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A Tall Assignment - The Matrix Games version of West Front

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A Tall Assignment

By Saunders & Blackie
Allies 2 - 4 - 14 Axis
Rating: 6.86 (13)
Games Played: 20
SM: 2
Turns: 12
Type: Stock
First Side: Allies
Second Side: Axis
The Liri Valley, 97km SE of Rome, Italy: [Best played as Allied] Toward the end of May 1944, the German defences in Italy were at the brink of crumbling. The US VI Corps had launched its long awaited breakout from the Anzio Beachhead on the heels of the Canadians breaching the Hitler Line. The 5th Canadian Armoured Division was driving up the Liri River valley. German hopes to stabilize the situation lay where a tributary named the Melfa River meandered across the valley floor. If the Germans could hold here, the Tenth Army might yet be saved. In the early afternoon of 24 May, Griffin Force took the van, led by Lt. Perkins and the Strathconca recce troop. Their task was to reach the Melfa as quickly as possible and to locate, ford and hold a suitable crossing point of the battlegroup. It would prove to be a tall assignment!
Player Voting Stats
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Hawk Kriegsman's ProfileHawk Kriegsman Well Balanced 6
JIMBO's ProfileJIMBO Moderately Pro Axis 4
Don Fox's ProfileDon Fox Slightly Pro Axis 6
Herr Straße Laufer's ProfileHerr Straße Laufer Well Balanced 7
Valor's ProfileValor Slightly Pro Allies 7
mTk(FGM)
Fixed German units make it a challenge.
Kool Kat
Major General
Kool Kat Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:51 pm
Difficult scenario for the Allies as they battle both entrenched Panthers, Mark IVs, and heavy tank destroyers situated on hill tops and a short 10-turn time frame. Allied reinforcements arrive piecemeal with heavy SPAs making a late appearance with only 3 remaining turns. A "tall assignment" for the Allies indeed!
Regards, Mike / "A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week." - George S. Patton /