Sunday, 26 November 2017

WWI Game - Late War

Today we played our first group game since our week away in early-October.

The game was a late war WWI game with a German reinforced rearguard defending a small village against a Franco-American force that was the advanced guard of a major advance, charged with securing the village. I fought on the allied side, commanding an American regiment.

We deployed the Foreign Legion, supported by a battery and an FT17 tank in front of the village, charged with holding a large portion of the Germans in the village, while the Americans attacked on the left, against the German right, while the rest of the French attacked from our right, against the German left.

In the simplest terms the French easily drove in the German left and then turned against the village.The  Americans had a much tougher fight and although they lost two thirds of their force, they eventually drove off the Germans to their front. With their flanks driven in, the end for Germans in the village was only a matter of time.

It was a simple, fun game that kept us busy for four hours on a warm Sunday.

Here are a bunch of images, in no particular sequence.































14 comments:

  1. Yes it was a fun game Mark - I think I should pay WW1 more often - last time I was on the winning side against Paul was 3 or 4 years ago in a WW1 game at Tarawera - mind you, that time HJE was the Legion Etrangere, not the Beastly Hun!

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    1. I must get the early WWI figures out again!

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  2. So many wonderful figures, vehicles and terrain, absolutly superb! Top notch first picture, very impressive...

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    1. Thank you Phil. And it was a salvo from those two 75's that saved my Americans.

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  3. Handsome game, Mark and you got a bi-plane into the action!

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    1. Thanks Jonathan, but I must state that I cannot claim responsibility for the set up, the armies or the aircraft...I was merely a participant.

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    2. And my favorite French plane too - Nieuport 28, a beautifully proportioned death trap.

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    3. Fortunately it did not prove to be a death trap for me and it survived the game. Mind you it utterly failed to any real damage to anything on the table.

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  4. Great-looking game. Are they all your figures Mark?

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    1. No, not a single item on the table belonged to me, although I did scratch build the limbers for the French and German guns.

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  5. Lovely looking game always nice to see french 75s in a ww1 game!
    Best Iain

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    1. I agree, the 75's are nice looking models.

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  6. A great looking game...
    It isnice see Americans and green fields in a WW1 game.

    All the best. Aly

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    1. It is not something we think of much with WWI games, but once you move much beyond the 100 mile strip that was the front line it was green fields. That short period in 1918 when mobile warfare returned is Interesting to game, much like that equally short period in 1914 before the front stabilised.

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