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138 - Villers-Bretonneux (Tank vs Tank - Part 2) - 24 April 1918

1 1 1 1 1 Rating 50% (2 Votes)
 40 %
Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  60 %
Total plays 5 - Last reported by Decebalus on 2016-11-28 14:36:56

Historical background

Fighting was already taking place in the streets of Villers-Bretonneux, when Second Lieutenant Mitchell, in command of a British male Mk IV tank, attacked and knocked out one German A7V tank and forced two captured British Mk IV tanks to withdraw. Mitchell’s tank, however, was not done. The British tank advanced and contacted two more A7Vs, supported by German infantry. Mitchell’s tank fired several ranging shots at the German tanks and then opened fire on the mass of German infantry. He was joined by several new British Whippet tanks, which compelled the German tanks to retire. The Whippet tank, then moved forward, crossing a nearby ridge, where they encountered additional German infantry that were in the open. Mitchell’s Mark IV then became a target for German artillery and when a mortar round disabled its tracks, the crew ditched the tank and escaped back to a British-held trench.

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.

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.
  • Whippet Tank - Bonus Scenario.

Tags: Exp#1 Tank!, Medals: 5


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Mark McG's Avatar
Mark McG replied the topic: #493 7 months 1 week ago
British move first.
Designated by the little arrowhead next to the nationality
mk20336's Avatar
mk20336 replied the topic: #491 7 months 1 week ago
Who moves first? I assume British.

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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' ~~~