00_Started: The Guns of August - FWWC 01 France '14
00_Started: The Guns of AugustBy Edward Williams
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Liège, Belgium, 5th August 1914: Several days following the initial assault on Liège, OHL Reserve's siege guns were ordered to the area. These contained the enormous Krupp artillery guns "Großes Bertha and the Austrian heavy howitzers "Schlanke Emma." At 0800 on the 5th of August, the massive siege guns opened fire on Fort de Pontisse throwing huge plumes of debris hundreds of feet into the air. Four hours later the fort was in ruin and the garrison surrendered to German troops. In a short amount of time the way would be clear for von Kluck's advancing 1.Armee. [Size: small] *See the notes document for information on scenario design decisions and historical notes.