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**The French in Holland - The Matrix Games version of West Front

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**The French in Holland

By Huib Versloot
Axis 6 - 1 - 0 Allies
Rating: 7.08 (4)
Games Played: 7
SM: 8
Turns: 40
Type: Stock
First Side: Axis
Second Side: Allies
[Bergen op Zoom, Holland]: [H2H, Team if desired]: [WIF]:[BB] From the start of the German Blitzkrieg in the West it was apparent that Holland could not defend it's southern front alone. The French 7th Army was sent into Holland, mainly to protect the approaches to the Scheldt; the water way to Antwerp. In short, the French operations were no succes whatsoever. Upon sight of the enemy they more often turned around and ran rather than try to stand ground, even when superior in men and equipment. What if the French lead elements in Holland: Group Beauchesne and Group Lestoquoi had seriously attempted to stop the SS Regiments "Deutschland" and "Germania" from reaching the mouth of the Scheldt near Bergen op Zoom and Woensdrecht?
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Huib Versloot
It's not easy as the French. Yuo basicallly have a very large Recon force, which means excellent mobility, but absence of artillery. The latter is a big problem as I found that the French have a hard time taking on the German SS troops in close combat. I probably should have done more with my mobility advantage.