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Panzer Thrust - The Matrix Games version of West Front

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Panzer Thrust

By D. Bevard
Axis 11 - 6 - 11 Allies
Rating: 8.4 (22)
Games Played: 28
SM: 2
Turns: 14
Type: Stock
First Side: Axis
Second Side: Allies
Abbeville, 40km NW of Amiens, France: [Best played as Axis] Again and again as the fighting continued across Belgium and northern France, German armored columns were thrust to the west causing panic in the Allied defensive lines. Late on 19 May Guderian was granted complete freedom of movement and he wasted no time ordering his panzer corps to strike. By mid-day on the 20th the British battalion defending Amiens had been destroyed and the swastika was flying over the city. Considering the ease with which his panzers had captured Amiens, Guderian believed that the path to the channel was now undefended. The 2nd Panzer Division was instructed to push on to Abbeville, only 20 kilometers from the coast, and seize the bridges across the Somme River for use in the second phase of the conquest of France. But Abbeville had not been left undefended, as the 5th Recon Battalion discovered when it approached the objective late in the afternoon and was cut off by elements of the British 35th Infantry Brigade.
Player Voting Stats
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Toten Tanz's ProfileToten Tanz Moderately Pro Axis 7
kernel t's Profilekernel t Slightly Pro Axis 6
General Wile E. Coyote's ProfileGeneral Wile E. Coyote Well Balanced 6
Raven's ProfileRaven Well Balanced 8
JohnKnight's ProfileJohnKnight Well Balanced 7
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Axis Panzerjaeger's Profile Panzerjaeger vs. Triarii Triarii's Profile Allies Draw 12 12
Axis Tank Killer's Profile Tank Killer vs. Hughen Tanken de Tote Hughen Tanken de Tote's Profile Allies Axis Major Victory 24 4
Axis dawags's Profile dawags vs. Rebel Rebel's Profile Allies Axis Major Victory 24 4
Axis Boisforas's Profile Boisforas vs. majog majog's Profile Allies Axis Major Loss 4 24
Axis Tiger 88's Profile Tiger 88 vs. SgtSteiner SgtSteiner's Profile Allies Axis Minor Victory 18 8
A well balanced early war battle.
In the countryside, the panzers reign supreme, but in Abbeville, the British fight like lions. The scenario is worth a try given the scarcity of H2H scenarios in WF.
Germans must get their infantry across the canal to win
A challenge for either side
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Triarii Wed May 22, 2019 2:32 pm
Probably harder for the Axis player but plenty of tactical options.