Carrying on from part one of this report, we rejoin the action as the two mighty armies come to grips.
The Germans close on the Mons salient. The approach across open country meant they sustained quite a few casualties to British artillery fire.
"Right, so all we've got to do is cross the canal and assault the British regulars dug in. In a town. No problem!"
Despite the German bravery, the Brits threw some outrageously lucky dice...
...here they had 3D6 needing '2s' or less..... Gott in himmel!
|Meanwhile the German right wing had thrown the Brits back across the canal.|
An overview of the action. The German cavalry division can be seen heading for the right flank - just in case!
Shot in by quite a bit of artillery, German troops finally take Mons. And overrun a British HQ. Sherry anyone?
The Germans prepare to follow up on the right. To the green fields beyond?
The British defences near Mons have by this time become untenable.
Aerial recce photo confirming the German victory.
The game produced a broadly historical result and took around two hours to play.