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1914_0804_01s: The Assault on Liege - FWWC 01 France '14

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1914_0804_01s: The Assault on Liege

By Edward Williams
Central Powers 5 - 0 - 11 Allied Powers
Rating: 8 (14)
Games Played: 16
SM: 3
Turns: 27
Type: Stock
First Side: Central Powers
Second Side: Allied Powers
Liège, Belgium, 5th August 1914: The Schlieffen Plan called for the German 1.Armee to sweep across Belgium. Because of Moltke's modification to the plan that avoided violating the neutrality of the Netherlands (ironically they inadvertently violated it anyway at the Lixhe crossing), the fortress city of Liège was thus an obstacle that could not be avoided. This city was one of the most heavily fortified cities in Europe, but it was not without weakness. Specifically, Belgium had not yet upgraded the guns of its forts with newer more state of the art pieces, and in some places there were rather large gaps between forts in the perimeter. In order for the German 1.Armee to advance through Belgium unhindered, Liège needed to be reduced and the Maas.Armee was created just for this purpose. This mixed force was commanded by General von Emmich (of the X.Korps) and comprised of five German infantry brigades from five different divisions. On the night of the 5th, with skirmishing to the northwest, German infantry moved forward and were in position to commence their crucial assault on Liège. [Size: medium] *See the notes document for information on scenario design decisions and historical notes.
Player Voting Stats
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Mr Grumpy's ProfileMr Grumpy Well Balanced 9
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Mr Grumpy's ProfileMr Grumpy Well Balanced 9
PK Powers's ProfilePK Powers Moderately Pro Allied Powers 6
Mr Grumpy's ProfileMr Grumpy Well Balanced 9
Mr Grumpy
My opponent decided to escape from Liege with only a portion of his forces which handed the big vp hex's to me, we ended the game on turn 19.
Mr Grumpy
Excellent fun little scenario with strategy options for both players.
Mr Grumpy
Very enjoyable scenario with plenty of strategy options.
Mr Grumpy
I defended Liege rather than use the exit hex's, it was a close run thing but i just held out.
Mr Grumpy
1st Lieutenant
Mr Grumpy Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:08 pm
As the Allied player I defended Liege rather than running for the exit hex's.
Mr Grumpy
1st Lieutenant
Mr Grumpy Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:12 pm
I defended Liege rather than running for the exit hex's, just held on the VP hex's.
Rich White
Corporal
Rich White Tue May 05, 2015 9:59 am
This scenario seems very tough for the German player to win. However, I've only played as the Belgian side, so would need to play a mirror game to be certain. Due to the type of scenario, the options are perhaps a bit limited, but the Belgian player does have the option of withdrawing troops - something I considered but decided against.
Aces8
Corporal
Aces8 Thu May 14, 2015 2:01 pm
This is a fun scenario. Went down to the wire.
Partizanka
Warrant Officer
Partizanka Frid Nov 11, 2016 7:16 pm
I chose to defend Liege. We got rain and mud the second day and my opponent breached the forts surrounding Liege without many casualties. Fortunately for me, the Belgians in the city disrupted and slowed German troops enough to protect the objectives for the win.