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Kidney Ridge - The Matrix Games version of West Front

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Kidney Ridge

By M. Herman & R. Berg
Axis 85 - 18 - 74 Allies
Rating: 7.6 (102)
Games Played: 177
SM: 1
Turns: 11
Type: Stock
First Side: Axis
Second Side: Allies
"Snipe" Position, 20km W of El Alamein, Egypt [Best played against Human opponent] After the initial British breakthrough at El Alamein elements of the 7th Motorized Brigade were sent forward during the night of 26-27 October to begin exploiting the initial success. These units were to be supported the next morning by elements of the 24th Armoured Brigade. The objective of the 7th Motorized was a feature known as "Kidney Ridge" due to its distinctive shape on British war maps. In reality, this feature was a depression that was so hard to find as to be almost indistinguishable. During the night march the men of The Rifle Brigade reached the "Snipe" position and promptly dug their numerous 6pdr anti-tank guns into the soft sand and scrub. By the light of dawn, they found themselves a bit to the southwest of "Kidney Ridge" and dangerously exposed. Not far to the north they could see a German panzer formation forming for an attack; to the south a battalion of the Italian Littoria Armored Division. The Axis battlegroups had been preparing to advance east to blunt the breakthrough of XXX Corps, but now found they needed to eliminate this dangerous salient that had been established in their midst during the night. To make matters worse for the Britishers, they began to receive "friendly fire" from Shermans of the 24th Armoured Brigade!
Player Voting Stats
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Blitz Shadow Player's ProfileBlitz Shadow Player Moderately Pro Axis 7
T. Mould's ProfileT. Mould Well Balanced 7
Unknown's ProfileUnknown Moderately Pro Allies 5
Herr Nash's ProfileHerr Nash Well Balanced 8
Jarrel's ProfileJarrel Well Balanced 7
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Allies Oldbones's Profile Oldbones vs. Outlaw Josey Wales Outlaw Josey Wales's Profile Axis Allies Major Victory 12 2
Allies itlnprd's Profile itlnprd vs. fritzfarlig fritzfarlig's Profile Axis Draw 6 6
Axis 1925frank's Profile 1925frank vs. Herr Straße Laufer Herr Straße Laufer's Profile Allies Axis Major Victory 12 2
Allies Cam's Profile Cam vs. Zap Zap's Profile Axis Draw 6 6
Allies Schwerpunkt75's Profile Schwerpunkt75 vs. Boisforas Boisforas's Profile Axis Allies Major Victory 12 2
Small but intense scenario. Win is achievable by either side.
Although the British have superior equipment, they will need to use their cunning to overcome the numerical advantage possessed by the Axis.
Great small scenario. Where superior Axis numbers get to tangle with dug in 6pdrs and a small bunch of Shermans
online battle in JTCS
excelent online double play
Kool Kat
Difficult scenario for the Allies to achieve a Draw or Minor Victory. Allies must do a lot of shoot & scoot tactics and try to second guess Axis player.
Regards, Mike / "A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week." - George S. Patton /
Master Sergeant
Schwerpunkt75 Sun Apr 05, 2015 3:52 am
Not on my favorite scenarios. Axis have a ton of armor, and if it's managed correctly, this will be a difficult one for the Allies to win.