Saturday we set up for a WW1 game using the multiple table system.
We had done all the pre bombardment on Thursday night
The British had bombarded most of the tables for 6 days and turned the landscape into utter ruin.
The long pre bombardment had given the Germans (who were defending) an extra regiment in reserve.
The British plan was to attack with the whole corps ( yes a whole corps!!) across the whole front, with no reserves in order to get General Haig's drinks cabinet closer to Berlin
The Germans only placed troops on one forward table with the rest of the division held back at table 3 to ovoid most of the bombardment.
German regiment still here.
They didn't get the recall orders to a safe area like the rest of the division
pre bombardment took out a battalion (4 stands)
the real defence line
the strong sector with extra wire
The safe sector.
Most of the division was here for the pre bombardment, drinking schnapps and eating sausages.
The British only targeted this area once with one super heavy gun and missed
British assault pores thru and the German regiment falls back (That's twice now Oberst Shakespeare)
The Germans were caught and routed for Feck all!
The British moving thru 1D
those trenches look suspiciously empty, it could be a trap
( No they were empty)
The British run up against the real defence line
but pre planned gas puts a hole in the defence
The same on 2D
Fire fights, assaults, pushback and breakthroughs along the line
German reserve regiment come in to plug a gap
Desperate defence along the line
The breakthrough happened at 2D and with no reserves to hand the German line was broken
general Haig's drinks cabinet moves forward.
A well executed plan Russ
Well organised again Ian
Great game Gents, thanks for putting it on
I need more Russians