BOIS DES CAURES, VERDUN,
FRANCE, 21 February 1916: Lieutenant
Colonel Emile Driant foresaw a German assault on Verdun, and made
himself unpopular in military circles with his gloomy forecasts,
He was a prophet of his own doom. Driants two battalions
of Chasseurs-a-pied, the elite of 72nd Division, held two miles
of wooded hills directly in the path of the main German onslaught.
On 21 February, Driants infantry were awoken by the greatest
barrage ever heard. Every caliber from field gun to the terrible
210mm crashed down, lifted long enough for the stunned Frenchmen
to rise to the surface, then began all over again. By midday,
80,000 heavy shells had fallen in an area of barely half a square
mile. Frees were blasted to matchwood; platoon-sized bunkers
had simply vanished; many Frenchmen were buried alive not once
but repeatedly. Nevertheless, as the German assault teams advanced
to infiltrate the French lines, almost half of Driants men
had survived. Isolated, unsupported, blown out of their own fortifications,
the Chasseurs fought on.
Prior to his unexpected
passing designer and author Ian Daglish (dec.) sent in his GWASL
module materials, joining the work of other CH designers in the
effort to bring another era of warfare to the collection. Losing
top men is sad, and they can never, ever be replaced. But their
contributions, like authors of yore, can speak to us, and we are
grateful to have this chance to make the Great War return for
an encore ... on your gaming table. It is all very straightforward,
and the Special Rules give you the handbook you need to maneuver
the men and machines, some representing combat systems never seen
before, but prominent since. The Chauchet LMG, new French soldiers,
Attack a' Outrance rules and couinters, French tanks and Guns,
and more! You receive a full sheet of French MMC/SMC/SW, and another
sheet of French AFVs/Guns/Vehicles. Special rules in color, 3-hole
format. And of course, a collection of color format scenarios
(8 in all) that all feature German/French combat.
You know how this works.
Support GWASL 2: Blasted Woods and you'll see Russian,
American, Turkish, special ANZAC ... and more ... combatants in
action in their own modules. GWASL modules also feature a carstock
color folder style wrap. You came out of your trenches and were
there for GWASL: 1 and now it's time to ... fix bayonets and get
... over ... the ... top for GWASL: 2!
ALL GEO BOARDS USED
IN GWASL 2 ARE PROVIDED
> no old boards needed nor used! All new means all fresh and
all interesting ... and each new geo board is an interesting terrain
challenge to solve. A pile of new boards, counters, rules, wow!
WHAT YOU RECEIVE
WITH EACH COPY:
- >> All
the Geo Boards needed to play!
- >> A collectionof
8 scenarios in color format
- >> Color
die-cut counters -- THE FRENCH
- >> Color
- >> Color
cardstock folder style wrap. PLEASE ALLOW 1-2 WEEKS FOR DELIVERY