|The empty field (lower left-hand corner) had contained a|
German platoon. Despite eliminating this, the British
platoon (lower centre) was beginning to lose the firefight
with the German platoon in the copse on the left edge.
Robert has recently been quoting chapter and verse on the Yahoo Crossfire group about low level training and actions during WW1 - the level that Crossfire represents - so I was keen to see how a WW1 game would work with these WW2 rules.
The game was a meeting battle, a common occurrence in northern France in the early days of WW1 during the Race to the Sea. Robert posted an eloquent account of the game in the Crossfire Yahoo Group placing it in historical context.
The absence of smoke and the relative scarcity of HMGs made this a significantly different style of game to the WW2 ones I've played but the rules worked equally well.
|Plenty of reserves but nowhere to send them except into|
the German meat-grinder. Miniatures are 15mm Peter
Pig and Minifigs.