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1914_0901_01s: A Desperate Rear Guard - FWWC 01 France '14

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1914_0901_01s: A Desperate Rear Guard

By Edward Williams
Central Powers 0 - 1 - 1 Allied Powers
Rating: 7 (1)
Games Played: 2
SM: 1
Turns: 6
Type: Stock
First Side: Central Powers
Second Side: Allied Powers
Villers-Cotterets, France, 1st September 1914: As the BEF was withdrawing south, elements of Haig's I Corps passed through the forest of Villers-Cotterets 0400 hours. As the sun rose the British 4th Guards Brigade was ordered to fall back through the forest as well. Shortly after this another order was received; the brigade was to perform a rear guard action as it was intended to allow the main body of the 2d Infantry Division a brief rest from 1000 to 1300 hours in order to reconsolidate after the night march. However, owing to the density of the forest, parts of the 4th Guards Brigade had already fallen back. At that moment the German 5.Infanterie-Division, hot on their heels in pursuit, attacked. A sharp, desperate rear guard action then ensued as the guards attempted to check the enemy's advance as the rest of the force rested and reorganized in preparation for the continuation of their withdrawal south. [Size: small] *See the notes document for information on scenario design decisions and historical notes.
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Rich White's ProfileRich White Slightly Pro Central Powers 5
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Central Powers Hwkhuntswalking's Profile Hwkhuntswalking vs. Rich White Rich White's Profile Allied Powers Draw 10 10
Central Powers flip0009's Profile flip0009 vs. Pete Pete's Profile Allied Powers Central Powers Major Loss 2 18
Rich White
Rich White Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:01 pm
This scenario ended as a draw, however, I'd recommend reducing the value of the 250pt objective hex nearest to the Germans.