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The Forgotten Front - The Matrix Games version of West Front

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The Forgotten Front

By Saunders & Blackie
Axis 6 - 19 - 36 Allies
Rating: 7.61 (42)
Games Played: 61
SM: 2
Turns: 14
Type: Stock
First Side: Axis
Second Side: Allies
Merdjayoun, Lebanon 72km SW of Damascus, Syria: [Best played against Human opponent] The most common image of Vichy French troops in the Second World War was one of soldiers with arms raised surrendering to Americans in North Africa. But it was not always so! In the summer of 1941, as the British anxiously watched for the impending German invasion and Hitler looked east to Russia, General Wavell of the British Middle East Command launched his own offensive. Using Australian and Indian troops he advanced into Lebanon with the object of turning east to Damascus and taking Syria from the Vichy French. When the Commonwealth attack stalled, the French seized the initiative and counterattacked. Alarm sprang out as the strong Vichy attack, supported by armor and artillery, reached a crescendo and threatened to break though the British lines. On that day, the ground was unforgiving and the Vichy opposition was fierce on this forgotten front.
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Interesting force and threatre
244 games with legend that is Richie61
Herr Straße Laufer
French have a tough time of it due to version 1.04 extreme assault.
“The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.”― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
John Given
The Forgotten Front is an unusual scenario that pits Free French forces against the British in Palestine, of all places. The scenario is unusually violent - the French must attack ruthlessly in order to secure territory. I, as the British player, made good work of the enemy infantry with my artillery. The British force could probably be toned down a bit in terms of artillery strength (deduct two batteries?) and would still be quite battle-ready. On the other hand, most French casualties were due to the fact that many important French units were exposed needlessly to enemy fire, over and over again.
Thus, what is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy's strategy.

Sun Tzu
General of the Army
RedDevil Frid Jul 22, 2016 11:25 pm
THIS was a POORLY made scenario. No axis leaders to rally troops with, 1 leader for all troops, 3 leaders for armor. 1 3sp leader isn't even in the OOB, yet he's left on the map, free Vps anyone?... This scenario needs redone, most of the Vps are too far in rear for even the most lucky axis player to reach. Reinforcements arrive too late and too far away to even make it too the closest Vps with double quick movements. The 1 Sp mortars are a joke,.. seriously.. 1 Sheik to rally up a regiment of foot troops and a COY + of Calvary is pathetic. The Brits Brens are totally ass kicking,they were killing armor with ease, need their morale lowered to balance it up. The map was horrific and really needs remade into a gameable map. Cannot rate this anymore than a 2 for reasonable quality or playable pleasure, because it really was horrible in presentation and play-ablity IMHO. I will PERSONALLY look into remaking this into a more enjoyable fight for both sides. Stand back and wait up for a real challenge for the allies!
This one was bad, folks..anyone who says otherwise is on drugs, drunk or just a fecking moron.
Faith Divides Us, Death Unites Us.... "We were never to say die or surrender" -- Chard