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ChrisBBB2 Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2022 3:35 p.m. PST

I have fought this classic Franco-Prussian War battle multiple times and it never palls. The situation virtually guarantees plenty of action and excitement: outnumbered but aggressive Germans march on to intercept a ponderous French army's attempted retreat/breakout. Both sides are trying to manoeuvre and there is action all over the pitch. Our latest outing was no exception, in fact probably the best one yet. AAR here:

Which are your favourite battles that produce similar guaranteed excitement time after time?

Perris070705 Aug 2022 4:11 p.m. PST

Too bad they didn't have you in command in 1870. I have re-fought Froeschwiller-Worth many times and never had a dull moment either. I have not tried Gravelotte or Spicheren yet, but they are on my "to do" list. Thanks for the report!

ChrisBBB2 Supporting Member of TMP06 Aug 2022 1:55 p.m. PST

Cheers, Perris! Froeschwiller, Gravelotte and Spicheren are all interesting battles, for sure, and give good games. But MLT is distinctive in that both armies have to manoeuvre and attack, which gives all the players hard decisions to make and things to do other than just rolling the firing dice.

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