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006 - Loos (Fight for the trenches) - 29 September to 3 October 1915

1 1 1 1 1 Rating 93% (3 Votes)
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Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  44 %
Total plays 9 - Last reported by Wittz8 on 2020-09-10 06:27:18

Historical background

The Battle of Loos was fought between September 25 and October 15, 1915. With most of the major fighting along the rest of the front coming to an end, the trenches of Hohenzollern Redoubt became a priority, as both sides send reinforcements to the area. Desperate close fighting continues for control of the Hohenzollern Redoubt, but in the following days, the Germans manage to push the British back to their initial position.

The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.


Starting Assets

  Command Cards Combat Cards HQ Tokens Reserve Artillery Rifle Units Machine Gun Units Mortar Units Bomber Units  
Germans 5 3 6 4 7 2 1 3 Move First 
British 5 3 6 4 7 2 2 2   

Victory Medals: 7

  • 1 Medal for each unit eliminated.
  • The three trench lines in the Hohenzollern Redoubt form a Temporary Majority Medal Objective (start turn) worth 1 Medal for the side that occupies absolute majority of the hexes in the group. Place a Victory Medal, with the German side faceup, on the trench to indicate it is controlled at the start of the scenario.

Special Rules

  • To determine the starting player, both sides roll 2 targeting dice. The player that rolls the highest total will move first.
  • Reserve Artillery Observation Advantage is with the side that has the majority of units adjacent to or occupying “The Dump”. The side with the Observation Advantage first targeting die does not cost an HQ. However, the maximum number of targeting dice rolled still remains the same.



Tags: Base Game, British, German, Western Front, Medals: 7

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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' ~~~