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1914_0815_01s: A Crossing at Dinant - FWWC 01 France '14

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1914_0815_01s: A Crossing at Dinant

By Edward Williams
Central Powers 18 - 1 - 6 Allied Powers
Rating: 6.44 (18)
Games Played: 25
SM: 2
Turns: 11
Type: Stock
First Side: Central Powers
Second Side: Allied Powers
Dinant, Belgium, 15th August 1914: As the French became increasingly aware that the German Army was conducting a sweeping movement through Belgium, Larenzac detached General Mangin's 8e Brigade to work loosely with Sordet's Corps de Cavalerie. The 143e RI of the 8e Brigade was thus ordered to move to and secure the Meuse crossings at Dinant, while the brigade's 45e RI went with the Corps de Cavalerie to provide infantry support. To Mangin's south was the entire Ier Corps d'Armée deployed along the Meuse from Givet to Mezieres. With the exception of Sordet's Corps de Cavalerie racing around the country side, Mangin was largely holding the French extreme left flank. Mangin quickly occupied the strategic old citadel located above Dinant and awaited the German attack. After German cavalry was spotted in the vicinity, Mangin received some much needed support in the form of the 3e Brigade from the Ier Corps. On 15 August, von Richtofen's H.K.K.1 converged upon Dinant and attempted to force a crossing. [Size: small] *See the notes document for information on scenario design decisions and historical notes.
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
Maseda's ProfileMaseda Slightly Pro Central Powers 5
jonnymacbrown's Profilejonnymacbrown Moderately Pro Central Powers 6
Ricky B's ProfileRicky B Well Balanced 7
KG_RangerBooBoo's ProfileKG_RangerBooBoo Moderately Pro Central Powers 4
Mr Grumpy's ProfileMr Grumpy Well Balanced 6
French morale makes it tough to hang on in this one.
Aces8 Sun Sep 13, 2015 1:44 pm
It's tough to hold off an experienced opponent as the French. Maybe if I crossed the river before his cavalry arrived in force I would have had a chance.
1st Lieutenant
Partizanka Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:01 pm
My 2nd match was a mirrored game and I had the Central Powers. I waited 2 turns before I attacked to give the game variety and it resulted in a major loss for me. Quite a challenge for the Central Powers, giving my opponent that the extra time to prepare.
Lieutenant General
Bioman Sat May 06, 2017 8:10 pm
Game was in doubt until next to last turn
Master Sergeant
ComradeP Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:49 pm
The French can ZOC-block the 500 point objectives, making sure the Germans have no chance to win.

The Germans have only 2 bridges they can use to cross the Meuse due to units not being able to Go on Foot.
Steel God
Steel God Frid Jul 31, 2020 8:22 pm
Germans can't waste a second, and the Belgians must not give up hope. Don't be a fool like I was and abandon the redoubt to shorten your lines, it's a temptation best avoided.
1st Lieutenant
Partizanka Frid Jul 31, 2020 8:51 pm
Centrl Powers must work patiently but quickly.
KAreil Sat Oct 23, 2021 10:52 am
Looks tough at the beginning as they all crossings are defended by enemy troops. High offensive power of cavalry broke through and enemy reserves got released too late. Interesting scenario but I think with aggressive and concentrated attacks the Germans will achieve Victory for sure.
"Tapfer. Standhaft. Treu." - PzGrenB.13 Ried/Innkreis
Private 1st Class
krmiller Sun Oct 24, 2021 12:47 pm
I am still learning the WWI system, there are several differences with the PzC so my thoughts that the short scenarios favor the Germans are probably affected by my inexperience.