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The Road to Manhay - The Matrix Games version of West Front

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The Road to Manhay

By Don Fox
Axis 17 - 7 - 6 Allies
Rating: 8.51 (19)
Games Played: 30
SM: 3
Turns: 20
Type: Custom
First Side: Axis
Second Side: Allies
Downloads: 215
December 23, 1944 (Best played against human opponent). On December 19, German forces approached the crossroads at Baraque-de-Fraiture. A hodge-podge of American defenders, centered around the remnants of the 106th Infantry Division's 589th Field Artillery Battalion (led by Major Arthur C Parker), repulsed the German probe, and continued to hold the vital crossroads for another three days. By the morning of the 23rd, elements of the 2SS Panzer Division had arrived at the scene in force, and at 1600 hours, launched what was to be the final attack against what had already come to be known as "Parker's Crossroads"
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Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Allies dawags's Profile dawags vs. Ashcloud Ashcloud's Profile Axis Allies Minor Victory 27 12
Axis Herr Straße Laufer's Profile Herr Straße Laufer vs. Triarii Triarii's Profile Allies Axis Minor Victory 27 12
Allies John Given's Profile John Given vs. Boisforas Boisforas's Profile Axis Allies Major Victory 36 6
Allies Yossarian's Profile Yossarian vs. majog majog's Profile Axis Allies Minor Loss 12 27
Allies Scud's Profile Scud vs. General Lee Ensayne General Lee Ensayne's Profile Axis Draw 18 18
Kool Kat
Heavy snow, dense woods, and a limited road network make for slow going for both the Germans and Americans. Infantry battle with a few supporting AFVs.
Regards, Mike / "A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week." - George S. Patton /
Scud Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:50 pm
Played blind it's more challenging for the allies. However, I suspect a second time for the allied player a draw will be the most likely outcome.
Resolve then, that on this very ground, with small flags waving and tinny blast on tiny trumpets, we shall meet the enemy, and not only may he be ours, he may be us. --Walt Kelly
John Given
1st Lieutenant
John Given Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:45 pm
The scenario depicts a german column advancing through heavily forested and snowy terrain to capture objective hexes located on strategic road junction hexes. Visibility is pretty good, so if one side gets it spotters up in the right places, he can inflict big damage with all the artillery (both sides get ample artillery).
Thus, what is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy's strategy.

Sun Tzu