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1914_0829_01s: French Morale Restored - FWWC 01 France '14

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1914_0829_01s: French Morale Restored

By Edward Williams
Allied Powers 11 - 4 - 2 Central Powers
Rating: 8.15 (10)
Games Played: 17
SM: 3
Turns: 14
Type: Stock
First Side: Allied Powers
Second Side: Central Powers
Guise, France, 27 km northeast of St. Quentin, 29th August 1914: On August 25th, Joffre issued General Instructions Number 2. In this it read: "Having been unable to carry out the offensive maneuver originally planned, future operations will be conducted in such a way as to reconstruct on our left a force capable of resuming the offensive by a combination of the IVe and Ve Armées, the BEF and new forces drawn from the east, while the other armies hold the enemy in check..." Based on these instructions, Lanrezac was ordered to turn the Ve Armée west and counterattack towards St-Quentin in order to allow time for the new VIe Armée to concentrate at Amiens. Lanrezac was furious with the order, fearing that a counterattack would dangerously expose his right flank and risk isolating his army. It was only with direct supervision by Joffre would he carry out his orders. The battle that ensued had a profound impact on the German invasion. While it did put Lanrezac's army at great risk and loss of life, it also was one of the direct causes to von Kluck's radical change in direction to the southeast, instead of towards the southwest. This maneuver completely reversed the provisions of the Schlieffen Plan, and the limited successes here by the French would greatly restore their fighting spirit. [Size: medium] *See the notes document for information on scenario design decisions and historical notes.
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
PK Powers's ProfilePK Powers Slightly Pro Allied Powers 8
jonnymacbrown's Profilejonnymacbrown Well Balanced 10
KG_RangerBooBoo's ProfileKG_RangerBooBoo Well Balanced 10
jonnymacbrown's Profilejonnymacbrown Well Balanced 10
Ricky B's ProfileRicky B Slightly Pro Allied Powers 10
The French must attack ruthlessly and establish all bridgeheads.
Very balanced with both sides having opportunities to attack and defend
The French player must be well versed in F14 attack tactics to make this offensive work, especially in the use of artillery which gives the French a decisive advantage
Ricky B
A bit in favor of the Allied side, I believe - I don't think I had a chance at a win, but the Allied player did - but could be the players too.
CP player can't win this one - not even a draw.
A short and challenging scenario that brings about what is the best in the game.
Lieutenant General
burroughs Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:49 pm
That WWI series may be the best what has happened to the TOC series if you have a penchant for WWI, of course. A nice small to medium sized scenario where the balance between the belligerents is somehow reached - a rare occurrence in WWI - so it can be either lost or won as you go against a human opponent.