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