The Great War Mini-Tournament 6 Nivelles Offensive

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1 year 7 months ago #1083 by Mark McG
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The Great War Mini-Tournament 6
 
The Nivelles Offensive



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The Great War Mini-Tournament 6 Nivelles Offensive

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

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1 year 7 months ago - 1 year 7 months ago #1085 by mk20336
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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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1 year 7 months ago #1087 by mk20336
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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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1 year 7 months ago - 1 year 7 months ago #1088 by Mark McG
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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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1 year 7 months ago #1089 by mk20336
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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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1 year 7 months ago #1091 by gotigerssc
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Round 1, 253 - Nivelle Offensive (St. Quentin) - 1-4 April 1917

Player 1 (German) gotigerssc 6 medals, 22 figures lost
Player 2 (French) Toganalper 5 medals, 24 figures lost

I agree with Mark that this one looked like a French steamroller, but it didn't work out that way. The French used their reserve artillery early and often, but they could not get a hit at any decent rate. The Germans repositioned their MG and mortar units to a better support position, which proved critical at the end. Pot shots were exchanged for a while until the French assaulted the center and advanced over the top. Followed by a French assault on the German left. However, that left a lot of targets on open ground for subsequent German turns and they took advantage. Germans counterattacked a recon card for the 5th medal and used a storm of fire to end it. The French had a hand of recon cards for most of the game and could never get a full assault going due to it.

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1 year 6 months ago #1092 by Gonzo
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Round 1

Player 1 (German) Gonzo 6 medals 15 figs lost
Player 2 (French) Cleston27 3 medals 21 figs lost

Game opened with MG barrage from Germans. French inf never really recovered from that. Traded medals until Germans nailed down a bogged tank for fianl 2 medals.
Thanks to Samim for fun game and teaching me the ropes.

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1 year 6 months ago #1094 by toganalper
toganalper replied the topic: The Great War Mini-Tournament 6 Nivelles Offensive
Round 1

Player 1 (German) Gonzo 6 medals 15 figs lost
Player 2 (French) Cleston27 3 medals 21 figs lost

Game opened with MG barrage from Germans. French inf never really recovered from that. Traded medals until Germans nailed down a bogged tank for fianl 2 medals.
Thanks to Samim for fun game and teaching me the ropes.

Taken from The Great War - Commands & Colors Series website.
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This one is actually Round 4
and the French player is actually me toganalper and not clexton :))

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1 year 6 months ago #1095 by Mark McG
Mark McG replied the topic: The Great War Mini-Tournament 6 Nivelles Offensive
Togan, can you re-edit that entirely please, because it is the most confusing report I have every read.

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

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1 year 6 months ago #1097 by mk20336
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Has any of you guys got hold of Clexton27?

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