The Great War Mini Tournament 5 - French

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5 months 1 week ago #1019 by toganalper
toganalper replied the topic: The Great War Mini Tournament 5 - French
Scenario 246 Verdun
toganalper (Germans) 6 medals, 12 figures lost
theiman (French) 3 Medals, 17 figures lost


The Germans started with a big forward move on both flanks supported with MG fire from the center. The Germans continued wit an infantry assault on the left wing and succeeded to break into Le Mort Homme and into the trenches. The surprise Ambush and a great handgrenade attack from the French made it possible to kill the Engineering Squadron and the FOO team of the Germans. Needing just one more medal to win the confrontation. The Germans assaulted into the fortified position on their right flank and were managed to take over the fortification, which finished the game.

Thanks a Lot to theiman for the nice game.

Since this was my last game in this tournament, I would also like to thank to MarkG for organizing this great Tournament. I am looking forward to see you all in other events.


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5 months 1 week ago #1020 by mk20336
mk20336 replied the topic: The Great War Mini Tournament 5 - French
As for the next tournaments, I am really waiting for the RedAlert module:
boardgamegeek.com/thread/2394372/article/34794397#34794397

Would there be people willing to play?

PS. I am also in last phases of planning CCM + CCA Late Roman Empire Tournament proposal. We shall see if there will be people willing to play.

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5 months 1 week ago #1021 by Viridovilas
Viridovilas replied the topic: The Great War Mini Tournament 5 - French
244 - Verdun (Fort Douamont) - 25 February 1916

Viridovilas (German) 6 medals, 8 figures lost
theimann (French) 2 Medals, 19 figures lost

The French decided to heavily fortify the Douaumont village, but German took another path anticipating what would have happened 24 years later with the Maginot line on a larger scale. The 24th Regiment therefore attacked on its left wing, swarming the Adjutant Chenot defence that was overwhelmed (only nice rolls and even better cards obviously permitted the German to conduct the over-described manoeuvre)

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5 months 1 week ago #1022 by toganalper
toganalper replied the topic: The Great War Mini Tournament 5 - French
To Your Question :


PS. I am also in last phases of planning CCM + CCA Late Roman Empire Tournament proposal. We shall see if there will be people willing to play.


I am very willing

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5 months 1 week ago #1023 by Mark McG
Mark McG replied the topic: The Great War Mini Tournament 5 - French
Red Alert - probably, I haven't tried it yet, mainly because a 2D space game seemed odd.

I put this up, but I think yours is better
www.commandsandcolors.net/medieval/forum...-tournament-mt2.html

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

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5 months 1 week ago #1024 by mk20336
mk20336 replied the topic: The Great War Mini Tournament 5 - French

Mark McG wrote: Red Alert - probably, I haven't tried it yet, mainly because a 2D space game seemed odd.

I put this up, but I think yours is better
www.commandsandcolors.net/medieval/forum...-tournament-mt2.html


While space game in 2D might seem strange, I am very keen on trying two mechanics:
- free set-up of the forces based on the drawn card where you buy units
- victory points based the strength of the unit (in TGW words, killing INF would be still 1 VP, but Mortar of MG 2 VPs, while Tank 5VPs); would be interesting and can drive completely different board behaviours

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5 months 1 week ago - 5 months 1 week ago #1025 by mirkobruner
mirkobruner replied the topic: The Great War Mini Tournament 5 - French
Scenario 241 Verdun Bois de Caures

MirkoBruner: French, 6 Medals 19 figures Lost.
Gotigerscc: Germans, 5 Medals 16 Figures Lost.


Germans begin to attack strongly on the Right side of the Field. In the first wave the machine gun positioned in the Bunker is able to repel the units getting closer, but on the second wave the position is taken and the bunker falls.

Combat continues mainly in the Right section with good rolls from Gotigerscc that seems unstoppable.
Two lucky Recon Cards for the French even somehow the score and the havoc that the Germans were bringing on their path.
A Trench Raid led by a French Officer gives a good blow to the attacker which is left with 1 standing and isolated unit in the Right Side of the Battlefield.

For a moment the Germans try to change tactic and move to the center and left side. A good first shelling of the artillery forces the units in the bunker to withdraw and do some damage to other units in the trenches. A center attack wipes out a french infantry unit, but then the attack returns to the Right Side.
The battle is truly an Head to Head to the last man standing and the rolling of the germans are well destructive on French officers who die in droves.

The French with a strike of luck though secures the game with a Surprise Ambush card and eliminates the last German unit that was trying to hold the counter attack hidden in the bunker.

Mi®ko Bruner
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5 months 5 days ago #1026 by Viridovilas
Viridovilas replied the topic: The Great War Mini Tournament 5 - French
Scenario 44 - Verdun (Fort Douamont) - 25 February 1916

Viridovilas (French) 6 Medals 8 figures Lost.
Gotigerscc (Germans) 4 Medals 22 figures lost


Germans concentrated their forces on their left wing, in order to avoid the French entrenchment around the village of Douamont. A well-coordinated attack put a lot of pressure on the fort defence, but Germans run out of time soon: two lucky recon cards at the very beginning of the battle proved decisive along with the prompt reposition of the French MG in the centre of the battlefield, able to pin part of the advancing enemy forces.

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5 months 5 days ago #1027 by Pickelhaube
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241 - Verdun (Bois Des Caures) - 21-22 February 1916

EZPickins (Germans) 4 Medals 26 Figures lost
Pickelhaube (French) 6 Medals 18 Figures lost

The battle was tense and either side could win in the end. The Germans managed to advance into the French trenches but lost a lot of figures while doing so. The French also lost a lot of troops. Furious fighting followed in the French trenches. The Germans took one of the bunkers and where close to eliminating a one strength unit and took a second bunker in their last turn. The French had already played three recon cards and were barely able to take one more German unit in the end, securing a win.

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5 months 5 days ago #1028 by theimann
theimann replied the topic: The Great War Mini Tournament 5 - French
Scenario 246 Verdun
theimann (Germans) 6 medals, 14 figures lost
mk20336 (French) 3 Medals, 24 figures lost

Some artillery softening of the French left was a prelude to an infantry assault. Once the wire-cutters, engineers, bombers, and officer lead troops swarmed, there was no looking back. The Germans captured Le Mort Homme and infiltrated the Gallic trench within a few turns. There were some feints and advances on the French left to spread the blood and effort. In the end, this was a sweep.
Question: who has been most successful with the French in this scenario?

TH

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