The tanks were bombed out the barrages otherwise occupied, we just wanted to see what two platoons vs one plus a HMG would do. Aand the stormtroopers had a flamethrower ...
Well turns out it was probably too advanced towards the end of the war, as both players were reluctant to risk an all out attack at the same time and after some honorable advances and fire fights and losses it ended pretty much as a draw.
Still I had fun, but I would like to have seen more slaughter. Next time we will just do 1 or 2 set off points in the trenches and two to advance/fight out ... and we will incorporate some tanks ... without the german rabble seems too frightened to get over the papermachee top ....
Below some pictures from our Kaiserlichen Kriegsbericherstatter sampled photographs, achieved and shot under extreme conditions and danger of life.
|The Initial set up|
|Stormtrooper before the storm|
|Normal Germans on their way to the slaughter|
|Massed infantry before the storming attack|
|The trench packed with Brits|
|Ready to defend the new captured trench|
|To kill as many huns as possible|
|While these huns "approach"|
|until the end of the foremost post|
|Meanwhile the stormtroopers|
|storming in their trenches|
|and firing with rifles at the enemy|
|The Brits get hurt but not too much|
|Crucially not the heavy machine gun|
|and their supporting mates|
|they even fire their mad minutes|
|But the Germans somehow|
|are stuck in their trenches|
|The British officer reading the news|
|while the storm troopers attack via the connection trench|
|but everybody get shot who sticks out their noses|
|The British line seems impenetrable|
|Then in the last hour all advance - Attack!|
|Even the stormtroopers get near to melee with a British unit|
|But in the end ... nothings new on the western front.|