*Commonwealth Forces Add On Required*
28 July 1944
At 07:00ama force led by the pluridecorated tank commander Hans von Groeble is advancing through a mature wheat field ready to be reaped, and are now in proximity of Allies positions…..
This time due to the homemade map’s time consuming I have utilized a map designed by Willem (Dusty Road) that kindly put an empty copy at disposal at repository for everybody use.
So first of all my thanks and credit for the design of the map goes to him (credit is also on briefing).
I have imagined a sort of sequel – after the conquest by the US 7th armor div.- with Axis trying to retake (as often happen during WW2) the small village of Duron (I have called “Duron” from the first two letters of Dusty Road.
Map has been very slightly modified just to add rubble,wreck,destroyed vehicles and building from previou battle, or for gameplay purposes (but you can hardly recognize it).
VERY IMPORTANT: please take note that your men are close to enemies AT guns positions, so you will have all the time you need for the set-up phase, but as soon as you press the start button, you will be shortly under fire and losses will be inevitable. So keep your vehicles on the move and avoid vehicles slowdown.Look at the map carefully.It is not going to be a pigeon shooting of course.
2 thoughts on “COUNTERATTACK AT DURON”
Called a ceasefire with 32 minutes remaining for a draw. This was a difficult challenge for me. Essentially ran out of troops to fight with. Believe I had one Lynx remaining, and my infantry was decimated. Took only two objectives: Farmhouse and South Crossroads.
If you like, I have posted on you tube some videos.
Videos regarding two attempts – both consist of the first 2 turns, each turn is split in 2 video of 30″.
Axis losses in the first attempt: 1 tank, 1 armored vehicle (but infantry escaped).
Axis losses in the second attempt: 3 tanks.
As you can see, each attempt has got a different result (due to game’s mechanic).
The first 2 turns are very important and you should be able to maintain your main force.
I wanted to start the battle in a different way, respect others map, and I was amazed and satisfied too see tanks and vehicles advancing towards enemies position trying to get through.
Sometimes can happen that you can suffer heavy losses, but you can still win the play.
In any case, just restart the previous save game if you do not fill confident, at the end, it is just a game. Beware, not all enemies position are revealed.