Turn 1 saw 37 battles between players on 3 continents. All of the Turn 1 details can be found here. So far, we have had players from Canada, New Zealand, the United States, Great Britain, Germany, Greece, and other countries. Allied forces pulled out narrow victories on Gold Beach, Juno Beach, and in Breville. The Axis forces had a decisive victory on Sword Beach.
|Campaign map at the end of turn 1.|
Breville: Allied 4-3 Victory
Allied Forces led by Captain Damian C. (Allied man of the match!) made a successful airlanding in Breville. Allied Airbourne troops achieved a 4-3 victory over 10 games in the Breville region. The Axis forces were lead by the daring counterattacks of Steve S. The Allied success in the region resulted in the Allied Airbourne Firestorm troops remaining in play.
|An awesome photo from Rob T. at Breville.|
|Photo from Bernard H.|
Allied forces at Gold Beach struggled through stiff German resistance to secure a beachhead. The Allied forces were lead by the daring leadership of General D. Sydenham. Allied forces managed to secure the beach with a 4-3 victory. Firestorm troops have unloaded onto the beach but were unable to make any further attacks. You can see more of this battle over at Breakthrough Assault where Adam and Winner Dave have battled it out (Check of Breakthrough Assault for their amazing content and podcasts). Battlefield Crete has another great battle report.
|Photo from Rob T.|
Juno Beach: Allied 4-3 Victory
Friend of the blog, Dai, has an excellent AAR over on his blog The Lost, The Damned and The Stunted. Allied forces assaulted the fortified German positions to achieve a 4-3 victory. Cameron B. was the top Allied general and Andy H. was the top Axis general. As with Gold Beach, Firestorm troops successfully landed on the beach but were unable to press the attack.
|An awesome beach board by Benny C.|
Sword Beach: 5-2 Axis Victory
On Sword Beach German defenses were strong enough to slow down the Allied assault. After assaults from 6 Allied generals, Allied forces managed to create a beachhead due to the work of Rich B. and Phil P. The German resistance was lead by the 6-1 victories of Luke P. and Rick D. The Allied forces suffered frightful losses in the assault of Sword Beach. The tank brigade was destroyed in the assault and only the infantry division managed to establish itself on the beach. The Germans gained 10 victory points by capturing the tank brigade and the Allies were unable to expand their bridgehead. You can read more about the battle on Theory of Phillus. There's another battle report on Spearhead 1944.
|Philip P.'s photo|
|Another great pictures. Can't remember who this one came from.|
|Photo from Nolan K.|
Tomorrow evening I will have a post out with all of the details for the first part of Turn 2!