001 - Opening Action 1

1 1 1 1 1 Rating 43% (6 Votes)
 67 %
Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  33 %
Total plays 9 - Last reported by alecrespi on 2018-08-02 15:20:45

Historical background

The Command and Colours - Opening Action scenarios 1 and 2 are non-historical battles, expressly designed to gradually introduce you and a friend to the basics of WWI trench warfare. Scenario 1 features the different WWI units and trenches, while Scenario 2 adds No-Man’s-Land shelling, wire and additional victory objectives.
The following format is used for all Command and Colours scenarios:

  • A brief recap of the battle (usually found in this section).
  • Scenario map, with terrain tiles, and units positioned on the battlefield.
  • Starting Assets for each Army including: Command Cards, Combat Cards, HQ Tokens, Reserve Artillery Strength, First Player.
  • Scenario Notes: Victory and any Special Rules.

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 2 6 4 5 2 1 1  
British 5 2 6 4 8 2 1 1 Move First  

Victory Medals: 6

  • 1 Medal for each unit eliminated.

Special Rules

  • None.

Setup Reminder

 Place terrain tiles, place units, take a victory medal card, take a number 4 reserve artillery token, shuffle and deal 5 command cards, shuffle and deal 2 combat cards, take 6 HQ tokens.


Tags: Base Game, British, German, Medals: 6, Unsorted

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Mark McG replied the topic: #184 5 years 6 months ago
on the whole, this scenario is long, since there is no time pressure or victory objectives. Can result in a sitz kreig of exchanged fire across No Man's Land
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alecrespi replied the topic: #3 5 years 11 months ago
test message for the first scenario!

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I saw them tie a soldier to a cartwheel with his arms outstretched as a punishment. I also knew of men who did themselves in. British soldiers weary of sitting in the trenches who cut their throats during leave. If order hadn't been maintained, they would have deserted. They were coerced. When you're in the army, you can't just do whatever you want. ~~~ Gaston Boudry, in the Belgian book 'Van den Grooten Oorlog' ~~~