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** Black Eagle and Barbary Lion - The Matrix Games version of West Front

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** Black Eagle and Barbary Lion

By A. Kuhns
Axis 1 - 0 - 1 Allies
Rating: 8.1 (3)
Games Played: 2
SM: 6
Turns: 25
Type: Custom
First Side: Axis
Second Side: Allies
Downloads: 57
[Gembloux, 51 kilometers SE of Brussels, Belgium]: [H2H][HISB][GD]: On May 13, 1940, the Germans and French fought the first real tank battle of the Second World War near Hannut, Belgium. The Germans forced the French Army's Cavalry Corps to retreat, and continued their advance westwards, hoping to beat the main British and French armies to their planned defensive positions on the Dyle Line. On May 14th, elements of General Hoepner's XVI Armeekorps (mot.) encountered infantry of France's 1st Army near Ernage. Fierce fighting throughout the day brought Hoepner's troops to a halt, and forced the Germans to realize that they were too late; the Dyle Line was indeed occupied. The Germans withdrew for the night, but planned to hurl the 3rd and 4th Panzer Divisions against the French in a frontal attack the next day. The center of the French line was held by the men of the 1ere Division Marocaine (1st Moroccan Division). This unit, which had a proud tradition dating back to the First World War, was considered an elite unit. As the sun rose on the 15th, the men of the 1st Moroccan Division prepared to add their own chapter to the unit's illustrious history. [Recommend play with Variable Visibility and Extreme Assault off; Armor Facing optional.] [The title of the scenario refers to the national animals of Germany and Morocco, the Black Eagle and the Barbary Lion, respectively.]

*** Please be sure all players have the most up to date versions of the game files. Updated 10/11/19.
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
Herr Straße Laufer's ProfileHerr Straße Laufer Slightly Pro Allies 7
Schwerpunkt75's ProfileSchwerpunkt75 Well Balanced 7
Herr Straße Laufer's ProfileHerr Straße Laufer Slightly Pro Axis 7
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Axis Schwerpunkt75's Profile Schwerpunkt75 vs. Herr Straße Laufer Herr Straße Laufer's Profile Allies Axis Major Victory 72 12
Allies Schwerpunkt75's Profile Schwerpunkt75 vs. Herr Straße Laufer Herr Straße Laufer's Profile Axis Allies Major Victory 72 12
Herr Straße Laufer
General of the Army
Herr Straße Laufer Frid Aug 09, 2019 12:45 pm
Played it and liked it. I was a bit too aggressive and got caught attacking when I should have waited.
Moroccans were full strength the Germans started with reduced unit strengths. It made it a tough environment to attack in.
“The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.”― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
Schwerpunkt75
Master Sergeant
Schwerpunkt75 Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:29 am
As designer of the scenario, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. It's a tough battle, but one that can be won by either side with the right strategy and tactics. Each side has advantages. It's up to you to figure out what those are and to use them to best effect. Would recommend this game for veteran players more so than newbies. Also, if you don't like large scenarios, it probably isn't for you. I'll be posting version 1.0 shortly.
Herr Straße Laufer
General of the Army
Herr Straße Laufer Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:59 pm
It shows that I am not much of a historical defender.
“The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.”― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations