Thursday, 19 September 2013
Dastardly Danish defence - part 2
Paul's report appears below and is reproduced with his permission. BRB=the Norwegians. RWR=Danes.
BRB opened the game with a flank attack against the RWR right with 2 x regiments. Artillery exchanges being effective from early on - damage to the armoured train and hits on the RWR dismounted cavalry in the woods.
As the Naval Battalions closed on the first wood they were engaged by dismounted cavalry and a MG. These units promptly fell back to a second fire position.
With no movement to the front, RWR moved a horse artillery piece and Cav regt to the opposite flank. As the BRB advance continued things were beginning to look desperate...
Move 6 - the turning point. The BRB regts cleared the wood and were engaged by the MG, snipers, and 2 x Lt Gun. This weight of fire effectively removing them from the game.
RWR suffered casualties from artillery fire - and a light gun put of action.
BRB now launched a frontal assault with 2 x regiments. A heavy shell from RWR effectively destroyed an entire regt - and this was supported by MG fire.
With the rain beginning to fall, the game came to a close - with a final bit of skirmishing between a motor car patrol and a Lancer Sqn. An excellent game - lots of twists and turns - and it could have gone either way.
The game was based on HGW's suggestion in LW for a mounted force v a dismounted force. Mobility played a very significant part - with the light guns and cyclist Mg's being very significant indeed.
Mounted Infantry can clearly be a significant asset.
Naval gunfire was an excellent addition, and the gunboats really added to the scenario.
RWR also used a reserve gunner to man a Heavy gun - with the Chauffeur and Nursing Sister of the Bishop of Odenso.
Desperate days indeed...