I personally don't like reading blow by blow wargame accounts, so won't bore you with that here... just a few pictures and maps.
Suffice to say that the action was a tense affair, and an experiment. We ran this game online, with the 2 commanders having been emailed their briefings and maps, sending me their respective deployments earlier in the week.
I played out the game and sent regular sitreps via the AMG forum, and the commanders then texted me updates to their orders (as well as hurled banter at each other on the forum, egged on by quite an assembled throng of witty onlookers).
I posted photos and maps as often as I could, every 2 turns or so.
Certainly, the fog of war was recreated very effectively, and the good nature of the participants tested!
Thanks to Graham Cummings and Chris Sinclair for being so gracious with their time, and playing the parts magnificently.
In the end a close game, with the cunning French plan almost succeeding. Unfortunately for them, they were unable to carry the day, and the Pils Holstein defence held out.
Anyway, here are just a few maps and pictures from the game.
Below: The situation at turn 4. Note the arrival of reinforcements.
Above: "Der Grossenbomber". Baron von Bluttrott, commander of Pils Holstein artillery, observes the scene and chooses targets!
Below: Grassins in the wheatfields
Below: the ill-fated French assault on Dottingheim hill. Pils Holstein Leibarde and Kronprinz Grenadiers let loose some crushing volleys.
Thanks for visiting.