Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Lieutenant Colonel F.W. Smith - Weird War 1 16th Welsh Battalion commander

16th Welsh Battalion

" The Commanding Officer of the 16th Welsh, Lieutenant Colonel F.W. Smith,  realised immediately that his right flank would be exposed to fire from the area of Flatiron Copse and he suggested that the plan be altered to allow him to attack at first light.  This was not possible because the attack had to be co-ordinated with the 17th Division. 
When the attack took place two battalions were used. The 11th South Wales Borderers attacked with its left flank as close to Caterpillar Wood as possible and the 16th Welsh were tight against their right flank.  Each battalion would have no more than a 250 yard frontage for the attack.  It was planned that the problem of flanking fire was to be eased by the use of a smoke screen."

Attributes: Agility d6, Smarts d8, Spirit d8, Strength d6,
Vigor d6
Skills: Fighting d6, Intimidation d8, Knowledge (Battle) d10,
Notice d6, Persuasion d8, Riding d6, Shooting d8
Charisma: –2 (enlisted); Pace: 6; Parry: 5; Sanity: 6;
Toughness: 5
Hindrances: Overconfident
Edges: Academy Graduate, Command, Command
Presence, Hold the Line, Inspire, Leader of Men, Rank (Officer)

Gear: Uniform, steel helmet (+1), Webley revolver

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