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Redcoatphil05 Apr 2017 7:47 p.m. PST

Alright, guys to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the US entering ww1 my wife and I(Phil) did a special ww1 CoC scenario. This scenario is based off of an event that my great grandfather was a part of. This was a lot of fun for us and we hope that it pays homage to him and all the other men that fought in the great war.

Enjoy!
Phil
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Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member05 Apr 2017 7:57 p.m. PST

That's a cool looking fight, and I really enjoyed the background regarding your great grandfather. Thanks for posting.

V/R,
Jack

Cambria562206 Apr 2017 4:44 a.m. PST

Great stuff! I loved the significance to you.

Terry3706 Apr 2017 9:31 a.m. PST

Great looking fight, and VERY cool honoring your great-grandfather, and still having his helmet!!!

Terry

Ostrowski06 Apr 2017 1:48 p.m. PST

Fantastic write up and great battle.

monk2002uk07 Apr 2017 1:51 a.m. PST

Well done. I am doing the action at La Signy Farm next year, which is where my grandfather fought in 1918. He was in the New Zealand Division.

Just one quick question. When the infantry assaulted the German MG position, was the MG team suppressed? I couldn't tell from the write-up. Thanks.

Robert

Redcoatphil07 Apr 2017 12:02 p.m. PST

thanks guys. The MG had some shock but was not pinned down, it was a risky attack on my part I was lucky that the MGs die rolls were lack-luster.

That sounds awesome Robert! I am hoping to see a few more ww1 games next year due to the centennial, I may even do some more of my own.

Phil

monk2002uk08 Apr 2017 4:24 p.m. PST

Thanks Phil. On both counts… Sounds like the MG jammed. Much muttering and cursing from the German crew no doubt. Look forward to more photos and AARs from next year.

Robert

KTravlos Supporting Member of TMP28 Apr 2017 2:17 p.m. PST

Good show!

sloophmsstarling Inactive Member08 May 2017 8:26 p.m. PST

I really enjoyed your tribute to your great grandfather and the battle report on a great game!

Kitchener sent my wife's grandfather to France with the BEF in 1914, and he was in the Ypres area for the entire war, coming home to Dorset in 1918, survivor of trench warfare and gas attacks. Granddad White lived a long life in southern England and even flew to "Yankland" in 1973 to see our new born son, his first great grandchild, and aside from holding his great grandson, one of the highlights of his visit was a day trip to Skyline Drive near where we lived in Arlington, Virginia. I have played any number of WWI games: Clash of Giants, Grand Illusion, Paths of Glory, … in tribute to Granddad White and his compatriots.

I also really enjoyed looking back through your blog to your earlier WWI battles! I hope you'll post more WWI reports, and Zulus too, on future games!

Enjoy your games!

Jan

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