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mgk416729 Dec 2023 4:21 p.m. PST

This is a second game around the village of Jolimetz. The Germans have been reinforced but face a tougher set of victory conditions. Full write up at: link

FlyXwire30 Dec 2023 4:44 a.m. PST

"The wargaming board is exactly the same, a relief after placing out all those trees."


That was a grinder!

(some of the pics of the French surrounded by the German armor sure made it look bleak)

Thank goodness for victory conditions and Algerian troops!

mgk416730 Dec 2023 1:36 p.m. PST

I thought the German player would roll this one fairly easily but urban fighting is tough. In retrospect, he could have used his motorised mobility to flank and then attack along the breadth of the village rather than attack up its spine. While he followed good tactical doctrine and 'attacked in great depth on a narrow front', which I still remember from a tactics lecture, he ran out of time to clear the whole village.

I do enjoy the broadest range of battles, and the various scenarios give plenty of options. While it's always fun to push swarms of tanks around, the majority of battles were dour struggles that featured infantry rather than armour. Obstacles and urban encounters were common, and I like trying to figure out how to operate in them.

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