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Panzer Thrust - The Matrix Games version of West Front

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Panzer Thrust

By D. Bevard
Axis 11 - 6 - 15 Allies
Rating: 8.42 (26)
Games Played: 32
SM: 2
Turns: 14
Type: Stock
First Side: Axis
Second Side: Allies
Abbeville, 40km NW of Amiens, France: [Best played as Axis] Again and again as the fighting continued across Belgium and northern France, German armored columns were thrust to the west causing panic in the Allied defensive lines. Late on 19 May Guderian was granted complete freedom of movement and he wasted no time ordering his panzer corps to strike. By mid-day on the 20th the British battalion defending Amiens had been destroyed and the swastika was flying over the city. Considering the ease with which his panzers had captured Amiens, Guderian believed that the path to the channel was now undefended. The 2nd Panzer Division was instructed to push on to Abbeville, only 20 kilometers from the coast, and seize the bridges across the Somme River for use in the second phase of the conquest of France. But Abbeville had not been left undefended, as the 5th Recon Battalion discovered when it approached the objective late in the afternoon and was cut off by elements of the British 35th Infantry Brigade.
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Toten Tanz's ProfileToten Tanz Moderately Pro Axis 7
kernel t's Profilekernel t Slightly Pro Axis 6
General Wile E. Coyote's ProfileGeneral Wile E. Coyote Well Balanced 6
Raven's ProfileRaven Well Balanced 8
JohnKnight's ProfileJohnKnight Well Balanced 7
A well balanced early war battle.
In the countryside, the panzers reign supreme, but in Abbeville, the British fight like lions. The scenario is worth a try given the scarcity of H2H scenarios in WF.
Germans must get their infantry across the canal to win
A challenge for either side
Triarii Wed May 22, 2019 2:32 pm
Probably harder for the Axis player but plenty of tactical options.
PawelM Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:05 pm
This was first PBEM from France campaign that I played. It was definitely different. I think it is slightly more challenging for the Axis. They need to be quick rounding up forward Allied units and get across the river
Dan Caviness
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Dan Caviness Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:22 pm
It's fine. You can't scout (take a look ahead of playing the scenario) or it kind of ruins the ambush aspect of the scenario. My two cents. Played it blind, Erik (The Hawk) handed me my ass...lol...but it was a good scenario. There are options and choices to be made.