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Sidney Roundwood14 Dec 2011 10:44 a.m. PST

Last night, we played the second of our brace of games set in the Ypres Salient in the autumn of 1917. This game followed from a pre-game series of emails between the players in the game. The intention was for the decisions made by the players in the pre-game to influence the forces available and the tactics used by the German and British sides during the Tuesday night club wargame and also the precise terrain over which the game was to be fought.

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The game played was the most promising of a number of encounters between the British 62 Brigade, part of 21 Division in the British Fourth Army, and the German 14th Reserve Infantry Regiment. The pre-game emails were focused on the British advance against German defences in depth in an area bounded by Jetty Wood to the North, and Juniper Wood and Juniper Cott to the South.

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Hope you enjoy it!

Sidney

mad monkey 1 Supporting Member of TMP14 Dec 2011 10:48 a.m. PST

Link?

Sidney Roundwood14 Dec 2011 10:55 a.m. PST

Sorry, Mad Monkey. I forgot it…DOH!! I've added it above now. Many thanks indeed for letting me know.

Sidney

PRossL Inactive Member14 Dec 2011 11:35 a.m. PST

Fabulous report on a what looks to have been a great game to play. Very inspiring: time to go back to painting up my 1st Battalion CEF infantry.

C Anders J14 Dec 2011 12:12 p.m. PST

Excellent! A very enjoyable read.

Oddball14 Dec 2011 2:14 p.m. PST

Great report. Good read.

Personal logo Streitax Supporting Member of TMP14 Dec 2011 3:27 p.m. PST

Very impressive on all counts!

EvilGinger Inactive Member15 Dec 2011 12:08 p.m. PST

As they always are but yet even for one of Sid's this is down right brilliant

TwinCities Gamer Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2011 12:47 p.m. PST

Brilliant and beautiful! More, more!

Sidney Roundwood15 Dec 2011 3:12 p.m. PST

Thanks guys. I'm really pleased you enjoyed the battle report. There'll be more battle reports to come in the New Year, so stay tuned! Thanks very much again, everyone.

Personal logo vtsaogames Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2011 8:27 p.m. PST

Great stuff.

StokieSteve Inactive Member16 Dec 2011 9:23 a.m. PST

Lovely looking terrain and figures. Thanks for posting!

Sidney Roundwood22 Dec 2011 5:12 a.m. PST

Thank you Vincent and Stanley (and everyone again) for the kind comments. Have a wonderful Christmas, everyone and I shall be back on the early 20th Century Battle Reports board in the New Year with some new games with some new figures. Thanks you all again.

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