Yesterday, with the visit of my brother, Phil, we managed to fight the action at Mons using slightly adapted Command and Colors rules. The table was set up as shown here:
Having ground to a halt on the right the Germans make a push in the centre towards Nimy:
Getting across the bridges proved to be a challenge, but the Germans are able to prevent British engineers from blowing these key crossings. The battle around Nimy ebbs and flows for several moves, with the British holding off the Germans, but losing many casualties in the process.
Meanwhile on the Germans left an advance by Jaegers secures the village of Oburg, as a springboard to assault the left flank (British Right).
At this point the British engineers manage to blow the Oburg crossing, denying this route to the Germans:
There is now no stopping the German advance. The British have reached their exhaustion point and although able to withdraw the battle is deemed a narrow German victory at 8 - 7 to the Germans.
This was a really interesting battle and it mirrored very much the feel of the real action that took place at Mons in 1914.
Next stop Le Cateau!