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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 #255   3807 days, 18 hours, 23 minutes, 24 seconds ago           
Generalkommando III. Flakkorps

Formed February 22nd, 1944 in Paris from Stab/11. Flak Division, subordinated to Luftflotte 3:

* 16th Flak Division at Lille
* 18th Flak Brigade (mot.) at Cambrai
* 19th Flak Brigade (mot.) at Hertogenbosch

Most of the korps was destroyed in the Falaise Pocket. The remains of the korps withdrew to Germany. It was in the Cochem area September 1944, supporting Heeresgruppe B, which was under the command of Luftwaffenkommando West.

The third Flakkorps was a rather unique unit. There existed other Flak Korps on the eastern front, but they were only partly composed of motorized units. The III. Flak Korps was made up of motorized units only, even though there were shortages of vehicles.

It is common to emphasize the anti-tank role of the 88 mm Flak gun. However, this seems not to be consistent with the employement of the III. Flakkorps.

The fact that the 88 mm Flak was not suitable for anti-tank misisons was also clearly recognized by the commanders and men serving in the III. Flakkorps. Both in the post-war manuscript produced by the korps commander, Wolfgang Pickert, and in a report, dated 20 September 1944, discussing the experiences from the actions of the korps during the battles in Normandy, this is clear.

First and foremost, the korps was employed in the air defence role. This was the main mission and initially it extended from the front to a line from Falaise to Le Beny Bocage8. The second important mission of the korps was to provide indirect fire to support the ground combat units. The chief reason for this was the shortage of GHQ artillery. Due to the range of the 88 mm guns, this could often be provided from the positions they were to protect from air attack.

If enemy tanks had broken through, the flak units were expected to engage them if they reached the positions of the flak. Also, the corps was supplied with Flakkampfgruppen. These were created for ground combat.

However, they did not arrive at the korps until it was already in Normandy. When these Flakkampfgruppen arrived, they were deemed to be insufficiently trained. Consequently they were placed in the Trun area to train and were not sent into combat until the British Goodwood offensive opertation in July.

Each Flakkampfgruppe consisted of four Flakkamftruppen, which each had two 88 mm Flak guns. Three such Flakkamfgruppen were created.

The Flakkampfgruppen were not very successful in combat. The results were not in proportion to the casualties. They lost about 35 88 mm guns and 70 light Flak guns, while the number of tanks they knocked out were assessed to be twenty.

The main components of the korps were the four Flak Sturm Regiments. These were numbered 1 - 4. These had been formed by utilizing the regiment staffs 32, 36, 37 and 79 respectively. It seems that these numbers were occasionally used in Normandy too , which probably have caused some confusion as to which Flak units actually participated in the battle. The regiments had recently recieved their Flak Sturm designation when the allied forces landed.

Nominally each regiment was supposed to have three battalions with five batteries each. Three of the batteries were supposed to have 88 mm guns and two were to be equipped with light AA guns. Altogether this meant that the corps was supposed to have 36 batteries with heavy guns and 24 with light guns.

In reality, the organization of the corps did not correspond exactly to this pattern. On 23 June, it had 27 heavy batteries and 26 light batteries. This had increased to 29 heavy and 40 light batteries by 8 August. Since a heavy battery had four 88 mm guns, the authorized strength of the korps included 108 such guns on 23 June and 116 on 8 August. Three of the heavy batteries had the more powerful 88 mm Flak 41. With its higher muzzle velocity it also had much better armour penetration capabilities than the 88 mm Flak 18/36/37 which made up the vast majority of the heavy batteries.

On D-Day Flak Sturm Rgeiments 2, 3 and 4 were located around the Somme-estuary, while Flak Sturm Regiment 1 was deployed between Isigny and Bayeux. The latter regiment had recently been redeployed to that area.

The corps (minus Flak Sturm Regiment 1) received orders on afternoon D-Day to move to Normandy as rapidly as possible. During the night between 6 and 7 June the korps had reached Paris. Most of the korps had reached positions south west of Caen on the evening 8 June.

During the march to Normandy the korps suffered greater casualties than most German units marching to Normandy.

The march to Normandy did not only result in losses for the korps. It also shot down about 35 aircraft during the movement to Normandy.

Ammunition supply was a problem for most German units in Normandy and the III. Flakkorps was no exception. Since no ammunition had been stored in advance in Normandy, the distances to haul the ammunition to the korps were long. Despite these difficulties the Flakkorps was probably better off than the army.

The korps received the following number of new guns during its actions in Normandy:

53 88 mm guns
36 37 mm guns
72 20 mm guns
12 20 mm guns (4-barreled)

As has been emphasized above, the korps was mainly employed in the air defence role, not in the anti-tank role. This is also reflected in the claims by the korps during the Normandy battle:

Aircraft shot down: 462

Tanks Destroyed: 92

Armored Cars Destroyed: 14

Of the tanks destroyed about twelve fell victims to the man-held Panzerfaust close range antitank weapon.

The number of tanks claimed is quite small. Given the fact that Army and Waffen SS units claimed to have destroyed 3,663 enemy tanks from 6 June to 21 August, the III. Flakkorps can not be regarded as a very important part of German anti-tank defences.

According to Pickert the casualties were mainly caused by artillery. Air attacks on AA units in firing positions had relatively little effect.

Mainly the corps was employed on the eastern half of the German front in Normandy, against the British units. In particular its participation in halting the British Goodwood operation warrants certain comments. In several publications it is stated that this korps employed "144 AT/AA guns". Probably this refers to 88 mm guns, but the number 144 seem to have been derived by assuming that the korps had four regiments with three battalions each and that each battalion had twelve 88 mm guns. However, each battalion did not have twelve 88 mm guns. As shown above the korps had fewer than 144 88 mm guns. Also the guns were not "AT/AA guns" but AA guns.

The Flak Sturm Regiments were employed so far to the rear that the British armour units did not encounter them during the operation. The three Flakkampfgruppen were however deployed further forward and they did become involved in combat. Since they only had a T/O&E; strength of eight 88 mm Flak guns each these units were hardly significant.

The Flak Sturm Regiments were employed so far to the rear that the British armour units did not encounter them during the operation. The three Flakkampfgruppen were however deployed further forward and they did become involved in combat. Since they only had a T/O&E; strength of eight 88 mm Flak guns each these units were hardly significant.

Finally, it is worth discussing why the 88 mm Flak gun has received such a repution, in the history of operation Overlord. In 1940 and 1941, when the German antitank defences mainly consisted of the 37 mm AT gun, the 88 mm Flak 36 was significantly superior in terms of armour pentration and range. With the introduction of the 75 mm Pak 40, the superiority of the 88 mm Flak 36 was relatively marginal. However, it seems that the image of the all-pervasive 88 mm Flak guns was created in the early years of the war, largely in North Africa. During much of the fighting in North Africa British tank units were equipped with tanks armed with guns that had no HE ammunition. Also the cooperation between British tanks and artillery was often abysmal. In Normandy the behaviour of British forces was quite different however. Hence, the drawbacks of the 88 mm Flak gun, described above, were much more pronounced. But still the image of the "88 mm Flak" seem to have been vivid.




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Post #256   3807 days, 18 hours, 11 minutes, 1 second ago        
Generalkommando III. Flakkorps Organization

Went into combat June 6th, 1944 in Normandy with:

* Stab/Flak Sturm Regiment 1
* Stab/Flak Sturm Regiment 2
* Stab/Flak Sturm Regiment 3
* Stab/Flak Sturm Regiment 4
* Luftnachrichten Abteilung 103

Organisation 1 October, 1944:

* 16th Flak Division
* 1st Flak Brigade (mot.)
* Stab/Flak Sturm Regiment 1
* Stab/Flak Sturm-Regiment 2
* Stab/Flak Sturm-Regiment 3
* Stab/Flak Sturm-Regiment 4

Organisation 1 November, 1944:

* 2nd Flak Division at Trier
* 16th Flak Division at Doetinchen
* 1st Flak Brigade (mot.) at Trier
* 18th Flak Brigade (mot.) at Sonsbeck
* 19th Flak Brigade (mot.) at Hertogenbosch

In December 1944, 16th Flak Division left the korps. Taking part in the Battle of the Bulge. By February 1945, both the 18th and 19th Flak Brigades had been assigned to other formations.

Organization February 1945:

* HQ at Bonn
* 2nd Flak Division at Altenahr, supporting 5th Panzer Army
* 1st Flak Brigade at Rheydt, supporting 15th Army
* 19th Flak Brigade at Kyllburg, supporting 7th Army

On the 23rd of February, 1945, 7th Flak Division joined the korps, followed by the 22nd Flak Division in April 1945.

Subordinated to Luftflotte 3 (February 1944 through September 1944) and Luftwaffenkommando West (September 1944 through April 1945).





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Post #257   3807 days, 17 hours, 56 minutes, 7 seconds ago        
2nd Flak Division

Formed September 1st, 1941 in Leipzig from Luftverteidigungskommando 2.

* Stab/Flak Regiment 3 (Flakgruppe ThĂĽringen) in Weimar
* Stab/Flak Regiment 33 (Flakgruppe Halle-Leuna)
* Stab/Flak Regiment 300 (v) (Flakgruppe Leipzig)
* Stab/Flakscheinwerfer Regiment 73 (Flakscheinwerfergruppe Leipzig)
* Luftnachrichten Abteilung 122

In January, 1942 the division was replaced by the 14th Flak Division, and moved to Luga in the operational area of Army Group North.

Organisation on March 31st, 1942 (Div. HQ Luga):

* Stab/Flak Regiment 41 in Luga (covering the rear area of Heeresgruppe Nord)
* Stab/Flak Regiment 151 in Medved (supporting 16th Armee)
* Stab/Flak Regiment 164 in Roshdestvenno (supporting 18th Armee)
* Luftnachrichten Betriebs Kompanie 122
* Divisions NachschubfĂĽhrer

In May 1942 the division was joined by the 6th Flak Division, and was then assigned secruity of the rear area of Army Group North.

Organisation September, 1942:

* Stab/Flak Regiment 41 in Luga
* Stab/Flak Regiment 43 in Ostrov
* Stab/Flak Regiment 182 in Krasnovardeisk
* gem. Flak Abteilung 517 (v) in Narva, with gem.431 (v) and le.720 (v)

Organisation November 11th, 1943:

* Stab/Flak Regiment 182 (mot.)
* Stab/Flak Regiment 164 (mot.)
* Stab/Flak Regiment 41 (mot.)
* Sw.618 (v) and le.Alarm Flak Bttr. 8./I
* Luftnachrichten Betriebs Kompanie 122

On February 1944, the Division HQ was moved from Luga to Pleskau, and later to Dorpat.

Stab/Flak-Regiment 41 was reassigned in February 1944, then returned in April of 1944, finally to leave for good in July 1944.

Stab/Flak Regiment 136 was assigned in February 1944; Stab/Flak Regiment 151 was assigned in July, 1944, but was reassigned again in August 1944.

Organisation August 1st, 1944:

* Stab/Flak Regiment 136 (mot.)
* Stab/Flak Regiment 151 (mot.)
* Stab/Flak Regiment 164 (mot.)
* Stab/Flak Regiment 182 (mot.)
* Flak-Transport-Bttr. 23./VI, 31./I, 1./VI and 45./I
* Luftnachrichten-Betriebs-Kompanie 122

Stab/Flak-Regiment 151 (mot.) was transferred to 6. Flak-Division in August 1944, followed by Stab/Flak Regiment 136 in September 1944.

In October 1944 the division was moved to Germany, the HQ moved to Trier, and control of 3 Flaksturm Regiments.

Organisation November 1st, 1944:

* Stab/Flaksturm Regiment 2 (mot.)
* Stab/Flaksturm Regiment 3 (mot.)
* Stab/Flaksturm Regiment 4 (mot.)
* Stab/Flak Regiment 8 (v)
* Stab/Flak Regiment 182 (mot.)
* Luftnachrichten Betriebs Kompanie 122

Stab/Flaksturm Regiment 1 (mot.) joined the division in November 1944, while Stab/Flak Regiment 8 (v) and Stab/Flak Regiment 182 (mot.) left for 1st and 19th Flak Brigades respectively.

Participated in the Battle of the Bulge.

January 1945 at Eifel and February 1945 at Altenahr, supporting the 5th Panzer Army. March 1945 the division moved to Siegerland and surrendered April 1945, while in the Ruhr-pocket.


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Post #258   3807 days, 17 hours, 35 minutes, 57 seconds ago        
7th Flak Division

Formed 1.9.41 in Köln from Luftverteidigungskommando 7:

* Stab/FlakRegiment 14 (Flakgruppe Köln)
* Stab/FlakRegiment 47 (Flakgruppe Leverkusen)
* Stab/FlakRegiment 144 (Flakgruppe BrĂĽhl)
* Stab/FlakscheinwerferRegiment 84 (Flakscheinwerfergruppe Köln)
* Luftnachrichten-Abteilung 127

Organisation on November 1st, 1943:

* Stab/FlakRegiment 14 (Flakgruppe Köln)
* Stab/FlakRegiment 47 (Flakgruppe Leverkusen)
* Stab/FlakRegiment 120 (Flakgruppe Wuppertal)
* Stab/FlakRegiment 144 (Flakgruppe BrĂĽhl)
* Stab/FlakRegiment z.b.V. (Flakgruppe Aachen) [Stab/s.514]
* Stab/Flakscheinwerfer Regiment 84 (Flakscheinwerfergruppe Köln)
* Luftnachrichten-Abteilung 127

Stab/Flak-Regiment 120 (Flakgruppe Wuppertal) was reassigned and Stab/Flakscheinwerfer Regiment 84 (Flakscheinwerfergruppe Köln) was replaced by Stab/Flakscheinwerfer Regiment 113 in March 1944

Stab/Flak-Regiment 112 (Eisb.) joined the division in April of 1944, then left again in July of 1944; Stab/Flak Regiment 47 (Flakgruppe Leverkusen) left the division in June of 1944.

Organisation August 1st 1944:

* Stab/Flak Regiment 14 (Flakgruppe Köln)
* Stab/Flakscheinwerfer Regiment 113 (Flakscheinwerfergruppe Köln)
* Stab/Flak Regiment 144 (Flakgruppe BrĂĽhl)
* Stab/s.Flak Abteilung 514 (Flakgruppe Aachen)
* Flak Transport Bttr. 3./VI, 19./XI and 127./IV
* Luftnachrichten Abteilung 127

Stab/s.Flak-Abteilung 514(Flakgruppe Aachen)was reassigned in August in 1944.

The Division moved to Mönchen Gladbach In February 1945 and to Herborn March 1st of 1945.

February 23rd, 1945, the division controlled the following batteries: 99 heavy Flak, 56 light/medium Flak, 34 Searchlight and 1 Luftsperr, as well as 7 Nebel companies.

Subordinated to Luftgau-Kommando VI and from February 23rd 1945 to III. Flakkorps.

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Post #259   3807 days, 17 hours, 34 minutes, 48 seconds ago        
16th Flak Division

Formed February 1st, 1942 in Lille.

Organisation February 1st, 1943 (HQ Lille):

* Stab/Flak-Regiment 8 in Rotterdam
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 37 in Watten
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 95 in Antwerpen
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 129 in Dunkirk
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 132 in Boulogne
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 431 in Lille
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 656 in Beauvais
* Luftnachrichten-Abteilung 136

Organisation November 1st, 1943:

* Stab/Flak-Regiment 37 (mot.) in Watten
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 95 (v) in Antwerpen
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 129 (mot.) in Dunkirk
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 132 (mot.) in Boulogne
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 431 (mot.) in Lille
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 656 (v) in Beauvais
* Luftnachrichten-Abteilung 136

Stab/Flak-Regiment 95 (v) and Stab/Flak-Regiment 656 (v) joined the 18th Flak Brigade in December of 1943.

Organisation 1.3.44 (HQ Lille):

* Stab/Flak-Regiment 37 (mot.) in Watten
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 129 (mot.) in Dunkirk
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 132 (mot.) in Boulogne
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 431 (mot.) in Lille
* Luftnachrichten-Abteilung 136

Stab/Flak-Regiment 11 (mot.) and Stab/Flak-Regiment 20 (mot.) joined the division in March 1944; Stab/Flak-Regiment 37 (mot.) became Stab/Flak Sturm Regiment 3 in May of 1944 and was reassigned.

Organisation June 1st, 1944:

* Stab/Flak-Regiment 11 (mot.)
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 20 (mot.)
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 129 (mot.)
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 132 (mot.)
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 431 (mot.)
* Luftnachrichten-Abteilung 136

Reorganised in June of 1944, when Stab/20. Flak-Brigade arrived, and took control of the regiments of the division.

Organisation July 1st, 1944:

* Stab/20. Flak-Brigade (b.mot.)
Withdrew through Belgium to Holland after the allied invasion of France.

September 1944:

* Stab/Flak-Regiment 11 (mot.)
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 20 (mot.)
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 129 (mot.)
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 132 (mot.)
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 195 (v)
* Luftnachrichten-Abteilung 136

November 1st, 1944: (in Holland with HQ at Doetinchen)

* Stab/Flak-Regiment 11 (mot.)
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 20 (mot.)
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 87 (v)
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 100 (mot.)
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 111 (v)
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 129 (mot.)
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 132 (mot.)
* Stab/Flak-Regiment 195 (v)
* Luftnachrichten-Abteilung 136

February 9th, 1945 redesignated as the VI. Flakkorps.

Subordinated to Luftgau-Kommando Belgien-Nordfrankreich, September, 1944, and to Luftwaffenkommando West in November 1944.
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Post #260   3807 days, 17 hours, 13 minutes, 39 seconds ago        
22nd Flak Division

Formed May 1st, 1943 in Dortmund (possibly from parts of Stab/Flak Brigade X).

Organsiation November 1st, 1943:

* Stab/Flak Regiment 54 (Flakgruppe MĂĽnster)
* Stab/Flak Regiment 67 (Flakgruppe Bochum)
* Stab/Flak Regiment 103 (Flakgruppe Kurhessen)
* Stab/Flak Regiment 124 (Flakgruppe Dortmund)
* Stab/Flak Regiment 183 (Flakgruppe Hagen)
* Stab/Flakscheinwerfer Regiment 146 (Flakscheinwerfergruppe Dortmund)
* Stab/Flak Regiment 112 (Eisb.)
* Luftnachrichten Abteilung 142

Stab/Flak Regiment 112 (Eisb.) reassigned in December 1943.

Stab/Flak Regiment 103 lreassigned in July 1944.

Stab/Flak Regiment 54 reassigned in August 1944, and was replaced by Stab/Flak Regiment 47.

Stab/Flak Regiment 50 (ETr.) was briefly attached to the division during July and August 1944.

Organisation October 1st, 1944:

* Stab/Flak Regiment 47 (Flakgruppe MĂĽnster)
* Stab/Flak Regiment 67 (Flakgruppe Bochum)
* Stab/Flak Regiment 124 (Flakgruppe Dortmund)
* Stab/Flakscheinwerfer Regiment 146 (Flakscheinwerfergruppe Dortmund)
* Stab/Flak Regiment 183 (Flakgruppe Hagen)
* Luftnachrichten Abteilung 142

Stab/Flak Regiment 112 (Eisb.) assigned to the division November 1944.

Surrendered to the Americans at Iserlohn on 16 April, 1945.

Subordinated to Luftgau-Kommando VI, and from April 1945 III. Flakkorps.
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Post #261   3807 days, 17 hours, 7 minutes, 37 seconds ago        
Flak Unit Organizations

Flak Division:

Division HQ
Air Defense Signal Battalion
Heavy Search Light Regiment
3 Flak Regiments
Luftwaffe Medical Unit

Total Flak Division weapons:

270 20mm guns
162 Quad 20mm guns
138 88mm guns

Sturm Flak Regiment

3 Battalions each with:

30 20mm guns
18 Quad 20mm guns
12 88mm guns


Total Sturm Flak Regiment weapons:

90 20mm guns
54 Quad 20mm guns
36 88mm guns

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Post #262   3807 days, 16 hours, 48 minutes, 46 seconds ago        
Book References

U.S. War Department Handbook on German Military Forces

Verbunde und Truppen der Deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen SS 1939-1945 Units 1-5

Verbunde und Truppen der Deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen SS 1939-1945 Units 6-14

Verbunde und Truppen der Deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen SS 1939-1945 Units 15-30


Websites referencing III Flakkorp Units:

III Flakkorps:

http://www.ww2.dk/ground/hq/iiiflak.htm

http://web.telia.com/~u18313395/normandy/gerob/gerob.html


2nd Flak Division:

http://www.ww2.dk/ground/flak/2fladiv.htm


7th Flak Division

http://www.ww2.dk/ground/flak/7fladiv.htm


16th Flak Division

http://www.ww2.dk/ground/flak/16fladiv.htm


22nd Flak Division

http://www.ww2.dk/ground/flak/22fladiv.htm




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Post #263   3802 days, 9 hours, 45 minutes, 34 seconds ago        
Translated from Piekalkiewicz (had to look 3 times to write that correctly) book "8.8 cm Flak im Erdkampfeinsatz" (88 Flak in ground combat action), page 135:

"...On 6th of June 1944 the allies finally landed in normandy. Immediately after the invasion begins the III. Flak-Korps is pulled from its air defense actions around Paris. While on the move (to normandy) it suffers considerable personell and material losses. Though the fully motorized Korps with its 27x 8.8 Flak batteries - just 3x with the 8.8 Flak 41 and 26x (???) 1e/medium batteries, is well filled up to strength and tested in air defense actions. On the contrary, the ground combat experience after several years of deployment of most Abteilungen (bataillons) in france were insufficient. During the battle in the area around Caen on july 18, repeated breakthrough attacks of the Guards Armoured Divison and 2 canadian divisions, shattered on a bolt position (Riegel) made of 78 guns of Flak Sturm Regiment 2. ..."

Very interesting book btw. It is also described that the 88 Flak due to it´s very high rate of fire could deliver far more shells on the enemy when deployed in artillery action, than a regular artillery unit with same number of tubes, thus was very effective in artillery mode.
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Post #264   3801 days, 23 hours, 52 minutes, 34 seconds ago        
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Originally posted by: rockinharry:
Translated from Piekalkiewicz (had to look 3 times to write that correctly) book "8.8 cm Flak im Erdkampfeinsatz" (88 Flak in ground combat action), page 135:

"...During the battle in the area around Caen on july 18, repeated breakthrough attacks of the Guards Armoured Divison and 2 canadian divisions, shattered on a bolt position (Riegel) made of 78 guns of Flak Sturm Regiment 2. ..."



So does that mean that Flak Sturm Regiment 2 stopped the breakthrough on multiple occassions?

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