We've just held Round 1 of our Tank Aces campaign in Gamer's World, Dublin.With no real history of Flames of War events until now, we were curious to see what kind of attendance we'd see. We knew we'd have our six club FoW players, regardless, but were delighted to gain six brand new players. The faction split was heavily in favour of the Axis, so I switched to an Allied army. Goodbye, sweet Fearless Trained King Tigers, we'll meet again. I swear it.
The map above shows that the historical operation was planned as a double encirclement of the French town, Nancy. Our campaign will last four weeks, with a series of battles based on three separate routes. Route A is set in the northern sector, representing a long hook by the CCA around Nancy towards Arracourt. Route B is the direct attack by the CCB on Nancy, resulting in the close encirclement of the town. Route C is the southern flanking effort by the CCR, they sought to link up with the attackers on Route A by reaching Luneville, just east of Arracourt. As matters stand, they're making good progress.
Allied Campaign Points: 2
Axis Campaign Points: 1
Route A: Dieulouard (Axis Victory, 3-0)
|Combat Command A take heavy losses while breaking out of their bridgehead.|
|Under the guns of the tanks, the divisional engineers force a crossing at the Moselle river.|
|The battle for Boinville was exceptionally heavy. This aerial image shows multiple burning tank formations.|
(Note: Allied players win drawn areas.)
|Ludwig Von Waffenbak||9||2|
|Franz Dur Himmler||10||2|
|Heinz von Catsup||10||2|
|Baz Von Nizchol||5||2|
Some random shots from the night, I'll remember to take more pictures next week, the combined burden of rules, playing and paperwork distracted me from this critical task. It will not happen again.