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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 Bruy®res, 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'Fhrer 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 Bruy®res, 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'Fhrer 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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June 1944

21st Army Group - Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery

British 2nd Army
- Lieutenant-General Miles Christopher Dempsey



1st Special Service Brigade
- Brigadier The Lord Lovat (till 12th June then Brigadier Derek Mills-Roberts)

No.3, Commando
No.4, Commando
No.6, Commando
No.45 (Royal Marine) Commando
Nos. 1 and 8 Troops, No.10 (Inter-Allied) French Commando

4th Special Service Brigades
- Brigadier B. W. Leicester

No.41, (Royal Marine) Commando
No.46, (Royal Marine) Commando
No.47, (Royal Marine) Commando
No.48, (Royal Marine) Commando


I Corps
- Lieutenant-General John Crocker

Attached to Corps HQ:

Inns of Court Regiment, RAC
62nd Anti-Tank Regiment, RA
102nd Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA
9th Survey Regiment, RA
I Corps Troops Engineers, RE

4th Armoured Brigade

The Royal Scots Greys (2 Dragoons)
44 Royal Tank Regiment
2 The Kings Royal Rifle Corps


3rd Infantry Division
- Major-General T. G. Rennie

8th Brigade

1st Battalion The Suffolk Regiment
2nd Battalion The East Yorkshire Regiment
1st Battalion The South Lancashire Regiment
13/18th Royal Hussars

9th Brigade

2nd Battalion The Lincolnshire Regiment
1st Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers
2nd Battalion The Royal Ulster Rifles

185th Brigade

2nd Battalion The Royal Warwickshire Regiment
1st Battalion The Royal Norfolk Regiment
2nd Battalion The King's Shropshire Light Infantry

27th Armoured Brigade

13/18 Hussars
The Staffordshire Yeomanry
1 The East Riding Yeomanry

Divisional Units

2nd Battalion The Middlesex Regiment (Machine Gun)
3rd Reconnaissance Regiment, RAC
3rd Divisional Engineers, RE
7th Field Regiment, RA
33rd Field Regiment, RA
76th Field Regiment, RA
20th Anti-Tank Regiment, RA
92nd Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA


3rd Canadian Infantry Division
- Major-General R.F.L. Keller

7th Infantry Brigade

The Royal Winnipeg Rifles
The Regina Rifle Regiment
The Canadian Scottish Regiment

8th Infantry Brigade

The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada
Le R©giment de la Chaudi®re
The North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment

9th Infantry Brigade

The Highland Light Infantry of Canada
The Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry Highlanders
The North Nova Scotia Highlanders

2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade

6th Armoured Regiment (1st Hussars)
10th Armoured Regiment (The Fort Garry Horse)
27th Armoured Regiment (The Sherbrooke Fusilier Regiment)

Divisional Units

The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (Machine Gun)
17th Duke of York's Reconnaissance Regiment, RAC
3rd Divisional Engineers, RCE
3rd Divisional Signals
12th Field Regiment, RCA
13th Field Regiment, RCA
14th Field Regiment, RCA
19th Field (SP) Regiment, RCA
3rd Anti-Tank Regiment, RCA
4th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RCA

6th Airborne Division
- Major-General Richard Gale

3rd Parachute Brigade

8th (Midland Counties) Parachute Battalion
9th (Home Counties) Parachute Battalion
1st Canadian Parachute Battalion

5th Parachute Brigade

7th (Light Infantry) Parachute Battalion
12th (10th Bn The Green Howards) Parachute Battalion
13th (2nd/4th Bn The South Lancashire Regiment) Parachute Battalion
4th Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery, RA
591st Parachute Squadron, RE

6th Airlanding Brigade

1st Battalion The Royal Ulster Rifles
2nd Battalion The Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
12th Battalion The Devonshire Regiment
249th (Airborne) Field Company, RE

Divisional Troops

249 Field Company RE
591 Field Company RE
3 Parachute Squadron RE
286 Field Park Company RE


51st (Highland) Infantry Division
- Major-General D. C. Bullen-Smith

152nd Brigade

2nd Battalion The Seaforth Highlanders
5th Battalion The Seaforth Highlanders
5th Battalion The Cameron Highlanders

153rd Brigade

5th Battalion The Black Watch
1st Battalion The Gordon Highlanders
5/7th Battalion The Gordon Highlanders

154th Brigade

1st Battalion The Black Watch
7th Battalion The Black Watch
7th Battalion The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Divisional Units

1/7th Battalion The Middlesex Regiment (Machine Gun)
2nd Derbyshire Yeomanry
51st Divisional Engineers, RE
126th Field Regiment, RA
127th Field Regiment, RA
128th Field Regiment, RA
61st Anti-Tank Regiment, RA
40th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA



XXX Corp
- Lieutenant-General G. C. Bucknall

Attached to Corps HQ

XXX Corps Troops Engineers, RE

56th Infantry Brigade

2nd Battalion, The Essex Regiment
2nd Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment
2nd Battalion, The South Wales Borderers

8th Armoured Brigade

Nottinghamshire Yeomanry (Sherwood Rangers)
4/7 Royal Dragoon Guards
12 Battalion The Kings Royal Rifle Corps


7th Armour Division
- Maj-Gen G. W. E. J. Erskine

22nd Armoured Brigade

1st Royal Tank Regiment
5th Royal Tank Regiment
4th County of London Yeomanry
1st Rifle Brigade

131st (Queens) Brigade

1/5th Queens Royal Regiment
1/6th Queens Royal Regiment
1/7th Queens Royal Regiment
No. 3 Support Company, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers

Divisional Troops

8th Hussars
Division Signals

Royal Artillery

3rd RHA
5th RHA
15th Light AA Regiment RA
65th Anti tank Regt. RA (Norfolk Yeomanry)

Royal Engineers

4th Field Squadron
621st Field Squadron
143rd Field Park Squadron


49th (West Riding) Division
- Major-General E. H. Barker

146th Infantry Brigade

4th Battalion The Lincolnshire Regiment
1st/4th Battalion The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
The Hallamshire Battalion of the Yorks and Lancs Regiment

149th Infantry Brigade

11th Battalion The Royal Scots Fusiliers
6th Battalion The Duke of Wellington's Regiment
7th Battalion The Duke of Wellington's Regiment

70th Infantry Brigade

1st Battalion The Tyneside Scottish
10th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry
11th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry

Divisional Units

2nd Battalion The Kensington Regiment (Machine Gun)
49th Reconnaissance Regiment, RAC
69th Field Regiment, RA
143rd Field Regiment, RA
185th Field Regiment, RA
55th (Suffolk Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regiment, RA
89th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA
Divisional Engineers, RE


50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division
- Major-General D. A. H. Graham

56th Brigade

2nd Battalion The Essex Regiment
2nd Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment
2nd Battalion The South Wales Borderers

69th Brigade

5th Battalion The East Yorkshire Regiment
6th Battalion The Green Howards
7th Battalion The Green Howards
86th Field Regiment, RA

151th Brigade

6th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry
8th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry
9th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry

231st Brigade

1 Battalion The Dorsetshire Regiment
1 Battalion The Hampshire Regiment
2 Battalion The Devonshire Regiment
90th Field Regiment, RA
147th Field Regiment, RA

Divisional Units

1st Royal Marine Armoured Support Regiment
2nd Battalion The Cheshire Regiment (Machine Gun)
61st Reconnaissance Regiment, RAC
74th Field Regiment, RA
124th Field Regiment, RA
102nd Anti-Tank Regiment, RA
25th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA
50th Divisional Engineers, RE




Note: I have taken off the Divisions REME, RASC, RAMC, RAOC units so that it is mainly the combat arm of the divisions which can be seen in this order of battle.

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Post #194   3798 days, 5 hours, 8 minutes, 42 seconds ago        
For referance with the OOB for June 6th

Gold Beach

Major-General Graham's 50th Division of XXX Corp made the assault on Gold Beach.

231st Brigade and 69th Brigade landed at around 7.25am supported by the 8th Armoured Brigade.
231st landed on the right and the 69th on the left.

56th and 151st Brigade were due to start landing at around 10am, however due to delays they started there landings around 11am. 56th following up the 231st Brigade and the 151st following up the 69th.

No.47 (Royal Marine) Commando made its landing to the right of the 231t Brigade.


7th Armoured Division, the follow up division for XXX Corp started it landing on the evening of June 6th.
22nd Armoured Brigade was fully ashore by the evening of the 7th and began to move inland soon after, however the Queens Rifle Brigade was not fully ashore until the 12th due to bad weather.

The 49th, it would also seem, started landing on the 6th but was not fully ashore until the 14th when the 70th Brigade landed.


Juno Beach

Major-General Keller's 3rd Canadian Infantry division of I Corp assaulted Juno beach at around 7.45am with its 7th Brigade landing on the right and the 8th Brigade on the left.
Both were supported by the 2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade.

By 12.30 all 3 battalions of the 9th Brigade were also ashore following in the wake of the 8th Brigade although it was 3pm before they could move southwards due to traffic jams.


No.41 and No.48 (Royal Marine) Commandos of the 4th Special Service Brigade made there landings between Juno and Sword beaches.
No.46 (Royal Marine) Commando, would seem to have landed the next day.


Sword Beach

Major-General Rennies 3rd Infantry Division, also of I Corp made there landings at around 7.30am. With the 185th Brigade on the right and the 8th Brigade on the left. Both were supported in there landings by the 27th Armour Brigade.
9th Brigade followed them up sometime during the afternoon as its landings were delayed.

The 1st Special Service Brigade made its landing on the left of the 3rd Infantry Division with the French commandos leading the way.


The 51st Highlanders started landing on the 6th-7th and was not fully ashore until the 10th.


The Airborne

Other then the pathfinders and the Coup De Main party, the main portion of the 6th Airborne - the 3rd and 5th Brigades began dropping into Normandy on the east side of the Orne at around 00:50 from one hundred and thirty seven Stirlings, Dakotas and Albermarles.
72 Gliders with some Guns and heavy equipment started landing at 3.30 am.
At around 9pm the Airlanding Brigade started landing on the LZ’s in 235 Gliders.

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Post #250   3793 days, 17 hours, 54 minutes, 12 seconds ago        
Operation Perch


Map of the Area


Between the 9th and the 14th of June, Operation Perch was launched to turn the German flank to seize the road hub of Villas-Bocage, cross the River Odon, then push south ans south east thus outflanking Caen.
The opportunity arisen due to an American Corp pushing southwards and creating a gap in the German defence line. 7th Armour was ordered through this gap… during the 12th with 22nd Armoured Brigade at the head they marched south through the gap created by the Americans and on the 13th sized Villers-Bocage...

On the 13th the infamous battle at the town took place between the 7th armour and the tank force under the command of Wittmann.
A large number of AFV were taken out by Wittmann before his Tiger was knocked out.
Troops cut off on Pt 213 fought a fierce battle with Panzergrenadiers, only 30 men of the 4th CLY and Rifle Brigade making it back to the main force.
At Tracy-Bocage 2 battalions of Panzergrenadiers and several tanks assaulted the desert rat positions. A fierce battle erupted which ended with the rats claiming 8 Mark IVs destroyed as well as inflicting heavy losses upon the Panzergrenadiers.
In Villas-Bocage, the rats claimed 9 tanks knocked out but had lost over 120 men wounded or dead.
By evening the town was firmly in British hands but due to the push southwards being made by the 50th Division being halted by the Panzer Lehr Division, the 7th Armour were force to pull back.

By the morning of the 14th, the division had pulled back and formed a “Brigade Box” but was still way in front of the front lines.

All available cover was used and within the perimeter were the remaining two squadrons of 4th CLY, 8th Hussars, 11 Hussars, 5th RTR, 1/5th and 1/7th Queens, 1st Rifle Brigade and 5th RHA. Behind the "Box" covering the single road to Livry, were 1st RTR and 1/6th Queens. The 4th CLY were positioned amongst some scattered house in Amaye, near the 22nd Armoured Brigade TAC HQ, with C Squadron being forward of the main position. The 8th Hussars were also within the perimeter, while 11th Hussars were patrolling to try and find out where the Germans were and what their movements were. The forward, eastern, edge of the 'Box' was formed along a sunken road and manned by 1/7th Queens, with 5 RTR covering both flanks. 1/5th Queens manned positions along the southern edge of the perimeter. 1 Rifle Brigade covered the northern flank, on the top edge of the 'Box'. The Division was also supported by artillery from 50th Division to the north, an US artillery battalion to the west, plus the guns of AGRA (Army Group Royal Artillery). The position was overlooked by higher ground on three sides and due to the country side the effective range at which the enemy could be spotted was 50-100 yards.



At first light an air attack by rocket firing typhoons swept in to harry the Germans, boosting morale as it did so. To the north of the box 'I' Company, 1st Rifle Brigade spotted some enemy movement in a wood and duly called down an artillery bombardment from AGRA and by the time it had finished the wood had effectively vanished along with most of its occupants. At 09:00 hours 1/7th Queen's reported German infantry to the east, which were engaged by 5th RHA and 1/7th Queen's mortars as they were too close to the British lines for the other artillery units to fire on safely. However, the German advance continued, so at 10:00 hours 5th RTR sent out a patrol to engage the infantry closer. As the German advance was exclusively made up of infantry, the tanks were able to wreck havoc with their machine guns, with the Panzer Grenadiers being mown down in ranks as they advanced. Even the battle hardened tank crews were horrified at the slaughter. At one time the Germans managed to overrun a position held by a forward of the 1/5th Queens on the left flank, but a counter-attack from 'C' Company 1/5th Queens and supported by artillery was organised and soon the Queens reported the position had been retaken, by 10:40 hours. Later on at about 14:00 the positions held by 1/7th Queens were bombarded heavily forcing one of their company's to withdraw slightly.

During the rest of the day, the box was under regular mortar fire and the rats were effectively surrounded. Although the box was easily defended and was inflicting more casualties then it was receiving, command ordered the troops to pull back to straighten out the frontlines as the 50th Division was unable to push any further southwards.

At around 8pm that evening, another German attack came in, in the form of 2 battalions, supported by tanks and artillery.
The attack coming close to the Brigade HQ and the Guns of the 5RHA.
In spite of the ferociousness of the German attack, British causalities were relatively light, with 5th RTR being the only unit to loss any armour, with this being only three Cromwells. However the Germans had suffered badly with up to 20 tanks and hundreds of dead or wounded Panzer Grenadiers laying in or around the Brigade Box.

Under the cover of artillery and an air raid the brigade finally pulled out and back within the British lines.

Due to there actions, they had blunted the fighting power of the 2nd Panzer Division and thus made them incapable of engaging the American force at the present time. The attacks by the Corp had also tied down the Panzer Lehr Division.
So although the operation failed to achieve its objectives, it did succeed in keeping German tanks committed to the eastern end of the bridgehead, what Monty called the Bastion … the aim of which was draw in as many of the German troops as possible.

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End of June 1944 – Operation Epsom

21st Army Group
- Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery

British 2nd Army
- Lieutenant-General Miles Christopher Dempsey


1st Special Service Brigade
- Brigadier Derek Mills-Roberts

No.3, Commando
No.4, Commando
No.6, Commando
No.45 (Royal Marine) Commando
Nos. 1 and 8 Troops, No.10 (Inter-Allied) French Commando

4th Special Service Brigades
- Brigadier B. W. Leicester

No.41, (Royal Marine) Commando
No.46, (Royal Marine) Commando
No.47, (Royal Marine) Commando
No.48, (Royal Marine) Commando


I Corps
- Lieutenant-General John Crocker

Attached to Corp:

Inns of Court Regiment, RAC
62nd Anti-Tank Regiment, RA
102nd Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA
9th Survey Regiment, RA
I Corps Troops Engineers, RE

71 Infantry Brigade (23-Jun-1944 29-Jun)

1 Battalion The East Lancashire Regiment British
1 Battalion The Highland Light Infantry British
1 Battalion The Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry


3rd Infantry Division
- Major General L.G. Whistler (Major-General T. G. Rennie was wounded on the 13th)

8th Brigade

1st Battalion The Suffolk Regiment
2nd Battalion The East Yorkshire Regiment
1st Battalion The South Lancashire Regiment
13/18th Royal Hussars

9th Brigade

2nd Battalion The Lincolnshire Regiment
1st Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers
2nd Battalion The Royal Ulster Rifles

185th Brigade

2nd Battalion The Royal Warwickshire Regiment
1st Battalion The Royal Norfolk Regiment
2nd Battalion The King's Shropshire Light Infantry

27th Armoured Brigade

13/18 Hussars
The Staffordshire Yeomanry
1 The East Riding Yeomanry

9 Canadian Infantry Brigade (27June -28th June)

1 The North Nova Scotia Highlanders
The Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders
The North Nova Scotia Highlanders

Divisional Units:

2nd Battalion The Middlesex Regiment (Machine Gun)
3rd Reconnaissance Regiment, RAC
3rd Divisional Engineers, RE
7th Field Regiment, RA
33rd Field Regiment, RA
76th Field Regiment, RA
20th Anti-Tank Regiment, RA
92nd Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA


3rd Canadian Infantry Division
- Major-General R.F.L. Keller

7th Infantry Brigade

The Royal Winnipeg Rifles
The Regina Rifle Regiment
The Canadian Scottish Regiment

8th Infantry Brigade

The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada
Le R©giment de la Chaudi®re
The North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment

9th Infantry Brigade

The Highland Light Infantry of Canada
The Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry Highlanders
The North Nova Scotia Highlanders

2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade

6th Armoured Regiment (1st Hussars)
10th Armoured Regiment (The Fort Garry Horse)
27th Armoured Regiment (The Sherbrooke Fusilier Regiment)

Divisional Units:

The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (Machine Gun)
17th Duke of York's Reconnaissance Regiment, RAC
3rd Divisional Engineers, RCE
3rd Divisional Signals
12th Field Regiment, RCA
13th Field Regiment, RCA
14th Field Regiment, RCA
19th Field (SP) Regiment, RCA
3rd Anti-Tank Regiment, RCA
4th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RCA


6th Airborne Division
- Major-General Richard Gale

3rd Parachute Brigade

8th (Midland Counties) Parachute Battalion
9th (Home Counties) Parachute Battalion
1st Canadian Parachute Battalion
3rd Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery, RA
3rd Parachute Squadron, RE

5th Parachute Brigade

7th (Light Infantry) Parachute Battalion
12th (10th Bn The Green Howards) Parachute Battalion
13th (2nd/4th Bn The South Lancashire Regiment) Parachute Battalion

6th Airlanding Brigade

1st Battalion The Royal Ulster Rifles
2nd Battalion The Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
12th Battalion The Devonshire Regiment
249th (Airborne) Field Company, RE

Divisional Troops

249 Field Company RE
591 Field Company RE
3 Parachute Squadron RE
286 Field Park Company RE


51st (Highland) Infantry Division
- Major-General D. C. Bullen-Smith

152nd Brigade

2nd Battalion The Seaforth Highlanders
5th Battalion The Seaforth Highlanders
5th Battalion The Cameron Highlanders

153rd Brigade

5th Battalion The Black Watch
1st Battalion The Gordon Highlanders
5/7th Battalion The Gordon Highlanders

154th Brigade

1st Battalion The Black Watch
7th Battalion The Black Watch
7th Battalion The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Divisional Units:

1/7th Battalion The Middlesex Regiment (Machine Gun)
2nd Derbyshire Yeomanry
51st Divisional Engineers, RE
126th Field Regiment, RA
127th Field Regiment, RA
128th Field Regiment, RA
61st Anti-Tank Regiment, RA
40th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA


VIII Corp
- Richard O’Connor

Corp units:

11 hussars

32 Infantry Brigade (Guards) (27-28th June)

5 Coldstream Guards
1 Welsh Guards
3 Irish Guards

4th Armoured Brigade

44 Royal Tank Regiment
3 County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters)
Royal Scots Greys (2 Dragoons)
2 The Kings Royal Rifle Corps

15th Scottish Division
- Major General G.H.A. MacMillan

31 Army Tank Brigade

7 Royal Tank Regiment
9 Royal Tank Regiment

44 Infantry Brigade

6 The Kings Own Scottish Borderers
6 The Royal Scots Fusiliers
8 The Royal Scots

46 Infantry Brigade

2 The Glasgow Highlanders
7 The Seaforth Highlanders
9 The Cameronians

227 Infantry Brigade

2 The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
2 The Gordon Highlanders
10 The Highland Light Infantry

Divisional Units:

15 Reconnaissance Regiment RAC
1 The Middlesex Regiment
131 Field Regiment RA
181 Field Regiment RA
190 Field Regiment RA
119 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA
278 Field Company RE British
279 Field Company RE British
20 Field Company RE British
624 Field Park Company RE

11th Armoured Division
-Major General G.P.B. Roberts

29 Armoured Brigade

2 Fife and Forfar Yeomanry British
6 Royal Tank Regiment British
8 The Rifle Brigade British
23 Hussars British

159 Infantry Brigade

1 The Herefordshire Regiment
3 The Monmouthshire Regiment
4 The Kings Shropshire Light Infantry

Divisional Units:

2 The Northamptonshire Yeomanry - Served as Divisional RAC Regiment
13 (HAC) Regiment RHA
151 Field Regiment RA
75 Anti-Tank Regiment RA
58 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA
13 Field Squadron RE
612 Field Squadron RE
147 Field Park Squadron RE


43rd (Wessex) Infantry Division
- Major-General G. Thomas

129th Infantry Brigade

4th Battalion The Somerset Light Infantry
4th Battalion The Wiltshire Regiment
5th Battalion The Wiltshire Regiment

130th Infantry Brigade

4th Battalion The Dorsetshire Regiment
5th Battalion The Dorsetshire Regiment
7th Battalion The Hampshire Regiment

214th Infantry Brigade

1st Battalion The Worcestershire Regiment
5th Battalion The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
7th Battalion The Somerset Light Infantry

Divisional Units:

48 Reconnaissance Regiment RAC British
43 Reconnaissance Regiment RAC British
1/8 The Middlesex Regiment British
8 The Middlesex Regiment British
94 Field Regiment RA British
112 Field Regiment RA British
141 Field Regiment RA British
179 Field Regiment RA British
Anti-Tank Regiment RA British
Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA British

204 Field Company RE British
260 Field Company RE British
553 Field Company RE British
207 Field Park Company RE


XXX Corp
- Lieutenant-General G. C. Bucknall

Attached to Corp

XXX Corps Troops Engineers, RE

56th Infantry Brigade

2nd Battalion, The Essex Regiment
2nd Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment
2nd Battalion, The South Wales Borderers

8th Armoured Brigade

Nottinghamshire Yeomanry (Sherwood Rangers)
4/7 Royal Dragoon Guards
12 Battalion The Kings Royal Rifle Corps


7th Armour Division
- Maj-Gen G. W. E. J. Erskine

22nd Armoured Brigade

1st Royal Tank Regiment
5th Royal Tank Regiment
4th County of London Yeomanry
1st Rifle Brigade

131st (Queens) Brigade

1/5th Queens Royal Regiment
1/6th Queens Royal Regiment
1/7th Queens Royal Regiment
No. 3 Support Company, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers

Divisional Troops:

8th Hussars
Division Signals

Royal Artillery

3rd RHA
5th RHA
15th Light AA Regiment RA
65th Anti tank Regt. RA (Norfolk Yeomanry)

Royal Engineers

4th Field Squadron
621st Field Squadron
143rd Field Park Squadron


49th (West Riding) Division
- Major-General E. H. Barker

146th Infantry Brigade

4th Battalion The Lincolnshire Regiment
1st/4th Battalion The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
The Hallamshire Battalion of the Yorks and Lancs Regiment

149th Infantry Brigade

11th Battalion The Royal Scots Fusiliers
6th Battalion The Duke of Wellington's Regiment
7th Battalion The Duke of Wellington's Regiment

70th Infantry Brigade

1st Battalion The Tyneside Scottish
10th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry
11th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry

Divisional Units:

2nd Battalion The Kensington Regiment (Machine Gun)
49th Reconnaissance Regiment, RAC
69th Field Regiment, RA
143rd Field Regiment, RA
185th Field Regiment, RA
55th (Suffolk Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regiment, RA
89th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA
Divisional Engineers, RE


50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division
- Major-General D. A. H. Graham

56th Brigade

2nd Battalion The Essex Regiment
2nd Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment
2nd Battalion The South Wales Borderers

69th Brigade

5th Battalion The East Yorkshire Regiment
6th Battalion The Green Howards
7th Battalion The Green Howards
86th Field Regiment, RA

151th Brigade

6th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry
8th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry
9th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry

231st Brigade

1 Battalion The Dorsetshire Regiment
1 Battalion The Hampshire Regiment
2 Battalion The Devonshire Regiment
90th Field Regiment, RA
147th Field Regiment, RA

Divisional Units:

1st Royal Marine Armoured Support Regiment
2nd Battalion The Cheshire Regiment (Machine Gun)
61st Reconnaissance Regiment, RAC
74th Field Regiment, RA
124th Field Regiment, RA
102nd Anti-Tank Regiment, RA
25th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA
50th Divisional Engineers, RE

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Post #252   3793 days, 17 hours, 3 minutes, 8 seconds ago        
Operaiton Epsom



The plan for Operation Epsom was to dislodge the Germans from Caen, to do so the newly arrived VIII Corp along with the 49th Division from XXX Corp would strike southwards.
There objectives being, to create a bridgehead across the River Odon and to secure the high ground on the flank of the city allowing 11th Armour to drive on south and southeast cross the Orne and be in a position south of Caen.
Following which I Corp would capture the airfield near the city and move south out of the ‘Airborne Bridgehead’ and encircle the city.

On the 25th June, XXX Corp made there attacks to secure the flank of VIII Corp. The following day VIII Corps, 15th Scottish division struck southwards. As they fought to capture the small hamlets in front of them, 11th Armour dashed on southwards to attempt to capture the bridges over the Odon.
These attacks were being made in torrential rain and minefields. By nightfall the advance stopped 1 mile short of the river and the bridges.


On the 27th a bridge was captured across the river and by the morning of the 28th the majority of 11th Armour were across and probing southwards.

At this point the Germans were throwing everything they had into crushing the British drive, there attacks on the flanks were bloodily repulsed.

During the morning, 11th Armour captured Hill 112, halfway between the Orne and Odon. From this vantage point they called in heavy shellfire upon all German movement they could see.
They also captured an officer of the 9SS who had the plans for the German attack upon the bridgehead across the Odon, thus warned, the 15th Scottish prepared for the attack.
In the evening when the attack came in they held firm, although several panzers broke through there lines, the German infantry were firmly repulsed.
By nightfall, the panzers behind the lines had been destroyed and allied shelling hit the positions German troops were attempting to regroup at.

On the 30th, 11th Armour was pulled back into reserve on Dempseys orders and the Germans were able to retake Hill 112 and a few villages. However there attacks upon the bridgehead were again repulsed.

That evening Hausser, now commander of the 7th Army stated that 1st and 2nd SS Panzer Korp would have to cease there attacks and that he proposed the withdrawal from Caen.

Once again, 2nd Army had been unable to reach its overall objective, that of taking Caen but it had achieved victory none the less.
When the attack was launched, the Germans were building up for an armoured counter strike at Bayeux.
The British attack forced them to call of there attack and to commit there troops piecemeal into the attack to halt VIII Corp. Forewarned and prepared the Corp was able to deliver a costly defeat to the 1st and 2nd SS Panzer Korps and the other Panzer divisions which took part in the battle.
With the withdrawal of 11th Armour behind the lines, the commanders created the threat of a major offensive in the Caen region and again gave the Germans enough excuses to keep the majority of there Panzer divisions facing the British.

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Post #277   3764 days, 14 hours, 42 minutes, 18 seconds ago        
Operation Windsor

On July 4th, at 5am, the 3rd Canadian Division sent in 4 battalions backed by all the artillery he could muster to take Carpiquet and the airfield after a massive bombardment from the artillery and the Royal Navy.

The Canadians had to cross a mile of waist high wheat fields to reach the village, the fields being pre-sighted for German artillery, who rained down shells on the Canadian start line and as they advanced.

It would seem that the Canadians outnumbered the 12SS who were holding the area by 18-1, 150 Germans occupied Carpiquet.

The Canadians took the village but on the first assault failed to take the airport. A second attack, aided by tanks and Crocodiles also failed.

The Canadians exposed in the salient they had created had to fight off continuous German counter attacks, during which one company was completely overrun!

The Canadians held the ground they had taken but unable to take the airfield which was finally cleared on July 9th.

It is reported that the Canadians lost between 370-450 men, wounded or killed during these few days for the village and airfield.

Canadians at Carpiquet:



Operation Charnwood

On the evening of July 7th, nearly 500 Lancaster and Halifax bombers dropped 2500 tons of High Explosives on Caen.
The commanders on the ground had wanted the drop to be made closer but Harris insisted on a 6000 metre safety margin.
The result being most landed on the outskirts of Caen and killed several hundred civilians but missed the fortified German positions outside the city.

Around 4.30am the next day, morale lifted by the bombing raid I Corp attacked.
3rd British on the left, 59th Division in the centre and 3rd Canadian on the right.

The objective was to converge on the city, clear it and seize crossing over the Orne.

3rd British managed to get into the outskirts of Caen by the evening after smashing through the newly arrived and very shaken 16th LuftWaffe field division.
The 59th, facing fierce resistance from the 12SS had to battle for every village before entering the city.

The plan had been to rush the bridges over the river with armoured columns but due to the heavy damage inflicted by the RAF this could not happen.

The next morning, patrols made there way on foot into the city centre and cleared it.

In the meantime, the Canadians coming in from the west of the city (the British divisions had advanced into the city along a more southerly route) reached the river to find all the bridges had been destroyed.


The city was in allied hands other then the portion on the eastern bank of the river which the German still held onto.


The attack gutted the 16th Luftwaffe division which lost 3 quarters of its strength and decimated the remains of the 12SS which according to Kurt Meyer had lost over 60% of its strength since its operations began. Other sources place the Division at battalion strength by the time they pulled out.

However I Corp had lost 3500 men, dead or wounded during the fighting.


To sum up,
Charnwood was a limited tactical success for the Allies. The west end of Caen was captured but the eastern half including the Colombelles steel works (with its high observation points) remained in German hands.
As one of a series of British attacks in Normandy, it contributed to the impending sense of stalemate felt in high Allied command in July. However, in the strategic sense it aided the Allied objective in Normandy by continuing the German belief that the main Allied offensive would happen in the British sector. Ultimately that German focus helped win the Normandy campaign for the Allies.

Chester Wilmot puts it differently,
"..the Germans were able to deny Montgomery the through routes he needed so that Second Army could maintain its threat to Paris."

However Wilmot does also state in his book that, the fact 11th Armour was withdrawn into reserve helped to keep the illusion of the British breakout in the minds of the Germans.

Infantry advance through Caen



Operation Jupiter

On July 10th, the 43rd Wessex Division launched an attack with the objective of retaking Hill 112, west of Caen and the village of Maltot on the hills northern slope.

The Germans had 5 battalions of infantry from the 21st and 22nd Panzergrenadier regiments who were dug in, well prepared and backed up by several companies of tanks and Stugs and Nebelwefers.


British tanks were being ripped to pieces by the German defences and the infantry taking heavy casualties.
The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry were launched into the attack before dusk and took the hill. A German counterattack with Tiger tanks failed to dislodge the men.

The Germans reorganised there line and the next day hit the British infantry hard, they retook the summit. The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry left behind 250 wounded or dead including there commanding officer.

The hill would remain in German hands for the time being. During the attacks the Germans inflicted around 2000 casualties upon the Wessex Division.

The advance on Hill 112 - 10th July 1944


Tanks on the hill


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