30/01/2023 at 11:24 #182793
A very personal project that resulted in the following play test of a Great War Spearhead scenario, covering the involvement of New Zealand Division in the aftermath of Operation Michael:
Robert30/01/2023 at 15:59 #182800Darkest Star GamesParticipant
I really love your terrain and the way the land rolls, looks fantastic!
Not being familiar with the battle I wonder why the old trenches were not occupied by the Allies. If the Germans were not present (as shown with their advance ) why not take advantage of the existing fortifications? Were they facing the wrong way? Just curious.
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."30/01/2023 at 16:20 #182801
Thank you. The trenches lay in the low ground. Given the fluid nature of the fighting withdrawal, it seemed to be more important to occupy higher ground. It gave better observation and fire control over any advance by the attackers, plus cover and concealment once over the crest if a further withdrawal was needed.
Robert30/01/2023 at 16:28 #182802
The rolling terrain is based on Kallistra Hexons, matched to the 20m contours on the WW1 topographical trench maps. A heavy felt terrain mat then gradually conforms to the contours, taking away the hexagonal edges and creating a smooth continuous but historical accurate terrain. This really helps in understanding historical battles.
Robert30/01/2023 at 22:37 #182819Konstantinos TravlosParticipant
Really great stuff as always!31/01/2023 at 10:44 #182836
Thank you very much, Konstantinos.
Robert31/01/2023 at 17:22 #182859Steve JohnsonParticipant
Hmmm, the link doesn’t work for me:(.31/01/2023 at 17:37 #182860Guy FarrishParticipant
That’s odd Steve.
Works for me – using Windows 10 and Chrome.
And very good it is too Robert.31/01/2023 at 19:24 #182863
I uploaded some more content, covering the German and 3rd Tank Battalion histories. Steve, you might have hit the server when the upload was in process.
Robert01/02/2023 at 12:23 #182902
There are three more pages added, providing additional historical context. First is the IR 140 account of the British tanks:
The war diary entry for 3rd (Light) Tank Battalion:
And a German official historical account:
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