Very simply the Germans had to force a river crossing. The British had to hold them and the French had to arrive swiftly and set up promptly and help the British out.
The German Players were. Peter, Dick, Tim, Bob played the British and I played the French.
As there were two crossing points Bob too the British to cover just one, a ford! A risky strategy but if I could arrive and set up in time it just may work!
Tim was in control of the German jaegers and he was to keep Bob busy while Peter and Dick moved up as swiftly as they were able to take the second crossing a bridge! As a
All units except the British had to roll for arrival, Bothe French and German It would be an awkward start for all sides.
|The Vile Hiun |
Peter Dick and Tim!
The Bridge is on the road (Der!) in front on Dick.
The ford is in front of Tim
|The British deployed in as much cover as possible |
sometimes this also meant they were not in the best positions to shoot!
|The French cavalry start to arrive|
And I get troops on the table from turn 2 onwards.
The Germans start to arrive on turn 1.
|German Cavalry controlled by Dick|
swarm over the baracade on the bridge
Ready to charge my only artillery piece.
|Mid battle Bob has lost 1/2 the British and Tim has |
crossed the river. I had lost my elite unit.
My artillery was set up in the wrong place.
Which actually turned out to be the best place in the end as It covered the bridge.
|The French Infantry firing from a building|
along with my artillery were able
toBring fire on the German Cavalry.
|As a last ditch action my artillery were able to fire into the German cavalry |
that was now charging them. Lucky dice rolls
killed the Germans and made the remainder
flee back across the bridge and off of their own table edge.
|I fanally got to set up my own machinegun to cover the bridge.|
Matt was trying to sow dissent between me and Bob .
But having seen what Bob had done to my Cavalry
I was not going to let him have a machinegun to waste as well.
Firstly a very good game and even more surprising I played well. (Even if I do say so myself). The French arrived in a timely fashion and I was able to hold the bridge. The Germans under Tim did well and had managed to cross the ford but were unsupported in any real strength. Peter had done well and was just a little bit slow to move up. Dick had also played well but the loss of his cavalry had sent a shock wave through his troops and made them unsteady.I am not saying Bob played badly. But he had lost almost all his own troops and about 1/4 of mine.
Blog posts may be a little sparse this week due to me submitting things to the Analogue Hobbies paining challenge BUT them not being entered as the person responsible was supposedly on a business trip to a sun drenched beach and sipping alcoholic beverages. I have completed 3 different lots of painting and I just hope they will go on next week as they were submitted on Sunday ready for publication on MONDAY.
Anyway thanks for reading and catch you soon. It may be Work in progress photos though!