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005 - Loos (German Counter-Attack) - 27 September 1915

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Total plays 5 - Last reported by MarkMcG on 2016-01-16 08:08:51

Historical background

The Battle of Loos was fought between September 25 and October 15, 1915. On September 27, the Germans launched a fierce counter attack in an attempt to regain control of “The Dump” and the Redoubt. Reinforced by various elements, the Germans succeeded in throwing back the men of the British Brigade, who were exhausted, having little food, water and sleep for 48 hours. Retaking “The Dump”, the Germans brought forward heavy machine guns, to support the attack against the Hohenzollern Redoubt trenches.

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 6 4 9 4 9 2 1 2 Move First 
British 5 3 6 4 4 2 2 1   

Victory Medals: 6

  • The German forces gain 1 Temporary Victory Medal at the start of their turn, when one or more units occupy any British trench hex in the front line. Place a Victory Medal, with the German side faceup, on the trench to indicate it is controlled.
  • The German forces are racing against time. The British player may take a Victory Medal, instead of taking two command cards, when playing a “Recon” command card.

Special Rules

  • German player does the No-Man’s-Land shelling roll.
  • 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, Medals: 6, Western Front

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Mark McG replied the topic: #218 4 years 1 month ago
Glad to see the Germans attacking for a change, and no wire to pierce. An interesting scenario with the Dump blocking LOS in 1 Section. The Mortars firing over the Dump was thematic.
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Mark McG replied the topic: #150 4 years 4 months ago
I think the Starting asset count is incorrect here.
British have 4 Infantry, 1 Bomber, 2 MG & 2 MTR.
Germans have 9 infantry, 2 Bamber, 3 MG & 1 MTR

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