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137 - Villers-Bretonneux (Tank vs Tank) - 24 April 1918

1 1 1 1 1 Rating 60% (1 Vote)
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Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  0 %
Total plays 2 - Last reported by MarkMcG on 2016-11-11 23:40:50

Historical background

Fighting was already taking place in the streets of Villers-Bretonneux, when Captain Brown’s three tanks, a male and two females, all Mk IVs, were ordered to support the infantry between Villers and Cachy. Second Lieutenant Mitchell was in command of the male tank and upon exiting Arquenne woods, his British tank came face to face with a German A7V tank and two captured British Mk IVs. Mitchell looked round to see what the British female tanks were doing and saw they were withdrawing, after receiving fire from the A7. Mitchell then decided on an unusual move and stopped his tank to allow his gunner a shot without jumping around. The first shot smashed into the A7V cupola, the next hit its frontal armour and the third its side. Smoke started to rise from the German machine and the crew baled out. He then ordered his tank to fire on the other two German tanks and after a few shots they backed away.

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


Victory Medals: 5

  • 1 Medal for each soldier unit eliminated.
  • 2 Medals for each tank eliminated. Note, there are two Mark IV captured tanks fighting for the Germans. Place German captured tank markers on these captured tanks.

Special Rules

  • There is no No-Man’s-Land shelling roll in this scenario.
  • Mitchell’s British Mark IV male tank has 2 Tank Silhouette markers.
  • Kickstarter - Bonus Scenario.

Tags: Exp#1 Tank!, Medals: 5

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mk20336 replied the topic: #522 3 years 4 months ago
The more I play with Tanks, the more I have to agree. Scenarios Tanks vs. Tanks can be balanced, but only tanks vs. infantry is one-side-slaughter. Would be interesting to see 1 block tanks - they would need much more infantry support and assistance!
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Mark McG replied the topic: #520 3 years 4 months ago
although it would probably have more luck element, reading the narrative seems like each tank is just 1 vehicle. So having just 1 life (0 silohouettes) per tank would be more appropriate. Just 1 medal each I guess, even ditched.

Alternatively, 1 A7V with 2 silhouettes vs 1 Brit MkIV male with 2 silhouettes.

The infantry seem to have no real purpose beyond being easy victory banners for the tanks

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