Overview: My first attempt at re-creating a Historical Battle, was a chore to follow the actual battle and to make the scenario as close to the actual event.
Summary Text from research materials for this Scenario.
World War I, The Western Front, The Battle(s) of Ypres (3)
The City of Ypres, strategically located along the roads leading to the Channel ports in Belgian Flanders.
By October 1914, the Allies had reached Nieuport on the North Sea coast.
The Germans, as a prelude to General Erich von Falkenhayn's Flanders Offensive (Ypres), captured Antwerp and forced its Belgian defenders back to Nieuport, near the City of Ypres.
The Allied position around Ypres took the shape of a small salient in the trench lines because it could best be defended from the low ridge of higher ground to the east, but it was vulnerable to superior German artillery.
The British Expeditionary Force held a thirty-five mile long line in the centre of the bulge while the French Army in the area, commanded by General Ferdinand Foch, manned the flanks to the south of the city.
Second Battle of Ypres is generally remembered today as marking the first use of gas on the Western Front. A total of 5,700 canisters containing 168 tons of chlorine gas were released at sunrise on 22 April against French
following a brief preliminary bombardment by 17-inch howitzers. A veil of greenish-yellow mist could be clearly seen rolling across from the German front lines to the French positions.
Begun in April and used primarily as a means of diverting Allied attention from the Eastern Front, and as a means of testing the use of chlorine gas, it eventually concluded in failure in May.
As a consequence of the failure of this attack the German army gave up its attempts to take the town, choosing instead to demolish it through constant bombardment. By the end of the war Ypres had been largely reduced to piles of rubble.
German offensive against French, British and Canadian Forces.
Ignore Nation (6), they are a map prop only.
Watch for weakness in the Line
You have DIRECT control of the Indians (Algerian French Forces)
You have little of any research to do, but you must go to the Senate to Produce Your Spawn Hero
Do not let any of your cities get captured !!!
Mod(s): Green Smoke for Mustard Gas graciously provided by probed69, see file Green Smoke, you need to go to the Art Folder and replace the original with this one. It's very simple to do, but, DON'T FORGET
TO BACKUP THE ORIGINAL.