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A Very British Civil War
Note: this is clearly a “what-if” scenario, loosely based on the bustling miniatures war gaming off-shoot of the same name. Outstanding work has been done by Solway Crafts and Miniatures, and I credit them with the brilliance of this war gaming theme.
Background
England, May 1938 (designer note: note the in-game calendar notes “1944”; this is only to create the optics of lush green environment of the British Isles)
Weather: overcast, mild, dry
The very social fabric of Great Britain was torn during the apocalypse that was The Great War. The mightiest empire on the globe ended victorious, but at what cost? The rigid social hierarchy was shaken, and the world wide waves of social change did not stop at the English Channel. Class structure, worker’s rights, regional animosities have all brewed in the decades following the Great War. This has all been exacerbated by the crippling economic crisis of the 1930s, to which the ever cautious government responded to by constricting public spending ever more.
In May 1937, King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom married Wallis Simpson. The marriage to Wallis was not supported by Stanley Baldwin, the British Prime Minister; and King Edward refused to abdicate. This marriage left the British government, and most of the people, alienated; and public hatred for King Edward and Queen Wallis rose. Parliament was torn, and in the general election of 1937, Baldwin was defeated. The Conservative party, ripped by the issue of King Edward’s marriage, as well as economic and regional tensions, broke apart, and a large segment of the Tory support went to the British Union of Fascists. Oswald Mosley’s promise to ensure public order, and shore up the Empire, resonated with a public tired of public disturbances, strikes in essential services, and the economic malaise. The Labour party too split, with the more radical sections forming their own splinter parties which ran their own candidates. The 1937 election results saw a fractured parliament, and although only winning slightly over 200 seats, and less than 30% of the vote, the BUF formed the largest caucus in the House of Commons. King Edward VIII asked Oswald Mosely to form a government. Mosley did so and almost immediately issued “Orders of Council”, outlawing strikes, restricting collective bargaining, and establishing new offences for unauthorized public gatherings, and publishing “any article intended to alarm the public”. Any opposition was swiftly responded to, if not by the police, then by Mosely’s own BUF Blackshirts, the BUF’s paramilitary wing.
In January 1938, a protest by Dockyard workers in Liverpool was brutally crushed by the BUF and elements of the Regular Army; and violent clashes began across the country; between the Kings troops and those of several other factions. The British Civil War has begun!

Factions: The outbreak of conflict led several groups to attempt to seize the country or their own personal goals. Major factions included:
On the Right (Axis in this scenario
* The Edwardian Army – elements of the professional Army, bound to King Edward VIII.
* The Royal Navy and Royal Marines – bound by tradition and culture to remain loyal to the reigning monarch, and the majority have done so.
* The British Union of Fascists (or “BUF”) – the dominant political party, led by Oswald MOSLEY and heavily backed by German and Italian interests. Mosley has garnered considerable support in his efforts to restore order internally and restore the status of Britain’s Empire
* The Mosley Youth – a “social club” of young men, who have been drilled and armed by unknown sources, and have formed para-military units to push the BUF agenda.
* Foreign Volunteer Units: after the recruiting of numerous foreign elements to fight in the Spanish Civil War, similar detachments have been formed to back those with similar agendas in the British Civil War. Contingents from other fascist and imperialist sympathizers have been formed. Here we will see the presence of the “Hanoverian Legion”, volunteers from Germany, who are backing the Edwardian and BUF efforts
On the Left (Allied in this scenario)
* The Albertine Army – elements of the regular forces, plus most of the “Territorial Army”, backing the young Prince Albert’s claim to the throne.
* The Anglican League - A large army led by a group of bishops and archbishops, they were aligned with the Albertine Army. Many are veterans of the Great War.
* The People’s Party Army - Made up of disillusioned Labour party supporters, disgruntled workers and Spanish Civil War veterans, they are seeking to turn Britain into a Socialist state based upon Lenin's Russia.
* The Farmer’s Union: radical small plot farmers and farm working hands, seeking better pay, price subsidies, and land redistribution. They are heavily influenced by Marxist doctrine.
* The Student’s Union: like students before and after them, the university students have ramparts to thwart whomever they view as authoritarian,
* Foreign Volunteer Units: after the recruiting of numerous foreign elements to fight in the Spanish Civil War, similar detachments have been formed to back those with similar agendas in the British Civil War. Groups of Americans, Canadians, and ANZAC units have been formed; here we will see the Lafayette Battalion, formed of French volunteers, many fresh from the savage fighting in Spain.
This scenario occurs in the West Coast port town of Twaddlemore. Twaddlemore is the home base for a small Royal Navy destroyer flotilla, as well as being a mid-sized port for international commerce. Given that the United Kingdom lives or dies based on this freedom to trade overseas, the port is vital to all in this conflict. The Royal Navy, which for the most part has remained loyal to King Edward VIII, dispatched the flotilla two days ago to join the rest of the fleet, tasked with stemming the flow of foreign volunteers coming to fight for their faction of choice. Many of these foreigners have come directly from fighting for the Nationalists or the Republicans in Spain, who have endured two years of their own brutal Civil War already.
Yesterday the dock workers, who are heavily influenced by communist agents and are affiliated with the People’s Party, refused to move armaments stored in the dock warehouses. Instead, they armed themselves and fighting broke out when security staff sought to control the situation. Who opened fire first is both in dispute and a moot point at this juncture. A company of the Army’s Provost Corps was rushed to Twaddlemore by train, but a bomb was used to derail the trail just outside of town. Multiple factions are either in town currently or rumoured to be headed this way. The Telephone Exchange is the key to communicating with the rest of the country, and is clearly a goal to secure. Likewise, the docks and the armaments stored there in are also of immense value. Lastly, the mysterious new Wireless Tower being built on the south shore is of unknown value, as the work crews are from “away” and appear to be quite Teutonic in manner.
This battle will surely prove that the term “Civil War” is clearly a misnomer.
A historically fictional 'what if' look at the events leading up to the Deutsche Afrika Korps capture of Tobruk in June 1942.
SCENARIO DESCRIPTION
A meeting engagement played out in the wooded terrain of the Ardennes at the beginning of the Bulge. 60+ turns.

The Germans are trying to seize important territory: bridges, cross-roads, and towns to allow breakthrough armored thrusts. Central to this map is the village of L’Shone and its surrounding road network.

The Americans are trying to occupy the same terrain to prevent its use by the Germans.

Best played as: H2H
Second Best played as: H2H
(Not designed for vs. AI play due to mounted units)

Map edge friendly to Axis: East. Map edge friendly to Allies: West.

It is hard to believe that it was only a week ago when we first heard of “The Outbreak”. Initially it was thought to be a terrorist biological attack, with outbreaks in large cities overwhelming medical facilities. But soon it was apparent it was much more… the more we hear, the more we realize that we know very little – the cause – the prognosis – or the scale of this crisis. All remain unknown – at least to the general populace. What the “government” knows may be something else again.
You are Jack McCann, police chief in the small coastal tourist town of Shady Acres, Maine. Normally by this time of the year, your town is overrun with loud tourists from the cities of the East Coast. If only that were the case.
Four days ago a large staff of the Center for Disease Control showed up at the Town Hall, and brusquely informed the Mayor, Chuck Zeto, that the Federal Government was immediately taking control of “Shady Island”, a favourite picnic spot in the bay. This was all one-way communication, you don’t know much more other than soon thereafter a convoy of sealed trucks arrived and barbed wire was being strung across the access bridge to the island.
The National Guard has been mobilized, and your own police force has been placed under the command of the governor’s office.
And yet even now, you are not sure why. A strange illness has swept the globe, but what little news was initially released was like something from a bad movie. Now that trickle of news has stopped altogether. The official story is that a Chinese cyber attack has shut down the Internet, but this being Small Town America, there are a lot of conspiracy theories floating about.
The Mayor, Chuck Zeto, who also is the local bank manager, has asked that citizens assist in securing the town from whatever threats may arise. Given that the local National Rifle Association sponsored Chuck’s last campaign, their members were eager to show their affinity for the 2nd amendment and reaffirm their ownership of large capacity magazines and assault rifles. With some hesitation, you agreed to deputize these men, but have asked them to stay at home until they may actually be required. Their training and experience doesn’t necessarily match their enthusiasm.
You were at your office all night. You had a call from Doctor Jacobie at the hospital. Dr. Jacobie, a Vietnam war draft dodger who only returned from Canada in the 1990s, is determined to ignore what he considers a “fascist edict” that all patients in suspected cases of the “outbreak” be turned over to the C.D.C. immediately and quarantined on the Island. “It reminds me of the interment of the Japanese in 1942!” Jacobie ranted, and he said he would treat all patients as “patients, not criminals”. At that, you sent two teams of part time deputies to the hospital to deal with any issues that may arise.
The town is an important transportation hub, in that the coastal railway runs through the town. The Railway has deployed their own security at the train station, as if there is an epidemic, it is important to prevent those infected from traveling. Hopefully they have enough staff to do the job.
You remained in your office all night, and it seemed that things may be calming down, but then with a complete news black out, and the mute C.D.C. guards by the island Park, who knows? You did receive several calls from citizens overnight, reporting screams and other noises from the areas near cemeteries last night; typically the local teens will go there to drink and smoke up. Although you usually will send a Deputy to put the run on them, there are more important things to do now.
The sun is coming up, but a heavy thick fog has blankets the town. A convoy of C.D.C. relieve staff are expected in from Bangor any minute; hopefully they have some news. To allow your exhausted staff get some needed rest, two detachments of National Guard troops will be arriving, one is about 5 minutes away and a second convoy from the east in another 5 minutes after that. It will be good to get home and hit the sheets. You are so tired you feel like the walking dead.
Your phone rings. It is the security detail from the train station. Old man Codger, a elderly farmer who lives north east of town, has just shown up at the Rail station, out of breath and terrified. He is rambling about being attacked at his home, and that the only way he could escape is by setting the buildings on fire. You had better send a Deputy to go interview him. It sounds bizarre.
The phone rings again… it is Deputy Boomhauer at the hospital. He sounds quite distraught. Apparently the hospital was overwhelmed with patients overnight, and now he reports the motion detector alarms in the morgue have gone off.
At that second the switch board lights up, and several simultaneous “10-78” calls are received – “officer need assistance!”… What the?????”

This scenario is
1) Meant strictly for play against the AI. Although it one player wants to try playing the Axis/Zombies, please feel free.
2) The scenario is meant to be strictly for fun.
3) Watch you ammo loads. Shoot for the head. You only have the ammo you brought into the fight.
August 12,1944. France. SE of Argentan.
Married platoons of U.S. 5th Armored Division
night out-posts.
France, 1940 - Case Red.

Heavy Tanks of the 4th DCR must smash a hole in the advancing German line - but there are complications.
At Dornot, the U.S. Third Army's XX Corps' first attempt to establish a bridgehead on the Moselle River south of Metz met bloody failure. Two and a half miles south of Dornot the XX Corps' 10 Infantry Regiment is trying once more to establish a permanent bridgehead across the Moselle at Arnaville. Since the first U.S. troops crossed at Arnaville on the night of 8/9 September, the Germans have been launching increasingly vicious counterattacks in an effort to destroy the bridgehead and repeat what happened at Dornot.
This is an Aug 44 meeting engagement between Brit and German mech forces in Belgium. The map is based on a satellite photo of Neubruck just southeast of St. Vith.
Cassino town was destroyed by Allied Airforces on Wednesday, March 15th, along with the abby known as Monte Cassino. "The town was blown assunder and beaten into heaps of rubble, the official British history reported. Yet hundreds of bombs and thousands of shells failed to pound the town to powder, contrary to Allied expectations, nor were the surviving defenders 'rendered comatose', as planned." --The Day of Battle
Normandy - known for its rolling fields, orchards, stud farms and a good glass of cider. Sheltered from the elements which can pound the coastline this is a landscape is carpeted in apple blossom. It is here, at the heart of one of the best designated cider producing areas that you will find the Chateau les Bruyîres, an Empire period residence and 18th century manor house - run by the Wehrmacht. It is your task to put an end to this inappropriate ownership.
CMBB
The Axis launch a major attack on the Allied defenses.
Soviet vs. German Meeting Engagement. 60+ turns.
Best played as: H2H (Not recommended for vs. AI play due to mounted infantry.)

In recent weeks, this industrial center has been the scene of increasingly sharp clashes between recon units and regular forces. Both sides have traded jabs over this important airplane fabrication city. Both have moved into the town and then been forced out again. No one seems to be able to hold it. The landing gear assembly plant on the edge of town was occupied by the Red Army a few days ago and then burned and destroyed as the Wehrmacht forced them out. Much of the town lies untouched, but the workers and residents know it is just a matter of time before a major battle rages through the streets of their city…

After another bloody engagement, both sides have backed off. Again, in the still of a Sunday morning under the cover of a pounding rainstorm, both sides push forces forward to gain possession of the city.

No one is sure where the front lines lie. Is the enemy in front of you? Or is he gone?

Push forward, as so many before you have tried, and hold this town once and for all!
This is a CMBB scenario, modelling Plan Yellow in France in May 1940.
It is a "dynamic flag" scenario, on a large map that will provide many options in attack and defence.
July 1941, a german advance detachment, composed of motorized infantry with Stug support, attempts to cut off retreating russian forces.
Russians attack three German-held villages in an attempt to secure the flank of a future offensive.
July, 1944. Operation Bagration already going on since one month. The german north front runs danger to be cut off. Setting down of german troops in western direction
runs among constant attacks of soviet armoured shock forces...
43-02-01, South. SS commandos save Kleist's troops from encirclement. Fictional.
42-07-10, South. Axis forces in Group A cross the Donits to secure northern flank in the beggining of Fall Blau Operation. Semi-fictional.
October, 1942
In the northern Caucaus, along the Terek river line, the battle has been raging brutally for nearly two months. Germany's 13.Panzer-Division tasked with taking the key junction city of Vladikavkaz (Ordzhonikidze) has been stymied in it's every attempt to breakthrough.

But now, at the end of October a break has been achieved through the first mountain range and panzers are rolling along the valley near Ardon, on a back route to Vladikavkaz.

The Russians, somewhat disorganized, are withdrawing to new positions. A desperate stand is ordered to slow the German advance and buy time to set-up the new defensive positions.

Russian breakout from a Kessel against a German blocking force.
CMBO
German infantry dawn attack during the Battle of the Bulge. American infantry caught off-guard whilst lining up for chow.

VPs for casualties and German exit points only.
Before dawn on D-Day the British airbourne must destroy the gun batteries at Vierville.
Koen - A Town to conquer
*****************************************

a Couple of weeks ago the Allies have conquered one of the major towns in France.

Now the Germans broke through the American line of defense in the Ardennes and are advancing rapidly towards this town.

Can the Allied commander hold this town?
November 1944, the French 2nd Armored Division is tasked to breach the German fortified line of the Vosges mountains. This battle takes place on the second days of the attack. The different French Task forces are competing with each other in order to be the first to reach the plain of Alsace. The company team Minjonnet (part of the Task Force Massu) blocked close to Voyer in a narrow valley by German remnants of the 708. ID has to bypass quickly this resistance. The French can be sure that their old enemy is not about to ease their action !
An American WWII GI's dream come true- a "what if" American assault on Berlin AND a chance to personally bag the ol'Führer himself!
Arnhem Bridge battle. British airborne against armoured SS.
Updated Scenarios
CMAK
A Very British Civil War
Note: this is clearly a “what-if” scenario, loosely based on the bustling miniatures war gaming off-shoot of the same name. Outstanding work has been done by Solway Crafts and Miniatures, and I credit them with the brilliance of this war gaming theme.
Background
England, May 1938 (designer note: note the in-game calendar notes “1944”; this is only to create the optics of lush green environment of the British Isles)
Weather: overcast, mild, dry
The very social fabric of Great Britain was torn during the apocalypse that was The Great War. The mightiest empire on the globe ended victorious, but at what cost? The rigid social hierarchy was shaken, and the world wide waves of social change did not stop at the English Channel. Class structure, worker’s rights, regional animosities have all brewed in the decades following the Great War. This has all been exacerbated by the crippling economic crisis of the 1930s, to which the ever cautious government responded to by constricting public spending ever more.
In May 1937, King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom married Wallis Simpson. The marriage to Wallis was not supported by Stanley Baldwin, the British Prime Minister; and King Edward refused to abdicate. This marriage left the British government, and most of the people, alienated; and public hatred for King Edward and Queen Wallis rose. Parliament was torn, and in the general election of 1937, Baldwin was defeated. The Conservative party, ripped by the issue of King Edward’s marriage, as well as economic and regional tensions, broke apart, and a large segment of the Tory support went to the British Union of Fascists. Oswald Mosley’s promise to ensure public order, and shore up the Empire, resonated with a public tired of public disturbances, strikes in essential services, and the economic malaise. The Labour party too split, with the more radical sections forming their own splinter parties which ran their own candidates. The 1937 election results saw a fractured parliament, and although only winning slightly over 200 seats, and less than 30% of the vote, the BUF formed the largest caucus in the House of Commons. King Edward VIII asked Oswald Mosely to form a government. Mosley did so and almost immediately issued “Orders of Council”, outlawing strikes, restricting collective bargaining, and establishing new offences for unauthorized public gatherings, and publishing “any article intended to alarm the public”. Any opposition was swiftly responded to, if not by the police, then by Mosely’s own BUF Blackshirts, the BUF’s paramilitary wing.
In January 1938, a protest by Dockyard workers in Liverpool was brutally crushed by the BUF and elements of the Regular Army; and violent clashes began across the country; between the Kings troops and those of several other factions. The British Civil War has begun!

Factions: The outbreak of conflict led several groups to attempt to seize the country or their own personal goals. Major factions included:
On the Right (Axis in this scenario
* The Edwardian Army – elements of the professional Army, bound to King Edward VIII.
* The Royal Navy and Royal Marines – bound by tradition and culture to remain loyal to the reigning monarch, and the majority have done so.
* The British Union of Fascists (or “BUF”) – the dominant political party, led by Oswald MOSLEY and heavily backed by German and Italian interests. Mosley has garnered considerable support in his efforts to restore order internally and restore the status of Britain’s Empire
* The Mosley Youth – a “social club” of young men, who have been drilled and armed by unknown sources, and have formed para-military units to push the BUF agenda.
* Foreign Volunteer Units: after the recruiting of numerous foreign elements to fight in the Spanish Civil War, similar detachments have been formed to back those with similar agendas in the British Civil War. Contingents from other fascist and imperialist sympathizers have been formed. Here we will see the presence of the “Hanoverian Legion”, volunteers from Germany, who are backing the Edwardian and BUF efforts
On the Left (Allied in this scenario)
* The Albertine Army – elements of the regular forces, plus most of the “Territorial Army”, backing the young Prince Albert’s claim to the throne.
* The Anglican League - A large army led by a group of bishops and archbishops, they were aligned with the Albertine Army. Many are veterans of the Great War.
* The People’s Party Army - Made up of disillusioned Labour party supporters, disgruntled workers and Spanish Civil War veterans, they are seeking to turn Britain into a Socialist state based upon Lenin's Russia.
* The Farmer’s Union: radical small plot farmers and farm working hands, seeking better pay, price subsidies, and land redistribution. They are heavily influenced by Marxist doctrine.
* The Student’s Union: like students before and after them, the university students have ramparts to thwart whomever they view as authoritarian,
* Foreign Volunteer Units: after the recruiting of numerous foreign elements to fight in the Spanish Civil War, similar detachments have been formed to back those with similar agendas in the British Civil War. Groups of Americans, Canadians, and ANZAC units have been formed; here we will see the Lafayette Battalion, formed of French volunteers, many fresh from the savage fighting in Spain.
This scenario occurs in the West Coast port town of Twaddlemore. Twaddlemore is the home base for a small Royal Navy destroyer flotilla, as well as being a mid-sized port for international commerce. Given that the United Kingdom lives or dies based on this freedom to trade overseas, the port is vital to all in this conflict. The Royal Navy, which for the most part has remained loyal to King Edward VIII, dispatched the flotilla two days ago to join the rest of the fleet, tasked with stemming the flow of foreign volunteers coming to fight for their faction of choice. Many of these foreigners have come directly from fighting for the Nationalists or the Republicans in Spain, who have endured two years of their own brutal Civil War already.
Yesterday the dock workers, who are heavily influenced by communist agents and are affiliated with the People’s Party, refused to move armaments stored in the dock warehouses. Instead, they armed themselves and fighting broke out when security staff sought to control the situation. Who opened fire first is both in dispute and a moot point at this juncture. A company of the Army’s Provost Corps was rushed to Twaddlemore by train, but a bomb was used to derail the trail just outside of town. Multiple factions are either in town currently or rumoured to be headed this way. The Telephone Exchange is the key to communicating with the rest of the country, and is clearly a goal to secure. Likewise, the docks and the armaments stored there in are also of immense value. Lastly, the mysterious new Wireless Tower being built on the south shore is of unknown value, as the work crews are from “away” and appear to be quite Teutonic in manner.
This battle will surely prove that the term “Civil War” is clearly a misnomer.
A historically fictional 'what if' look at the events leading up to the Deutsche Afrika Korps capture of Tobruk in June 1942.
France, 1940 - Case Red.

Heavy Tanks of the 4th DCR must smash a hole in the advancing German line - but there are complications.
Axis and Allied forces clash for a town and large hill.
This is an Aug 44 meeting engagement between Brit and German mech forces in Belgium. The map is based on a satellite photo of Neubruck just southeast of St. Vith.
At Dornot, the U.S. Third Army's XX Corps' first attempt to establish a bridgehead on the Moselle River south of Metz met bloody failure. Two and a half miles south of Dornot the XX Corps' 10 Infantry Regiment is trying once more to establish a permanent bridgehead across the Moselle at Arnaville. Since the first U.S. troops crossed at Arnaville on the night of 8/9 September, the Germans have been launching increasingly vicious counterattacks in an effort to destroy the bridgehead and repeat what happened at Dornot.
Normandy - known for its rolling fields, orchards, stud farms and a good glass of cider. Sheltered from the elements which can pound the coastline this is a landscape is carpeted in apple blossom. It is here, at the heart of one of the best designated cider producing areas that you will find the Chateau les Bruyîres, an Empire period residence and 18th century manor house - run by the Wehrmacht. It is your task to put an end to this inappropriate ownership.
US Army invades an island defended by Italian Troops.

Map is 1200x1200.
Non-Historical.
20 Battles 10 Turns each.

Play HtH (Preferred), or Allied vs. Axis AI.
Allow AI to setup units, there is no pre-planned setup for the defender yet.
Two Reinforced Infantry Companies with Armor Support clash in this typical Meeting Engagement.
engineering company attacks dug in german positions somewhere near monte cassino to capture wine stash for captain hosehead
CMBB
Soviet vs. German Meeting Engagement. 60+ turns.
Best played as: H2H (Not recommended for vs. AI play due to mounted infantry.)

In recent weeks, this industrial center has been the scene of increasingly sharp clashes between recon units and regular forces. Both sides have traded jabs over this important airplane fabrication city. Both have moved into the town and then been forced out again. No one seems to be able to hold it. The landing gear assembly plant on the edge of town was occupied by the Red Army a few days ago and then burned and destroyed as the Wehrmacht forced them out. Much of the town lies untouched, but the workers and residents know it is just a matter of time before a major battle rages through the streets of their city…

After another bloody engagement, both sides have backed off. Again, in the still of a Sunday morning under the cover of a pounding rainstorm, both sides push forces forward to gain possession of the city.

No one is sure where the front lines lie. Is the enemy in front of you? Or is he gone?

Push forward, as so many before you have tried, and hold this town once and for all!
The Axis launch a major attack on the Allied defenses.
Russians attack three German-held villages in an attempt to secure the flank of a future offensive.
Russian breakout from a Kessel against a German blocking force.
43-02-01, South. SS commandos save Kleist's troops from encirclement. Fictional.
42-07-10, South. Axis forces in Group A cross the Donits to secure northern flank in the beggining of Fall Blau Operation. Semi-fictional.
October, 1942
In the northern Caucaus, along the Terek river line, the battle has been raging brutally for nearly two months. Germany's 13.Panzer-Division tasked with taking the key junction city of Vladikavkaz (Ordzhonikidze) has been stymied in it's every attempt to breakthrough.

But now, at the end of October a break has been achieved through the first mountain range and panzers are rolling along the valley near Ardon, on a back route to Vladikavkaz.

The Russians, somewhat disorganized, are withdrawing to new positions. A desperate stand is ordered to slow the German advance and buy time to set-up the new defensive positions.

a product of HDCS

3rd SS Totenkopf arrives back at the front after its Hiatus from the front in France and is immediately thrown back into action.

Follow the swift Donet's campaign the IInd SS panzer Korps stands poised for the final push too retake Kharkov and restore the pride of the Waffen SS, but they have too cross the Mzha river first.

Alternative History : Moskow Decision
This the first of a series of fictional scenarios based on the hipotetic decision by Hitler to attack Moskow instead of Kiev during the august 1941.
The german offensive to Moskow is starting, the first task is to take the bridge over the Dnjepr between Smolensk and Viazma.
Alternative History : Moskow Decision
This the first of a series of fictional scenarios based on the hipotetic decision by Hitler to attack Moskow instead of Kiev during the august 1941.
The german offensive to Moskow is starting, the first task is to take the bridge over the Dnjepr between Smolensk and Viazma.
CMBO
German infantry dawn attack during the Battle of the Bulge. American infantry caught off-guard whilst lining up for chow.

VPs for casualties and German exit points only.
An American WWII GI's dream come true- a "what if" American assault on Berlin AND a chance to personally bag the ol'Führer himself!
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a fictional Town in North Africa.
Fictional City in North Africa. Best played as a meeting
engagement.
Fictional City in North Africa. Best played as a meeting
engagement.
Version 2, church size and orientation adjusted to be in village center. Minor adjustments such as villages, small hills and ridges around the wheat fields.
Mixed terrain, woods, open fields, villages, church, river, bridges.
This is a huge (actually 5 x 4 km) map representing a piece of French countryside west of the town of Arras. It is flat (gentle slopes) and moderately populated with villages, forests, orchards and the like. It is suitable for a massive battle of regiment-sized forces (15,000 points or more).
Fictional Map, Crete, An almost compleatly dried up river bed with a ruined bridge across, 2 small hamlets on either side
The axis forces have captured the ridge east of Lieso. It´s been quiet over a month, so they have had enough time to dig deep in the ridge.

Allied forces are attacking with brutal force from east. Tuomari-Laurila has already been taken.
The axis forces are about to assault a little town called Lieso in aim to capture a road that leads through a ridge to deeper east. The allied forces are dug in somewhere around the old elementary school.
A small river splits a large map, with lots of roads and 6 bridges to control and a town also to control. This map is for meeting engagements and no side has a terrain advantage. Hopefully this will boil down to your choice of units and your game play.
CMBB
Beautiful and challenging map perfect for direct or flank approach. Fight in the woods, the streets, the buildings or inside a small factory! Great for infantery with some armor and artillerie support and IDEAL for a quick motorized assault in the middle of a foggy night.
This was a work in progress for the cancelled CM Campaigns. Maps are both operations and battles. Four maps included. One is large version (75% accurate scale) of the entire fortress of Brest Litovsk and immediate area. Others are 2 km x 2 km maps of the north and south portions of the fortress. You are welcome to use these maps as long as your credit "Bannon DC" for map creation.
1600x1600m, middle eastern front,
3 big victory locations in the middle of the map,
4 additional small flags,
medium settlement with surrounding rural areas,
some hills, woods and farmland,
a small river crossing from N to S,
prepared setup-zones for both sides,
therefor I call it battlefield-map.
Germans advance easily untill they find... A speed bump on the road to Leningrad
This Map is designed for Meeting engagements, it is set in a fictional City.
A medium town lying crosswisely to the advance direction. In and around the town gardens and fields, some bush and tree rows.
2 small rivers with some fords.
Only 1 large victory location.
Best used for meeting engagements.
Damaged large town/small city divided by a river. Contains several bridges, an old fortress, stadium, factories, railway station, and an old manor. Flags spread pretty evenly out on the map, made for a QB axis attack. IMPORTANT: ONLY FOR USE WITH UMLAUTS STALINGRAD MODS. You most use the scenario with these three mods found at www.cmmods.com:

FULL_telephonepole_umlaut
rubble_spray_umlaut
stalingrad_buildings_umlaut
Stalingrad-ish map made for Umlaut´s Stalingrad-mods.
29 2x2km maps. Various terrain; city, village, farmland, deep forests ...

They all quite beatuful ;)
I know it was UK and not USSR! but i didnt own CMAK when i made the level and i dont want to do everything over again so USSR must equal UK! its a fun level with the FJ troops in the greatest air invasion prior to D-Day.
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Post #174   3827 days, 15 hours, 32 minutes, 45 seconds ago           
A Short History of the Sturmgeschutz Battalions/Brigades

The first Sturmgeshutz prototype was demonstrated on the artillery range at Kummersdorf in 1937. The introduction and testing of the prototype was a success. In the fall of 1937 the 7th Artillery Training Regiment was formed to work on guidelines for the deployment of this weapons system.

Assault artillery firing instruction took place at this time. The Sturmartillery gunners used the artillery doctrine of bracketing the target. This allowed them to hit the target by the third shot virtually 100 per cent of the time. The Panzer crews were taught to "walk their rounds in" and in the process used more time and more ammunition to destroy the same target.

During the fighting for France in 1940 only four batteries were available. These wre the 640, 659, 660 and 665th batteries. Infantry Regiment Gross Deutschland had one of them assigned to it.

The success of these few guns was so outstanding that by the end of the French Campaign they were put in full production.

Two battalions were ready by the time of the Balkan Campaign and six were ready for the opening of Opertation Barbarossa. These six battalions of Sturmgeshutz were assigned two each to Army Groups North, Center and South.

Within just a couple of months the weapons system enjoyed a fine reputation within the entire Army. Especially within the infantry units.

During the first two years in Russia there raged a debate over whether the Sturmgeschutz should be equipped with guns or howitzers. A small number of the vehicles had been equipped with a 105mm howitzer in place of the normal 75mm gun. This debate continued until late 1944 when the production of howitzer armed Sturmgeschutz was halted.

On 14 February 1944 all Sturmgeschutz Battalions were renamed as Sturmgeschutz Brigades. This was an attempt to confuse the Soviets about the German order of battle. The units continued to be Army level resources and their deployment did not change.

While these Battalion/Brigade units were Army level units each infantry division was equipped with 12 in it's TO&E.

Soldiers of the Sturmartillery were to be awarded the following medals:

Oak Leaves to the Knight's Cross: 14
Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross: 150
Army Honor Roll: 140
German Cross in Gold: 361




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Post #175   3827 days, 15 hours, 4 minutes, 30 seconds ago        
Organization of Sturmgeschutz Battalions/Brigades During The War

1940 - 1941

All Sturmgeschutz battalions were composed of three batteries. Each battery having six guns. The batteries were divided into three sections of two guns each.

Each Battalion, Company and Section commander was equipped with an SdKfz 251/1 halftrack.


1942

Each Section leader was issued a Sturmgeschutz and the halftrack was removed from the TO&E.


1942/1943

Each Company Commander received a Sturmgeschutz and that halftrack was replaced as well. This gave the Sturmgeschutz Company ten guns.


1943

The battalion commander is issued a Sturmgeschutz bringing the total number of Sturmgeschutz in the battalion to 31.


1944

Sturmartillery Brigades were formed.

These consisted of an Escort Grenadier Battery. Which was made up of three platoons of grenadiers armed with the StG44 assault rifle and a platoon of combat engineers.

The gun battery strength was increased to 14 guns in three sections of four guns each, with a gun for the company commander and a reserve vehicle. Three guns were also provided for the Brigade staff. This gave the Sturmartillery Brigade a strength of 45 Sturmgeschutz available.


Howitzer Vehicles

In battalions having howitzer vehicles these were usually assigned to a single section or a single battery in the battalion.
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Post #176   3827 days, 14 hours, 28 minutes, 21 seconds ago        
Sturmgeschutz Weapons


1941-1942

Armed mainly with the 75L24 with a few armed with a 105mm gun. In 1942 guns started being upgunned with the 75L43 version.


1943

Armed mainly with the 75L48 with a few armed with a 105mm or a 150mm gun.


Early 1944

Some Stug Brigades begin to receive the JgPzIVL48. A few are still armed with a 105mm or a 150mm gun.

Late 1944-1945

Some StuG Brigades begin to receive the JgPzIVL70. StuG's are no longer armed with howitzers.



StuG III Ausf. A - 1940, 30 produced

StuG III Ausf. B - 1940-41, 320 produced

StuG III Ausf. C - 1941, 50 produced

StuG III Ausf. D - 1941, 150 produced

StuG III Ausf. E - 1941-42, 272 produced

StuG III Ausf. F - 1942, 359 produced

StuG III Ausf. F8 - 1942, 334 produced

StuG III Ausf. G - 1942-45, 7,893 produced

On 10 May 1945, there were still 1,053 StuG IIIs and 277 StuH IIIs in service.



StuG IV - December 1943 - March 1945, around 1100 were produced


StuH42 - produced from October 1942 by modifying damaged earlier-model StuG III assault guns, but new production on the StuG Ausf. G chassis started in March 1943 continuing through March 1945, Saw it's first action in November 1942.







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Post #177   3827 days, 7 hours, 8 minutes, 24 seconds ago        
Independent Sturmgeschutz units of the Wermacht
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Post #195   3824 days, 7 minutes, 9 seconds ago        
Short Histories of the StuG Bttry's 287-659


287th Independant Sturmgeschutz Battery

This battery was formed from the 659th battery as it was deactivated in the spring of 1942.

This became part of the Brandenburg Division. It was given the longer barreled version of the gun. (75L43)

14 October 1942 it saw action for the first time in the Caucasus. At the crossing of the Terek and in the Kalmuk steppes. The battery advanced into the center of the Caucaus and then stayed there until the general retreat started on 30 December 1942.

Fighting it's way back out of the Caucasus across the steppes to the Don, Manytsch and Muis Rivers. On the Muis the battery was often used as a "Fire Brigade" unit. Fighting heavy actions in both Taganrog and Stalino.

After being refitted again it was sent to Greece for the remainder of the war.


640th Independant Sturmgeschutz Battery

Formed in the first half of 1940. Originally attached to 1st Gebrigs Division, but Motorized Infantry Regiment "Grossdeutschland" wanted it. By mid-April 1940 it was attached to the Motorized Infantry Regiment
"Grossdeutschland".

Began combat operations 10 May 1940. The battery fought actions at Bastogne, Sedan, Stonne, Dunkirk and Amiens.

During the fighting in France the battery lost 1 officer and 15 NCO's and men.

After the French Campaign the batter was used an organic part of Motorized Infantry Regiment "Grossdeutschland" as 16th Company of the 4th Heavy Battalion.

In 1942 the battalion was used as the basis for the Sturmgeschutz Brigade for Panzer Grenadier Division
"Grossdeutschland". (See history on 192nd Sturmgeschutz Bn/Bde)


659th Independant Sturmgeschutz Battery

Formed 20 January 1940. Deployed to Aacehn 19 April 1940.

Began combat operations 10 May 1940 crossing the Meuse River at Fumei. Took part in the fighting at Laon, Oisne-Aisne Canal, Chareau-Porcien, Juneville, Chalons, Mourmelon, St. Dizier, Langres Plateau, Besancon, Belfort, through the Burgundian Gate and onto the Swiss Border.

The battery remained in France through 26 February 1941. It was refitted and on 22 June 1941 took part in Operation Barbarossa with Army Group North.

It crossed through Lithuania, fighting at Kowno, and crossing through Eastern Lithuania and on through Latvia with severe fighting from 7 July through 9 AUgust. The unit then crossed the border and into Russia south of Lake Ilmen.

During the following months the battery spent fighting in the area of the Lovat and Pllat Rivers. 8 January the battery moved to Staraya Russa. The battery was involved in heavy defensive fighting.

The battery was then moved to Demyansk and on 13 January 1942, the battery was ordered to returnn to Germany to refit.

While in Germany the battery was deactivated and reactivated as 287th Battery.









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Post #200   3822 days, 15 hours, 22 minutes, 35 seconds ago        
Short Histories of the StuG Bttry's 660-666


660th Independant Sturmgeschutz Battery

Formed early April 1940.

15 May 1940 the battery arrived at Nousonville, just to the north of Sedan.

Immediately the batter was involved in the fighting for the Meuse River crossing with the 3rd Infantry Division.

On 16 May 1940 the battery was attached to the 8th Panzer Division. Fighting through Hirson, Bohain, St. Quentin, passing close to Cambrai and then on to the La Basse Canal.

Around the Bailleul Heights and Hazebrouck the guns went into action with an SS Division.

Attached to 6th Panzer Division, after a period of rest and maintenance, the battery took part in the attack on Aisne June 9th. Continual fighting followed for Aisne and the Ardennes Canal, Epinal, crossing the Rhine-Marne Canal crossing the Marne at Dizier. Epinal fell on June 19th.

After the armistice the battery trained to participate in "Operation Sea Lion".

It stayed in France until it was transferred east to participate in "Operation Barbarossa". 22 June 1941 the battery was assigned to Army Group North. The battery fought battles at Kowno, Dunaburg, Pleskau and Luga.

When the Soviet High Command tried to break through to Leningrad in the Staraya Russa area the battery was committed to stop the offensive. Immediately after the fighting in Staraya Russa died down the battery was ordered to Kalinin.

After this fighting the battery was taken out of combat. In the spring of 1942 independant Sturmgeschutz batteries 660, 665 and 666 were used to form the 600th Light Sturmgeschutz Battalion.(See the entry for 600th Light Sturmgeschutz Battalion for more information about that formation)


665th Independant Sturmgeschutz Battery

Formed April 1940.

10 June 1940 the battery was moved into the Vosques Mountains. Fighting with distinction in this area. Since the French did not deploy tanks in the area the fighting was purely in support of infantry units and destroying bunkers.

Attached to Army Group North during "Operation Barbarossa" the battery saw heavy action in the Lake Ilmen area.

Late in 1941 the battery was pulled out of combat and in the spring of 1942
independant Sturmgeschutz batteries 660, 665 and 666 were used to form the 600th Light Sturmgeschutz Battalion.(See the entry for 600th Light Sturmgeschutz Battalion for more information about that formation)


666th Independant Sturmgeschutz Battery


In the middle of May 1940 the battery was formed as the fifth independant Sturmgeschutz battery. The battery did not take part in the French Campaign. It did train to take part in "Operation Sea Lion".

Assigned to the 32nd Infantry Division of Army Group North the battery moved into Lithuania on 22 June 1941. The battery took part in combat near Vilkaviskis, Buburiaki, Vislia and Zosle.

On 9 July 1941 the battery took part in the attack on Saryenka. Fighting constantly the battery took part in capturing Latikovo, Sachodsy and Vydussovo. On 19th July the battery helped Infantry Regiment 407 take Krasnoya.

Attached to 12th Infantry Division the battery helped to capture Yukova on the 26th of July. By 31 July they had fought actions at Solyzi and Bobovna. Heavy fighting continued around Bobovna until 5 August.

The battery was then moved to the Lake Ilmen area. Atttached to the 45th Infantry Regiment the battery saw heavy fighting around the main approaches to Novgorod, continuing in the vicinity of Tschudovo.

September passed in relative calm. Then in a flurry of activity the battery fought actions southeast of lakes Seliger and Stach, attacked out of the Kokovkino bridgehead, Gorodok, Svapuschtscha forest and Krutiki. After suffering from mine attacks the battery was pulled out of the line in late October.

December 1941 saw the battery moved to Dno and Staraya Russa and fighting at 50C below zero. After the heavy fighting the battery was pulled out in April and refitted.

May 1942 saw the battery back in action near Staraya Russa and breaking into the Demyansk Pocket. Once in the Demyansk Pocket the battery was attached to the 184th Sturmgeschutz Battalion.

While attached to the 184th Sturmgeschutz Battalion the battery participated in actions at Valdai Heights, Hill 303, the "tunnel", Belli Bor, Valdai, Zemena and Obschino. On 31 December 1942 the battery was relieved and sent back to Germany for refitting. The battery was instead deactivated and used along with independant batteries 660 and 665 to form Sturmgeschutz Battalion 912 and 600th Light Strumgeshutz Battalion.(See the entry for 600th Light Sturmgeschutz Battalion and 912th Sturmgeschutz Battalion for more information about those formations)



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Post #278   3789 days, 19 hours, 8 minutes, 35 seconds ago        
Short Histories of the StuG Bttry's 667-741/742 - Lehr 901


667th Independant Sturmgeschutz Battery

The last of the six independant batteries formed at Zinna in the summer of 1940.

The Battery trained to participate in "Operation Sea Lion" during 1940. Sent to East Prussia in March of 1941 it was assigned to 30th Infantry Division.

22 June 1941, it crossed the Lithuanian border near Memelwalde. The battery spearheaded the 30th Infantry Division drive in the Army Group North area of operations.

The battery saw it's first real fighting when two SS Divisions attacked Sebesh on 8 July. The town was defended by the "Stalin Guards".

Assigned once again to the 30th Infantry Division they helped them break through the Stalin Line at Opotschka. As the battery and the division advanced further east they met stiffer resistance. When they reached Staraya Russa the advance started to be measured in meters not kilometers.

19-27 August were spent in fighting around Lake Luga river. 12-15 September the battery fought it's way forward through the Ishora positions and helped with the capture of Sluzk.

26 September through 8 December were taken up with fighting on the outskirts of Leningrad.

9 December 1941 the battery was transferred to the north of Volkov. The battery was attached to the 27th Army Corps and was assigned to support the 185th Sturmgeschutz Battalion. Savage fighting took place in the villages of Mga, Maluska, Sant Pogostiege and Skala.

By the end of March 1942 the battery was pulled out of action. The men of the battery had won 2 Knight's Crosses, 11 Iron Cross First Class and 62 Iron Cross Second Class.

The battery was used to form the basis for 1st Battery, 667th Sturmgeschutz Battalion in July 1942.

741st Independant Sturmgeschutz Battery

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742nd Independant Sturmgeschutz Battery

Will add at a later date.

Sturmgeschutz Lehr Battery 901

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