alecrespi replied the topic: 012 - Somme (Mametz Wood) - 7-10 July 1916
Played yesterday night with a friend of mine.
I played British placing my bomber on left flank.
My friend placed 2 bomber in german right flank (facing mine) and the other one on german left side.
Brits tried to advance mainly on right side (more units and more cards) while Germans pushed on the other side.
The last turn British units were really near victory taking advantage of "Break through" rule, but Germans wins gaining their last 2 VP (1 for killing a unit and 1 for "Brit race against time" rule).
Really tense and enjoyable. Final Result:
Germans: 7 VP
British: 5 VP
I saw them tie a soldier to a cartwheel with his arms outstretched as a punishment. I also knew of men who did themselves in. British soldiers weary of sitting in the trenches who cut their throats during leave. If order hadn't been maintained, they would have deserted. They were coerced. When you're in the army, you can't just do whatever you want. ~~~ Gaston Boudry, in the Belgian book 'Van den Grooten Oorlog' ~~~