Age of Empires III
The Great War Campaign: Preview: The Battle of Verdun
Hi, I'm Yuttho (SharpShooter99 in 2006) and I would like to present this preview of my campaign on AoE3 FileFront. I've already shown it on AoE3.heavengames.com but here's for those that did not see
it yet. This is from my "The Great War" Campaign that is going to be finished and released two months from now (Sorry). Check out the thread for my Campaign here: http://aoe3.heavengames.com/cgi-bin/forums/display.cgi?action=ct&f=12,36076,,10 World War One left France in a state of shock--never wanting to join another massive war again. They said this battle was the reason why France pulled out so quickly from World War Two, not even giving a try to mobilize their forces against the Blitzkrieg army. France lost so much men in World War One, that they cannot afford to lose more people in this Second World War and gave in to Hitler. Creating NAZI France and Vichy France. The Battle of Verdun is considered the greatest and lengthiest in world history. Never before or since has there been such a lengthy battle, involving so many men, situated on such a tiny piece of land. The battle, which lasted from 21 February 1916 until 19 December 1916 caused over an estimated 700,000 casualties (dead, wounded and missing). The battlefield was not even a square ten kilometres. From a strategic point of view there can be no justification for these atrocious losses. The battle degenerated into a matter of prestige of two nations literally for the sake of fighting...... France did win this battle.