004 - Loos (Hohenzollern Redoubt) - 25 September 1915

1 1 1 1 1 Rating 87% (6 Votes)
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Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  67 %
Total plays 9 - Last reported by Barks on 2018-01-04 07:05:28

Historical background

The Battle of Loos was fought between September 25 and October 15, 1915. The Hohenzollern Redoubt, considered by British planners to be one of the strongest defensive points in the German line, was a pre-war mining complex. The large slagheap, known to the British as “The Dump”, provided the Germans an excellent view of the surrounding countryside. With this objective in mind, on September 25th, the 9th Scottish Division went over-the-top against the German IR 117th Division defending the Hohenzollern Redoubt. The British lead units advanced through the cut wire and quickly took the front face of the Redoubt. The second trench was also taken, but casualties began to mount as the advance was caught in a deadly crossfire. It then became clear that failure on their left meant that the Brigade could not continue further and they took up a defensive position in the captured trenches to reorganize.

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 3 2 1 2  
British 5 4 10 4 10 - 2 1 Move First  

Victory Medals: 6


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Tags: Base Game, British, German, Medals: 6, Western Front

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