Erh. Yes: I’ve been up all night gaming. Our game, to be precise. Another 8 hours in Aachen. Wow, intense fighting there, followed by Weert and Hellmond. It was 6am before I knew it.
The French tried to take Aachen again. I wanted to write some kind of an after action report but … damn. It was just awesome. The Germans owe Aachen to a couple of squads who took the time out to run resupply, and to some sloppy mistakes by the French who gave the Axis fresh suppy at some of their ABs. It might have been newbies who didn’t know better.
I ran the gamut tonight – I played sapper, I played LMG, I played sniper, rifleman … I have an awful setup for playing tanks/flying at the moment, until I get a wireless hub and move my PC back upstairs to the “den” (and the surround sound I miss so much)
Aachen is a really nice town to fight in, for such a large town the layout is so nice that you quickly start to learn your way around.
The French so nearly had the town. They locked the Airfield and its AB down tightly, and then took the South Armybase. We tried to get that back but they had it locked down solidly. They had infantry covering their tanks and tanks covering everything. It formed an impenetrable shield and the corpses began piling up.
Finally, after holding on to the town for about 8-10 hours, they finally withdrew their objective. The Woots were deafening.
Next was Weert. A much smaller town and a lot more esprit-de-corps with guys moving and firing in pairs and threes. We kept moving up but failing to hold our positions and we were gradually enveloped.
Whole groups of us suddenly found ourselves on the outside, and the town seemed a lost hope. But the attackers didn’t expect us to be on their north side, and we over-ran them and regained our ground. But then we got slack and were overrun again.
This was a really intense fight – when we started getting low on equipment, they seemed to be suffering too. But it was getting desperate and the OIC made the call to fallback, a good call I think; the fallback went thru and the armybase turned Brit. But barely seconds later it turned out the Allies had called off the attack and we retook the town.
Then I went cruising in the buzzard and happened on a lone, rookie infantry making a slow foot-slog to a far off town. With Jamm40’s help I got him to talk to me and persuaded him to come join some action, so I switched to Allied for Hellmond.
Clearly the Germans were tired by the time of the attack on Hellmond. The troops were spread out and although the Allies paid a heavy cost, they kept making breakthroughs.
In an amazing twist – the newbie I linked up with is a guy our CEO was planning to get me to talk to next week.