Last night the German army made a second attempt to penetrate the intervals between forts Evegnée and Fléron south east of Liège. This time they had realised that the fort’s big guns had a minimum range and so they set up inside that but the fort’s smaller 5.7” guns did their job well and no attempt was made to storm the fort itself
In reality the second attempt was made at night but the Belgians turned on some powerful searchlights which lit up the battlefield but we did not do that in the game.
This time the Germans concentrated their artillery batteries while the infantry moved forward in waves. They had to maintain a reserve just in case a Belgian flank attack materialised but this did not happen except at a local level.
This time the Germans advanced further than before but concentrated Belgian machine guns did fearful damage and the game ended with an Umpire’s decision in favour of the Belgians.
In 1914 the Belgian General Lemann decided to withdraw the Belgian field forces and leave the forts to survive on their own. It was many days later before the last of them fell to the German siege train which included he mighty 42cm Big Bertha!.