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INDOBOARDGAMES M44 LEAGUE SEASON 1
MATCH #8 - Sword Beach

Steve(Allies) 4 vs Daniel(Axis) 5

Allies started slowly from the right, trying to pick up the German infantry behind the bunker, but failed to get a single hit after three consecutive attacks. Instead, German fired away her artillery and played a BEL card to reduce Allies commando to 1 figure.

This time Allies tried to push from the left and successfully gaining her first medal from the infantry near the forest of Riva Bella. After the infantry on Axis right bunker was healed fully, Allies played Firefight and only did some light damage to the German. A Move-Out card finally took out a Sherman tank to tied the position to 1-1.

Allies took the lead with an Infantry Assault on the left that knocked out the German at the bunker and surprisingly the German retaliated with an Artillery Bombard card that effectively took out a full-figure Commando. Allies called out the air support but failed to took out the weakened German infantry at the backrow. They keep pushing forward and the Commando unit on the left successfully cornered a panzer near Riva Bella. Still the bunker at their right flank proved to be tightly defended, and that bunker took the German to lead 3-2 after eliminating an Allies infantry.

Allies was bombarded with artillery and 2 infantries were wounded to 1 figure and forced to retreat to the back but the Sherman pushed forward, eliminating an infantry and captured Lion Sur Mer to lead by 4-3. Allies keep pushing forward with an objective destroying the tank guarding Riva Bella but a disappointing result coupled with no more Left cards for the Allies bought the German some time to slowly came out from the bunker to shot down the last 2 infantries at the back row for a close 5-4 victory.

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Steve(Axis) 3 vs Daniel(Allies) 5

After several turns repositioning each unit, German opened fire with a Barrage to the Sherman but missed the hit. In possession of BEL card, Allies used that to reduce the German guarding the right bunker to 1 figure and escaped to the back. German withdrew the wounded soldier to the back and replaced it with a fresh guard from the wood. They tried to fire off the advancing infantries on the right yet still failed to hit.

Finally, a German Recon Card took out a Sherman but this was answered by the Allies with a DHQ card that eliminated the left infantry. The game is tied to 1-1. A Commando Unit quickly sneaked up to the German territory and they're surrounded by a three German infantries but looks like they've prepared an ambush attack and took out a weakened German and lead the game by 2-1.

The score is 3-2 when the Allies knocked out another German at the bunker with a Sherman and the Axis retaliated to kill the Commando unit near their left bunker. Allies Armor Assault came into play and reduce an infantry corps to 1 figure and gained the momentum after a German 1-1-1 card failed to eliminate a single enemy.

Allies ordered a Commando to move forward to destroy a panzer and a Sherman took out an infantry to lead 4-2. Even though the German desperate attack exterminated a Sherman, the game was ended to their defeat when a Sherman finally seized a town.

Daniel won the match by 10 - 7.
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