And he got the die rolls too The Trench Raid was critical in allowing his unit to ignore the waterway.
Sadly, the details of Game 1 are lost to the fogs of memory (sorry!). My Allies won, 10-7, 10-8 or maybe even 10-9, but, in any case, Togan's capable Allies did better today, and so he will represent the Allied cause in the finals. Best of luck to him!
PS: if I find the log on my other computer I'll attach it.
Gonzo (Allies) 10 medals
Jim (German) 9 medals
Allied forces creeps forward with mediocre cards. German sets up forward defense and shoots up Allied inf, then moves mortars forward to get the 1 pt units on back row. Allied Tanks and inf make german forward defense pay as hardly any German reinforcements move up. Germans came close, then Allies took objectives. Very close
Gonzo (German) 10 medals
Jim (Allies) 7 medals
Alllies quickly assault on left, killing both German inf and shortly after taking objective medals. British left then stalls after crossing river. German reinforcements move up while art and MG shoot up British right. Bridge repaired and male tank crosses causing havoc. German inf asault on it gets 10 misses for confimation and then they are shot to pieces, but Tank bogged into town. On the next confirmation rolled two confirms and blew it up. That was definately the deciding factor. Thanks to Jim for truly exciting match.
Sorry for short notice guys. I’d like to play that final scenario of the tournament even though I didn’t earn it. Anyone up for a game tomorrow during the day? Friday evening and Saturday are tough for me, but I’m game to give it a go Friday during the day. I will check back here later tonight and again by 9:00 am Friday. I am on Central Time (USA). If that time doesn’t work, propose a time and I’ll get back to you.
ToganAlper (French) : 8 medals won :13 figures lost
gonzo(German) : 4 medals won: 27 figures lost
The French decided to attack without losing any time from the flanks. Using their specialized teams on both sides they pushed strong and managed to scare and send on of the machine gun units back to the baseline. Once getting into the first trench line, with some lucky card draws, the french managed to move fast and not to let the germans recover. The germans had only one medal from recon and one unit killed and it was 7/2, but the brave german field artillery, unlike the drunken reserve artillery guys, was able in one salvo to kill the adjacent full strenght tank unit, while being only one strenght himself. This took the score to 7:4.
At the very start of the next turn, the french was able to kill this very same unit even before the start of a central assault, using a three of a kind card. The total score was 8:4.
Which will make the next game very tense and exciting for both sides. As always it was a pleasure to play with gonzo and brush off the dust of our rules. This is definately the worst one written among all the very good ones of the other C&Cs. You can clearly see the difference a publisher can bring to the table. GMT versus ...
Great War Final Game 2
Gonzo (French) 8 medals 22 figs killed
toganalper (German) 4 medals 19 figs killed
French start with mata hari and ditch a recon out of german hands. Two French recons start game with great draws to right side. Activated all units with Advance over top combat card with poor die rolls and tank bog right next to 2 Germans. German art on target repeatedly. They kill 2 other units and got a tank with long range and art fire. German art on target repeatedly. The 2 Germans die but now 4-2 German. Since Gonzo got only 4 medals first game, Toganalper only needed one more but forgot to play a recon as a medal. French then attack in center and Germans rush reinf from right to center, to lose two to tanks with overruns. Last German inf on left closes to prevent French from taking back row, but leaves him alive with 1 and succumbs himself to a Butt and Bayonet. French rolling now hot and German good luck runs out. French take all 3 trench lines and pin art with a 4 pt unit.
So final score is 12-12 medals and 46-35 figures. Toganalper wins! So the missed recon didn,t cost him the match, thankfully. A tightly played match and always fun with Samim.