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00_Started: The Guns of August - FWWC 01 France '14

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Tiller Operational Campaigns Ladder

00_Started: The Guns of August

By Edward Williams
Central Powers 2 - 4 - 1 Allied Powers
Rating: 9.25 (2)
Games Played: 7
SM: 2
Turns: 20
Type: Stock
First Side: Central Powers
Second Side: Allied Powers
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.
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Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Central Powers Partizanka's Profile Partizanka vs. Gris Gris's Profile Allied Powers Central Powers Major Victory 36 4
Allied Powers Partizanka's Profile Partizanka vs. Gris Gris's Profile Central Powers Allied Powers Major Victory 36 4
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Partizanka Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:16 pm
Hard to call the balance on this since your success depends on siege weapons disrupting units in forts, so you can assault, and that's a die roll. Great little trainer for game though and good exercise for taking forts.
Gris Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:51 pm
Good primer to learn how to take forts.
'Millions died or suffered in the mud of Flanders between 1914-18. Who remembers them? Even those with names on their graves are by now unknown soldiers.' - Mier Ronnen, Jerusalem Post, 1933 Gris