Help support TMP


"The Battle of Vimy Ridge" Topic


5 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.


Back to the Wargaming in Canada Message Board

Back to the Early 20th Century Discussion Message Board


Areas of Interest

General
World War One

Featured Hobby News Article


Featured Showcase Article

Cheap Buys: 1/300 Scale Hot Wheels Blimp

You can pick up a toy blimp in the local toy department for less than a dollar.


Featured Profile Article

Is Wargaming in my Blood?

Will Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian find wargaming inspiration in his DNA results? Probably!


Current Poll


212 hits since 29 Jun 2020
©1994-2020 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

Tango0129 Jun 2020 9:47 p.m. PST

"…The Battle of Vimy Ridge began at 5:30 a.m. on Easter Monday, April 9, 1917. The first wave of 15,000-20,000 Canadian soldiers, many heavily laden with equipment, attacked through the wind-driven snow and sleet into the face of deadly machine gun fire.

The Canadians advanced behind a "creeping barrage." This precise line of intense Allied artillery fire moved ahead at a set rate and was timed to the minute. The Canadian infantrymen followed the line of explosions closely. This allowed them to capture German positions in the critical moments after the barrage moved on to the next targets but before the enemy soldiers could emerge from the safety of their underground bunkers.

Canadian battalions in the first waves of the assault suffered great numbers of casualties, but the assault proceeded on schedule. Most of the heavily defended ridge was captured by noon. Hill 145, the main height on the ridge, was taken on the morning of April 10. Two days later, the Canadians took "the Pimple," as the other significant height on the ridge was nicknamed. The Germans were forced to withdraw three kilometres east and the Battle of Vimy Ridge was over. The Allies now commanded the heights overlooking the Douai Plain, which was still occupied by the enemy…"
Main page
link


Amicalement
Armand

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP30 Jun 2020 6:53 a.m. PST

There's a message in this – don't screw with the Canucks!

Tango0130 Jun 2020 1:16 p.m. PST

(smile)


Amicalement
Armand

monk2002uk01 Jul 2020 11:26 p.m. PST

Demonstration game in 1:285 scale on the 100th Anniversary of the battle here:

link

Robert

Tango0102 Jul 2020 10:15 p.m. PST

Thanks!.

Amicalement
Armand

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.