|The assault on Hoogh's Farm.|
The British force consisted of 3 units, each of 10 infantry.
|The battlefield. Hoogh's farm to the left, Faerphlaae Church to the right. Notice I'm using what kid's blocks I could find for the ruined buildings.|
|Faerphlaae Church seen from the British trencehs.|
|The German garrison awaits the attack.|
The British started by getting out of their trenches and advancing. Immediately they came under fire from the garrisons in the buildings.
|The British on the left leave their trenches.|
|The maxim gun opens up|
|Casualties are suffered - but morale stays strong!|
|The exact same story on the right.|
|Using move and fire, the Tommies advance. Luckily the German counterattack is pinned by the barrage.|
|Around Hoogh's Farm the Germans are moving up|
|Surging forward the British infantry take a toll of the Germans, but they are unable to assault the Church.|
|The German HMG is pinned and the middle unit starts hitting the counterattacking German infantry in the flank.|
|Carnage around the Church - The German counterattackers are pinned, but the Brits stay strong.|
|The German HMG is unable to rally and is knocked out in the next turn.|
|The Faerphlaae Church garrison have defeated the attack, but at huge cost.|
|Only 3 men are left standing, and they are pinned - unable to move or fire.|
|Leaving the centre force free to flank the Germans around the farm and wipe them out.|
|The battle ends with the triumphant occupation of Hoogh's Farm.|
The whole game took an hour. Short, sweet and fun. With more luck the Germans could have done better, but even so they retained one objective while losing the other, so it was a draw. This bodes well for these rules, which, I must say, are extremely simple. I think they capture the flavour of the Great War well though - the high body count would certainly attest to that.