Here is Tim Porter, giving the game a go for the first time. Here he is, we are about to score. To win, he has to take Verdun.
Side note: He took over from a previous demo, or two maybe. His options were limited so he chose Verdun.
I happen to snap a photo as his drive on Verdun was coming down to the final rolls. A few turns of artillery, including the use of Big Bertha had finally leveled the fort. The look of hope, can you see it on his face?
Hard to see where the fighting is so here’s a close up. Verdun is two hexes. He had to take both.
Or better expressed as
The French army holds the city with one MPV (pip/step).