Here is the excellent beach side of the board set-up by Gordon at Adler Hobby:
The Allies are on the left and the Germans would advance from the right. The next photo shows the Axis portion of the board. Each Allied unit began the game with one pin marker to represent the hard fighting they had already done prior to the start of the German offensive.
The Axis side of the board including their initially deployment units.
The Germans would push very hard on both flanks and straight down the road in the center of the photo above. My forces (Fench CEF) along with a British force would face the center and the German halftracks on the right of the photo above.
|The British/French flank of the battlefield with the initial deployment of Axis players.|
|Bold first and second turn moves by Axis forces (flame tanks) in the center. The tanks would include riders who as Veterans wearing body armor, would stand around the brown building for almost the entire game. They caused some significant damage.|
The battle proceeded through the first six turns and the Allies were hard pressed with only a few squads and one Sherman tank left on the beach. The Axis forces were closing in for the kill!
Then the miraculous happened. All of the Axis units within range of Allied troops on the beach fired during Turn 7. It came down to one German command squad firing at the remnants of the last French squad. Only one rifle was left to shoot and the die was cast. IT CAME UP A "1"!!! The French survived! It was just barely an Allied victory!
|The two remaining infantrymen from an Algerian Tirailleurs squad who, along with a lone American Sherman tank would secure the beachhead for the Allies.|
At the end of the game Gordon had some really cool awards and raffle prizes.