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Old Friends - The Matrix Games version of West Front

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Old Friends

By D. Bevard
Allies 82 - 22 - 158 Axis
Rating: 8.2 (166)
Games Played: 262
SM: 2
Turns: 12
Type: Stock
First Side: Allies
Second Side: Axis
Guebling, 45km ENE of Nancy, France: [Best played against Human opponent] Following the intense tank battles around Arracourt in September and a relatively inactive October, by November 1944 the 4th Armored Division was once again spearheading Third Army's offensive as one of the most experienced armored divisions in the American army. From Chateau-Salins Combat Command A was to advance northeast along the Petite Seille Valley through Benestroff, opening a hole through the defending German infantry divisions. Despite worsening weather the well-rested tankers made steady progress. However, on November 10th the Germans committed the reorganized 11th Panzer Division against the US offensive and by the 12th CCA was once again engaged with its old friends of the 15th Panzer Regiment. Early on the 14th, following a miserable night of mixed rain and snow, Task Force Oden/CCA prepared to punch through Kampfgruppe Ronicke's positions between Benestroff and Dieuze at Guebling. As German reinforcements began to arrive Shermans and Panthers exchanged blows beginning an intense game of thrust and parry across the soggy French countryside.
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Blitz Shadow Player's ProfileBlitz Shadow Player Slightly Pro Axis 8
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Cpt. Toad's ProfileCpt. Toad Well Balanced 6
Well made short game.
I create and revise: Order of Battles, Table of Equipments, Weapon Values for Modern Wars (in work: DG Lebanon War 1982 - 1985, DG Falklands War and again CWE!)
Tough armour clash for Allies
244 games with legend that is Richie61
Huib Versloot
A classic, despite some historical inaccuracies.
Quick and lotsa fun, a real shootout.
Herr Straße Laufer
Needs major work to create balance for H2H. Until then it is only good as Allies against the AI.
“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
Kool Kat
Needs work to be balanced. Between equal players, Axis will win majority of games.
Regards, Mike / "A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week." - George S. Patton /
zartanlaw Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:04 am
Three more turns and some more tanks to the Allies could help to even things up.
Major General
Boisforas Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:13 pm
Very interesting battle! Good balance, room to maneuver & nice balance of AFVs makes this one a good fight!
Diadoco Frid Jan 15, 2016 9:20 pm
Triarii Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:01 pm
Seems a tall order for the Allies.