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The Great War Mini Tournament 4 - Cambrai

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3 months 2 weeks ago #884 by Mark McG
Mark McG replied the topic: The Great War Mini Tournament 4 - Cambrai
SEMI-FINALS
Scenario: 132 - Cambrai (Bourlon Village & Wood) - 23-25 November 1917
Germans
MarkMcG vs. Viridovilas

Brits
mk20336 vs. EZPickins

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3 months 2 weeks ago #885 by gcallarigw
gcallarigw replied the topic: The Great War Mini Tournament 4 - Cambrai
Tanks and stoßtruppen push on!

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3 months 1 week ago - 3 months 1 week ago #886 by Viridovilas
Viridovilas replied the topic: The Great War Mini Tournament 4 - Cambrai
Just a question:
I have given a look at the battle scheduled for the Semi-final.
How are we supposed to consider the case of British achieving a sudden victory due to no German unit occupying any Bourlon Wood hexes?

Shall we record it as a 9-0 victory of British? Or we may count the points German collected till the moment of the sudden victory...

Any ideas?

Max aka Viridovilas
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3 months 1 week ago #887 by gcallarigw
gcallarigw replied the topic: The Great War Mini Tournament 4 - Cambrai
In similar cases I played giving the maximum number of banners to the winning side, and what he actually achieved to the loser. So 9 to the British and what they have at the moment to the Germans.

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3 months 1 week ago #888 by Viridovilas
Viridovilas replied the topic: The Great War Mini Tournament 4 - Cambrai
Thanks Gabriele for the clarification

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3 months 1 week ago - 3 months 1 week ago #889 by Viridovilas
Viridovilas replied the topic: The Great War Mini Tournament 4 - Cambrai
Semifinals

Match1
Mark McG 6 banners, 24-block lost (British)
Viridovilas 9 banners, 30-block lost (German)

Match2
Mark McG 8 banners, 42-block lost (German)
Viridovilas 9 banners, 28-block lost (British)

It was a tough battle in both cases. My British tanks show a better efficiency than the Mark ones (i.e. they bogged down a lot less than his). And that was the main difference that led to the different outcome. In the first battle it proved to be decisive a machine gun provided with a heavy loader on the German right wing. It pinned for a while the British advance on that side of the battlefield, giving the rest of the army the time to reorganize and counterattack. During the return match, after an initial attack of the British infantries immediately repelled by the German defenders, the tanks took the centre of the stage and really proved to be unstoppable (they took an overall total of only two hits in the all battle). A final armoured charge on a machine gun fortified position on the British right closed the battle, after the allied had already secured the village of Bourlon.

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2 months 3 weeks ago #890 by mk20336
mk20336 replied the topic: The Great War Mini Tournament 4 - Cambrai
Guys,

just to update you - we play with Jon our semifinal games but due to the size of scenarios, timezone difference and vacation period it takes time to find enough amount of time :)

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2 months 3 weeks ago #891 by mk20336
mk20336 replied the topic: The Great War Mini Tournament 4 - Cambrai
Semifinals

Match1
mk20336 (Germans) 9 banners, 46-block lost
EzPickins (british) 8 banners, 34-block lost

That was long (2 sessions needed for that game), bloody (80 blocks lost in total - full 20 four-blocks units) and exciting game. Surprisingly, Germans had upper hand in the beginning but one nasty tank which bogged in trenches and absorbed like 20-30 attack dices was suborn to die. Finally it did but then the rest of forces was depleted and "paper lead" in VPs did not meant much. The game was exciting til the end and finished by the great German Combo - Storm of Fire + Mortar Barrage.

Great and exciting scenario!

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1 month 2 weeks ago #892 by mk20336
mk20336 replied the topic: The Great War Mini Tournament 4 - Cambrai
Semifinals

Match2
mk20336 (British) 9 banners, 18-blocks lost
EzPickins (Germans) 8 banners, 47-blocks lost

Writing a short report just as we finished. We both agreed that was one of the best TGW games we EVER played. I lost 3 tanks, had many 1 and 2 block units on the board. Germans had Physician twice as well as Replacements. I was at the verge of collapse but still my British pulled teh victory! A lot can be said about that game and scenario but definitely that will be a game to remember...

On a side not, sorry for keeping you waiting guys - holiday season resulted in problems with scheduling the game but finally we did it.

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1 month 2 weeks ago #893 by Mark McG
Mark McG replied the topic: The Great War Mini Tournament 4 - Cambrai
FINALS
Scenario: 130 - Cambrai (St. Quientin Canal) - 21 November 1917

Viridovilas vs mk20336

record both match results below
Good Luck to you both

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