Recommend
40 
 Thumb up
 Hide
4 Posts

The Eastern Front: 1914-1917» Forums » Sessions

Subject: Tannenberg Turn by Turn AAR w/ Pictures rss

Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: [View All]
Jeff Schulte
United States
Washington
New Jersey
flag msg tools
designer
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
The Kaiser's and Tsar's armies gather for their imminent clash.



First Moves. Francois lunges ahead with the German 1st Corps and takes out a Russian cavalry division. Then Rennenkampf's 1st Army begins its march forward out of its depots. Von Prittwitz also moves the other two regular corps up to the front facing the Russian 1st Army.



August Turn 4: Francois pulls back and disperses another Russian cavalry. The other two German corps only push back the cavalry screens.

The Russian 1st Army moves up in strength to the border. Two corps attack Francois, but get bloodied with a loss 5 against two German.



Meanwhile Samsonov finally gets into motion. The cavalry crosses the border south of Allenstein.



August Turn 5: the Germans mass an attack against Rennenkampf's center and destroys the 40th division and virtually the 30th as well. The Russians in turn attempt to pierce the German left flank exchanging 3 losses each, but the German 36th Reserve holds.



In the south Samsonov continues his march but the German Landwehr and Ersatz forces keep their distance.



August Turn 6:

Prittwitz decides to disengage from the Russian 1st Army. Rennenkampf pursues with his cavalry reaching the outskirts of Konigsberg.



Samsonov attacks north of Allenstein but gets the worst of it. The Russians are now starting to see reserve divisions coming off the railheads - 9 divisions in all



August Turn 7:

The Germans turn on the Russian 2nd Army, using rail movement to redeploy against Samsonov's left flank. The cavalry division along with one division northwest of Allenstein are destroyed. Only a screen is left in front of Rennenkampf to slow their advance.



Samsonov pulls back to avoid having his LOC cut. His HQ is still a ways back and unable to supply attacks because of the distance.

Rennenkampf hits the German 2nd and 37th divisions but still suffers losses of 2:1 against them. Rennenkampf can afford them much more easily than Prittwitz though.

September 1 Turn:

The Germans press on another attack against Samsonov in the south with good results. The Russians in turn counterattack though, pushing back the exposed German right flank. The Russians also march up more reinforcements from Warsaw - two Siberian divisions, and some Turks. Moltke has only seen fit to transfer the 2nd Cavalry division from the west.



Rennenkampf pushes against the light German screens. Prittwitz appears to be getting squeezed between the two Russian armies.



September 2 Turn:

Large assaults are launched by each side. Losses overall are at 21 Russian and 12 German for the turn. The German position is becoming untenable and they will have to withdraw as the Russian pincers draw to a close.



September Turns 3 & 4:

The Germans pull back on turn 6 and the Russians cautiously pursue. The 2nd army is slowed by cavalry screens. For Turn 7 neither side feels it can gain an advantage so no attacks are launched. The final score was 70 Russian Demoralization to 61 German resulting in a tie. (Germany needed to win by 11 to get a marginal victory).

The End position:



This is a great introductory scenario for the Der Weltkrieg series.
43 
 Thumb up
2.00
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Robert Ellis
United Kingdom
Newcastle upon Tyne
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
I'm getting very interested in this series. Can anyone tell me what the counter size is please? (I suspect 1/2").
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Jeff Schulte
United States
Washington
New Jersey
flag msg tools
designer
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Yes, half inch
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Robert Ellis
United Kingdom
Newcastle upon Tyne
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
Thanks, Jeff.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.