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Panzer's Forward - The Matrix Games version of West Front

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Panzer's Forward

By Bob Cummings
Axis 14 - 3 - 5 Allies
Rating: 8.51 (12)
Games Played: 22
SM: 5
Turns: 24
Type: Stock
First Side: Axis
Second Side: Allies
The German blitzkrieg attacks in May of 1940 had brought swift and stunning victories for the Germans. Everywhere the Allies were retreating in disarray. General Guderian said " Where the panzers lead, victory follows" and during the French campaign of 1940 this was especially true. On May 20th lead elements of the 10th Panzer Divison made contact with the French 9th Army along the banks of the Somme River. The town of Peronne had an important bridge over the river. The Germans needed this bridgehead for the future push southward to capture Paris and the rest of France. The French 9th Army had been preparing the area around Peronne since May 10th. Many defensive positions were in place and the troops were ready. With their backs against the river the French forces stood with grim determination. The 10th Panzer Division attacked immediately and they encountered fierce resistance from the French defenders. The panzers troops pushed ahead hoping to capture the town and the important bridge across the Somme.
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
Tiger 88's ProfileTiger 88 Slightly Pro Axis 8
Tiger 88's ProfileTiger 88 Slightly Pro Axis 8
XLVIII Pz. Korp's ProfileXLVIII Pz. Korp Slightly Pro Axis 8
John Given's ProfileJohn Given Well Balanced 7
Herr Straße Laufer's ProfileHerr Straße Laufer Moderately Pro Axis 6
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Axis dawags's Profile dawags vs. Oberst Oberst's Profile Allies Axis Minor Victory 45 20
Axis Tank Killer's Profile Tank Killer vs. Hughen Tanken de Tote Hughen Tanken de Tote's Profile Allies Axis Major Victory 60 10
Allies Bolo's Profile Bolo vs. Boisforas Boisforas's Profile Axis Allies Major Victory 60 10
Allies Oberst's Profile Oberst vs. Scud Scud's Profile Axis Draw 30 30
Axis Oberst's Profile Oberst vs. Scud Scud's Profile Allies Axis Major Victory 60 10
John Given
The french must make certain to blow the bridges leading to the main town ASAP - if the german makes it down there, the game could be over for the french. I was able to knock out all the approaches (barely).
Thus, what is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy's strategy.

Sun Tzu
Herr Straße Laufer
Cannot be much fun for the allied player.
“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