014 - Vimy Ridge (Hill 145) - 9-10 April 1917

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Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  45 %
Total plays 11 - Last reported by Grondeaux on 2019-03-16 14:19:18

Historical background

The Battle of Vimy Ridge was fought at the northernmost end of the Arras Offensive. At exactly 5:30 am, 9 April, 1917, every artillery piece at the disposal of the Canadian Corps fired a synchronized barrage. Then, at predetermined increments, the artillery barrage moved forward, followed closely by the advancing infantry. The initial assault on Hill 145 by the 4th Canadian Division was repulsed. Around 3 pm, a renewed drive would capture the northern half of Hill, but a strong German counter attack retakes the position. The German flank, however, is threatened, and with no prospect of additional reinforcements, the German troops pull back from the Hill. By nightfall of 10 April, the only Canadian forward objective, not yet achieved, is the capture of the Pimple.

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 8 5 6 2 1 -  
Canadian 6 3 8 5 12 2 1 - Move First  

Victory Medals: 8


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Tags: Base Game, German, Western Front, Canadian, Medals: 8

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tantalon replied the topic: #340 3 years 9 months ago
The Vimy scenarios are the most intense of the whole base game. Well balanced.