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AAR - Turn 2, B1 Fouilloy, Lone Star 
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Back to Area 51 in Grapevine, Texas, as Lone Star readied for the next battle.

The Brits (CT) brought two rifle platoons, a HMG platoon, 2 Stokes mortars, 2 18 pdr guns, and 2 Whippet tanks. To this was added a Firestorm Mark IV Male Tank, for a total of 10 platoons.

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The CV Germans brought 3 Infanterie Platoons, 2 7.62cm Krupp Infantry Guns, 2 7.7cm FK96 n.A. Guns with limbers, and two Firestorm A7Vs, for a total of 9 platoons.

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The board was set up, with the town and Hill 104 figuring prominently on the 4 x 4 board. (The British commander made the beautiful tree lines, BTW.) Germans heavily weighted their left flank with one infantry gun, both FK96s and one Infanterie platoon. Another Infanterie platoon and the other infantry gun guarded the right side objective, behind Hill 104. The third Infanterie platoon and the two A7Vs were placed in the middle, ready to lend their weight to either flank.

The Brits put an infantry platoon and a 18 pdr on each objective (towards either end of the objective zone) with HMGs and Stokes mortars in the middle. All the British tanks were placed on their left flank.

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Thu Jul 16, 2015 11:58 pm
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Winning the roll for the first turn, the Germans moved forward on their left flank. The FK96s opened fire on a Stokes mortar, taking it out. The left flank IG moved forward along the tree line. One A7V moved to support the guns. The rest of the Germans tried, but failed, to dig in, with a string of ones.

On their turn, the British thought about attacking over the hill but ended up shifting towards the suspected focus of the German advance.

German infantry, trying to find cover behind the tree lines:
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Over the next several turns, the British right flank 18 pdr behind the tree line remained GTG, happy to guard the objective while requiring 6s for the Germans to hit it (including 16"+ modifier). For most of the rest of the game, this gun survived multiple hits, rolling save after save.

The German infantry assaulted British infantry in the tan building with the red roof. Despite being within range of the defensive fire of HMGs, the assault went in. Although the building was cleared, the Germans were pushed back in British counterattack, with several casualties. If the assault had been successful, the Germans would have consolidated to contend the nearby objective. It was not to be, especially as the Germans were unable to unpin the next turn. They wisely decided to dig in.

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Harassing fire from the British brought the German platoon close to a morale check. The German player moved up another infantry platoon, only to be caught in ambush by the British machine guns and a Whippet. Reduced quickly to below half-strength, they failed their morale roll.

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Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:20 am
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The second A7V moved to the center, and the two tanks, the two FK96, and one IG looked for targets of opportunity. Tank fire destroyed the Whippet and HMG platoon that advanced to take out the Germany infantry platoon. Fire from the German infantry takes out the second Stokes mortar.

As the Mark IV attempted to force the remaining left flank platoon to take a morale check (unsuccessfully), the second Whippet advanced, destroying the IG. In turn, the bold Whippet is destroyed the next turn. The 18 pdr, having fired but missed, is also (finally!) destroyed.

The British are down 6 platoons and have to take a company morale check, which is failed.

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German losses:
1 Infanterie platoon (ignored under large force rule)
1 Infantry gun

British losses:
2 Whippets
2 Stokes mortars
1 18 pdr
1 HMG platoon

Germans win 5-2.

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Great looking battle. Your terrain board was just as I envisioned it!


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