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AAR - Battle for D'Arquenne Woods (A2) - Turn 2 
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As turn two drew to a close, the German main effort turned back to expand the base of the salient by attacking C2. Meanwhile the secondary effort led by Panzer Group III Uihon continued to push to the west through the D'Arquenne woods.

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The operational situation map.

In this game I was going to be able to play on the German side while my fiend Charles played the defending British.

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My Germans

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Charles' British

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The battlefield, wooded and until now untouched by the war. Looking here from the British baseline towards the German baseline in the East.

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Initial deployments.

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German "Spearhead" moves.

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Charles send in a "Forlorn Hope" into the woods on his right to try to delay the German main effort.

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Unable to be supported by the main British line behind the woods, the "Forlorn Hope" is crushed by the German main effort.

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The German main effort prepares to assault from out of the woods.

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The German supporting effort knocks out HMGs and keeps then British left pinned down.

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The German main effort assaults into the British right flank.

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Flamethrowers and Stoss Truppen prove to be too much and the British Rifles are pushed off the objective.

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Unable to rally off their "pin" the British have no chance to assault back to re-contest the objective and the Germans win the day 6:1.

The woods made it very difficult for the British to attrite the Germans as they advanced. This allowed nearly full strength German units to jump on the British right before they had a chance to properly react. And so the Germans push on to the western edge of the campaign map!


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