McG
Mark McG replied the topic: The Great War Mini Tournament 2 - The Somme
Scenario 10 - Somme (Sausage Valley & La Boisselle) - 1 July 1916
Mark McG (German) 7 banners 15 figures lost
CapitanBlood (Allies) 3 banners 22 figures lost

A push through the woods was repelled, and the British then tried to rush across Sausage Valley, suffering crossfire from Machine guns.
British never really made it into the German trenchline, and suffered as a result.


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4 years 5 months ago #350 by Mark McG
Mark McG replied the topic: The Great War Mini Tournament 2 - The Somme
1 match to be played

Round 3
plainscape vs Capitanblood. Match determines the Semi-finals for both groups

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4 years 5 months ago #351 by plainscape GW
plainscape GW replied the topic: The Great War Mini Tournament 2 - The Somme
I'm sending an email out with my availability to Captainblood.

I'm just curious though: has he been getting any of my emails? I haven't heard from him yet.

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