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