On the morning of 22nd August 1914, just an hour after the clash at Hill 325, Rommel was leading a small reconnaissance party when he encountered French troops resting on the Mussy-la-Ville road. Being Rommel he immediately attacked them despite being outnumbered!
|In our game Rommel started behind the barn (bottom left) and eventually |
ended up in the house with the black roof engaging French troops
deployed in the orange-roofed house.
|Rommel (front right) flanked by Sergeant Ostertag and|
accompanied by a couple of runners, approaches the road.
|Game turn 3 - the German approach march continues.|
|Rommel and Ostertag are suddenly alone on the road. |
I wish I'd thought to use my dead/wounded figures for
the visual effect.
|Ostertag (red wound marker) takes cover while Rommel fires his |
pistol through a window and the scout team leader (blue Advance
Mode marker) backs into cover.
The French scored 9 VPs to the Germans' two. The overall campaign score is now 25:15 in favour of the French as we prepare for the final scenario of the campaign - Shoot-out in Bleid.