The Great War Mini Tournament 5 - French

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3 months 3 days ago - 3 months 3 days ago #1045 by Mark McG
Mark McG replied the topic: The Great War Mini Tournament 5 - French
Scenario 244 - Verdun (Fort Douamont) - 25 February 1916

Mark McG (French) 6 Medals 5 figures Lost.
theimann (Germans) 1 Medals 25 figures lost

German attacks were mainly up the middle, trying to slip around the French trench and into the fortress. Things turned nasty when a Rush and Rotation pushed them right up next to a nearly empty fort, but some short supplies and French counterattack managed to hold them off.

1 French medal for a Recon, the rest honestly earned.

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"Feed the troops on victory"- Gen. Sir John Monash
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2 months 1 week ago - 2 months 1 week ago #1048 by Mark McG
Mark McG replied the topic: The Great War Mini Tournament 5 - French
Scenario 244 - Verdun (Fort Douamont) - 25 February 1916
Pickelhaube (French) 4 Medals 15 figures Lost.
Mark McG (Germans) 6 Medals 18 figures lost

A swift and determine German attack up the Left flank, aided by a Rotate card to capture the fortress (3 medals), whilst the French did their delay thing.. 2 medals

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2 months 1 week ago - 2 months 1 week ago #1049 by Mark McG
Mark McG replied the topic: The Great War Mini Tournament 5 - French
Scenario 245 - Verdun (Across the Meuse) - 6-9 March 1916

Picklehaub (Germans): 6 medal 28 figures lost
Mark McG (French): 7 medals 31 figures lost

French were down 5-2 in this one, and I was pretty sure I was gone. Persevered to try and grab a few more medals, just to make it respectable. Another glass of wine to wash down my medicine.

5 medals later, with 2 Rush & Rotations to keep my presence in the woods, still trying to work out how I emerged from this as victor.

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2 months 1 week ago #1051 by Mark McG
Mark McG replied the topic: The Great War Mini Tournament 5 - French
So I have been reviewing the state of the various C&C Tournaments, and the associated deadlines. I don't recall we have particularly given a deadline for this tournament, but the pace seems to have significantly slowed. Being a Round Robin, it is more difficult to judge progress, so I am keen to get all the games played.

However, it can't linger on forever.. so to that end I'm setting 30 Sept as the deadline. There are 11 matches remaining to be played, so this seems not an impossible deadline.

It should also allow those players with outstanding matches in the C&C Napoleonics tournaments to concentrate there for the 31 August deadline. Please get those done.

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

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1 month 3 weeks ago #1052 by mirkobruner
mirkobruner replied the topic: The Great War Mini Tournament 5 - French
243 - Verdun (Samogneux) - 24 February 1916

Pickelhaube (Germans) 24 Figures Lost - 3 Victory Banners.
MirkoBruner (French) 15 Fig Lost - 7 Victory Banners.

After a good initial shelling, the Germans started to advance on the right flank, the French machine gun positioned in the buildings stopped the advancing at least for this first turn.Further attack on the right flank with a Big Show Card by the Germans almost annihilated the french infantry positioned in the buildings and a Direct from HQ played by the French eliminated the first Infantry Unit of the Germans.

The real combat begins.On the third turn, the Germans play a replacement card and succeed in reaching the line of the buildings in Samogneux inflicting further damage on the nearby infantry unit. It is mandatory to repel the advance of the Germans, a Forward Card by the Allies helps them to eliminate the infantry unit that has just arrived.

Mainly the game is played on the left flank of the French, where the Germans are great in advancing and taking control of the buildings of Samogneux. Good rolls for the French are frequent.
The only problem is that for three turns they don't have any card to play on that side.Two Recon Cards played by the French help them in succeeding in this scenario. Last turn of the French with a Machine Gun Barrage shatters any tactical advance of the Germans.

Again good rolls put an end to the game.

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1 month 2 weeks ago #1053 by mirkobruner
mirkobruner replied the topic: The Great War Mini Tournament 5 - French
246 - Verdun Le Mort Homme

MirkoBruner - (Germans) 6 Victory Banners - 12 Units Lost
Pickelhaube - (French) 1 Victory Banner - 16 Units Lost

The first turn of the Germans is to move the machine gun in the Center Section.
It will be this same Machine Gun that will secure victory to the Germans. The attackers have overall good cards and excellent dice rolls, when needed and the game will be played mostly on the left section of the Germans. An Officer unit and a Machine Gun Unit in the Center Section will distract the French long enough

A masterly Played "Lost Messenger Card" from the French will delay the advancing of the Germans.

A German Bomber unit will be able to pierce through the fortified position on the Hill of the "Morte Homme" and from there on many other Units will Follow. The French tries to repel the attackers but in vain and 2 Butts and Bayonets Cards at the right time will inflict severe damages to the defenders.

One last attack by the Center Machine Gun will eliminate the last Unit needed for victory.

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1 month 1 week ago #1054 by toganalper
toganalper replied the topic: The Great War Mini Tournament 5 - French
Dear All,
Seems like, if we are going to play a final four in this tournament. The remaining final games will not change the finalists whatever the outcome. It also seems that Mark McG will most probably be the 1. rank followed by gotigerssc, mk20336 and toganalper. If Mark plays one more game and receives at least 5 medals this should be a %100 seeding. Do we want to play the Qfinals ? Do we want all thew games to be finished ? Since Mark did not call a final date do we want all games finished by any given date ? What are your thoughts, and Mark what is your plan ?

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1 month 1 week ago #1055 by Mark McG
Mark McG replied the topic: The Great War Mini Tournament 5 - French
Deadline is 30 September.. definite

My understanding is the Viridovilas is out due to personal circumstances beyond his control, so 3 matches are unplayable.
The matches between theimman and Pickelhaube are stalled because of scheduling
Tom has indicated the other matches will be played, some are scheduled for today.

In terms of determining the finalists, I was considering the average score of each player
so for example, I have 86 medals from 14 games, average of 6.1
Togan has 89 points from 16 games, an average of 5.6

I'll update the results table to show averages, but it is likely it shows what Togan suggests.

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

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1 month 5 days ago - 1 month 5 days ago #1058 by theimann
theimann replied the topic: The Great War Mini Tournament 5 - French

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Scenerio 242 - Verdun (Beaumont) - 22 February 1916

mirkobruner (French) - 4 medals, 20 figures lost
theimann(German) - 6 medals, 22 figures lost

The Huns put a human wave against the French Left. Their fortified positions were swarmed like an anthill. Mistakes were made but the Germans prevailed by taking the trench and the buildings around this sector. If only HQ would have been paying attention.
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1 month 3 days ago #1059 by mk20336
mk20336 replied the topic: The Great War Mini Tournament 5 - French
I am ok with any method, seems that total VPs and average brings similar results.

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