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Test of Courage - The Matrix Games version of West Front

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Test of Courage

By D. Bevard
Axis 41 - 24 - 145 Allies
Rating: 7.22 (151)
Games Played: 210
SM: 1
Turns: 12
Type: Stock
First Side: Axis
Second Side: Allies
Chatel, 45km SSE of Nancy, France: [Best played against Human opponent] While the infantry divisions of the US XV Corps prepared to push across the Moselle River south of Nancy following a week long drive from the Marne, the task of screening the southern flank fell to the scattered formations of the French 2nd Armored Division. Not to be left behind by the Americans, General Leclerc instructed Colonel Billotte, commanding Tactical Group V, to seize a crossing at Chatel during the night of 15 September. By the afternoon of the 16th the first tanks of the 501st Tank Regiment were beginning to cross the river when Captain Touflet's light tank company reported German armor approaching from the southeast. The enemy formation was Kampfgruppe Boltze, from the 111 Panzer Brigade, rushing to smash the French bridgehead before it could be consolidated and expanded. For Lt. Col. Libaud, who had once tested the steel of his tanks against the Germans in 1940 at Origny, it was time to test the courage of a new generation of French tankers against the deadly panzers.
Player Voting Stats
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Panzergrenadier's ProfilePanzergrenadier Well Balanced 8
Crash's ProfileCrash Moderately Pro Allies 5
Hogans Hero's ProfileHogans Hero Well Balanced 7
Laza's ProfileLaza Well Balanced 7
mTk(FGM)'s ProfilemTk(FGM) Well Balanced 6
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Axis dawags's Profile dawags vs. Ashcloud Ashcloud's Profile Allies Axis Minor Loss 4 9
Axis itlnprd's Profile itlnprd vs. fastphil fastphil's Profile Allies Draw 6 6
Allies Machean's Profile Machean vs. Ashcloud Ashcloud's Profile Axis Allies Major Victory 12 2
Allies Scaz's Profile Scaz vs. itlnprd itlnprd's Profile Axis Allies Major Victory 12 2
Axis Nort's Profile Nort vs. ksbearski ksbearski's Profile Allies Axis Minor Victory 9 4
Nice small scenario, with good attack options for both players.
Nice small scenario, with good attack options for both players.
The Kaiser
Seems slightly tough for the Axis side.
The Kaiser
Seems slightly tough for the Axis
Very even match
Remko van den Berg
the allies have to many tanks, even when the axis had all most every tank in a single attack from high ground couldn't break through the french lines, who used only half the number of tanks at it's disposal
Although the balance is with the Allies here, this is a nice complex map with some good and fun options for both sides.
A nice spotting/sighting exercise. Although not very balanced, it is a lot of fun to play.
Although it favors the Allies, it is a very interesting scenario with good options for both sides. Lot's of fun to play.
Although a bit favoring the Allies, both sides have good opportunities and it is a very interesting, little scenario. Lot's of fun to play.
General Lee Ensayne
Final score: Axis (first side)