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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.
CMBO
This CMBO map is built from a topographical map of the little town of Seville, NE of Melbourne, Australia. My idea was to lauch a Brit brigade (3 btns) across it at a German static defence screening mobile reserves.
Desiliens is an ancient Roman town. The map features the ruins of the town, an aquaduct, and the ruins of a villa on a low central hill.

The eastern side of the map is mostly woods, the west is hills and farms. It is most suitable for an assault on the town, but if the focus is shifted to the ruined villa it would be good for a meeting engagement.
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Post #266   3945 days, 21 hours, 10 minutes, 57 seconds ago           
Early June 1940, the eve of war...


French

Tunisia

The French forces in Tunisia were made up of:
6 Divisions
1 Fortress Division
1 Light Cavalry Division

On the frontier with Libya the French had constructed the Mareth Line. A 22 mile long fortification line to keep the Italians out.

During planning during 1939-1940 it was planned that the French would launch an offensive into Libya if the Italians attacked Egypt.
Due to the problems of the French being to far widespread and commited these plans were wittled down to 2 divisional attack with limited objectives into Libya.
By June, according to General Nogues the entire force was only capable of local operations with limited objectives.


Syria

The French had sent an Expeditionary Force there made up of 3 Divisions.

Which were inadequately armed and trained.

In addition to them, there was 40 000 more troops based in Syria but these men were organised for frontier duties and tribal control.


The British

General Wavell in Egypt had 36 000 men under his command, but these men were not organised into complete formations.

Overall there was a serious lack of equipment, ammo, transport, fighting vehicles and artillery.

There was the:
7th Armoured Division
(only recently named from 'The Mobile Division')
Which was made up of 2 brigades each of 2 regiments.
Each regiment was only partially equiped and each brigade was supose to be made up of 3 regiments.

Other sources state that the division had only 65 tanks when it should have 220!

4th Indian Division
Was made up of 2 brigades (instead of 3) and only portions of its artillery.

The New Zealanders
The entire division had not been assembled yet, due to troops being diverted to the UK so they did not have to travel through the Red Sea which was now becomming too dangerous to sail through.

So far there was 1 brigade, 1 cavalry regiment (minus 1 squadron), 1 machine gun battaltion and field regiment of artillery.


There was also an additonal 14 British infantry battalions and 2 regiments of artillery.


Palestine

27 500 troops were based within the country.

There was the incomplete 1st Cavalry Division,
2 Cavalry regiments,
1 Infantry brigade
2 infantry battalions,
and 2 Australian infantry brigades with 2 field regiments of artillery.


1 Infantry brigade was earmarked for Iraq and several other units were needed for Palestines internal security.

The Australians and the Cavalry were not expected to be fully trained not equipped before the end of the year.



All in all though, the British and CW forces had a generally higher morale then the Italians and had a slight edge when it came to equipment due to Italian weakness in some of there material.




Malta

The garrison of this island at the time stood at 5 British battalions and the Kings Own Malta Regiment (3 battalions it would seem)

(modified 02/03/2007 16:55:46 by the_enigma)
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Post #269   3945 days, 13 hours, 30 minutes, 21 seconds ago        
The RAF

Based within in Egypt and Palestine during May 1940, when Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Longmore took command of the RAF in the Middle East, was a total of 205 aircraft.

96 bombers and bomber transports (mainly Blenheim MK I and Bombays)
75 Fighters* (Gloster Gladiators) - including a fighter squadron of the Royal Egyptian Air Force
24 co-operation aircraft (Lysander)
10 flying boats (Sunderland)

Longmore felt confident that what he lacked in quantity would be offset by the RAFs high morale and better training of his air and ground crews.


*These would appear to have be organised into No.33 and 80 Squadrons


French Air Force

The French had in Norht Africa the following:
65 fighters
85 bombers (in the course of being replaced by American Douglas and Glenn Martins)

In Syria, the French had a weak force of 95 aircraft:
13 bombers
26 fighters
56 other types.

(modified 02/03/2007 14:23:52 by the_enigma)
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Post #273   3945 days, 9 hours, 59 minutes, 18 seconds ago        
At the end of may, 7th armour minus the 7 armoured brigade moved into the desert to patrol and act as covering force between the main body (unsure if this means the rest of 7th armour or the rest of the British force) and the frontier*

Longmore, shortly after taking command orders all RAF bomber squadrons to move into the Western Desert minus 1 squadron which is held in reserve.

June 1st

14th infantry brigade arrives in Egpyt from Palestine

June 8th

Richard O'Connor and the 6th Infantry Division HQ arrives in Egypt.


Thus on the eve of war, the "Western Desert Force**" and No.202 Group are prepared to land the first blow when war comes....

June 10th

Italy decalres war...



*being patroled by elements of the Egyptian army
**On June 17th, 6th Infantry Division HQ redesignated Western Desert Force.
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Post #275   3944 days, 16 hours, 55 minutes, 48 seconds ago        
The Cherrypicker War

June 11th

11th Hussars (minus one squadron), 7th Armoured Division, reached the wire.

During the night, the Hussars in there Morris and Rolls Royce Armoured Cars crossed the wire and the first shots of the war were fired ... by Italian troops guarding the border who were taken by surprise and unaware that the war had broke out.

Patroling by A and B squadron lasted all day and took in 70 prisoners.


In the following days, the 7th Hussars (made up of light tanks and cruisers), 4th Armoured Brigade, moved up to the frontire along with a battalion of the Kings Royal Rifle Corp, while 11th Hussars pushed further into Libya.


June 14th

7th Hussars capture Fort Capuzzo

11th Hussars capture Maddalena


June 15th

11th Hussars place an ambush on the desert road between Bardia and Tobruk

June 16th

The Hussars ambush an Italian column, kill 21 and take 88 prisoners including General Lastucci, Engineer in Chief of the 10th Army.

On the same day, one of the 11th Hussars squadrons spotted another Italian force, this one made up of 17 light tanks (L3 tankettes), 4 guns and 400 infantry near Nezuet Ghirba.

A crusier squadron of the 7th Hussars were brought up and a troop of J battery R.H.A.

In the resulting action which was later to be know as the Battle of Girba, the entire Italian force was routed, many killed and taken prisoner and the entire Italian tank force destroyed for no British losses.


For the reminder of the month the Hussars kept up the patrols and harrasing Italian troops over a large area.

The experiance in fighting and navigating in the desert and the capture of several bases was not the only gain made. The troops had established that the Italians were reluctant to venture far from the roads and tracks of the desert thus giving British forces a enormous advantage.


More can be read on the "Cherrypicker war" here
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Post #330   3818 days, 18 hours, 48 minutes, 55 seconds ago        
Operation Compass

On December 8th the Western Desert Force launched Operation Compass, envisioned as a small raid which would be exploited to the fullest if the opporunity arised.

However General Wavell downplayed the Operation and it would appear did not expect such an outcome as what happened.

Order of Battle

Western Desert Force (XIII Corp as of the 01.01.41)
- Lt.Gen Richard O'Connor

Corp Troops

7th RTR (Matilda MK II Infantry Tanks)
1st and 104th Rgts, Royal Horse Artillery (25 Pounders)
51st Field Rgt (25 Pounders)
7th Medium Rgt (6in Howizters and 6in Guns)
64 Mediterranean Rgt (4.5in Guns)
37th Light AA Rgt (40mm Bofors)
6th Survey Rgt, Royal Artillery
2nd Coy, Cyprus Rgt (engineers)
Detachment, Palestine Rgt (engineers)
Free French Motor Marine Company
61, 231 Coys, Royal Army Service Corp
4th Reserve Mechanical transport Company, New Zealand Army Service Corps

From Jan '41: 5th Field Park Company, New Zealand Engineers

7th Armoured Division
- Major-General M.O'Moore Creagh

Divisional Troops

11th Hussars (Prince Alberts Own) (Rolls-Royce and Morris Armoured Cars)
No.2 Armoured Car Squadron, RAF (Fordham armoured cars)
3 RHA (2 pounder AT guns)
106 (Lancashire Hussars) RHA (37mm Bofor AT guns, 20mm Breda AA guns)
2nd (Cheshire) Field Squadron and 141 Field Park Squadron, Royal Engineers
7th Armoued Division Signals, Royal Corp of Signals
270th Field Secuirty Section, Intelligence Corps
7th Armoured Division Provost Company, RMP

From Feb '41: B Squadron, 1st Kings Dragoon Guards (Marmon-Herrington armoured cars)

4th Armoured Brigade
- Brigadier J.R.L. Caunter

4 Armd Bde HQ and Sigs Coy
7th Queens Own Hussars (A9 Cruisers)
2 RTR (A13 Crusiers, also some A9 and A10s)
6 RTR (Cruisers, i believe the majoirty where A9s)

7th Armoured Brigade
- Brigadier H.E. Russell

7 Armd Bdge HQ and Sigs Coy
3rd The Kings Own Hussars (MK VI Light Tanks)
8th Kings Royal Irish Hussars (unsure what exactly they were equipped with, some sources say light tanks and armoured cars though)
1 RTR (A9 Cruisers and a squadron of MK VI Light Tanks)

Support Group
- Brigadier W.H.E. Gott

Sp Gp HQ and Sigs
1st Bn, Kings Royal Rifle Corps
2nd Bn, Rifle Brigade (Prince Consorts Own)
4 RHA (25 pounders)



4th Indian Division*
-Major General N.M. de la P.Beresford-Oeirse

Divisional troops

The Central India Horse (21st King George V's Own Horse) (carriers and light tanks)
J Bty, 3 RHA (attached to the division, no idea what guns it used, one would assume 25 pounders)
1, 25, 31 Field Rgts (25 Pounders)
1st Bn Royal Northunmberland Fusiliers (Machine Guns) (Attached to the Division minus one company)
4th Field Compnay (King George's Own Bengal)
12, 18, 21 Field Companies, 11 Field Park Company, Sappers
Plus Sigs, Medical units, MPs etc

5th Indian Infantry Brigade
- Brigadier W.L. Lloyd

5 Ind Bde HQ and Sigs
1st Bn Royal Fusiliers(City of London Rgt)
3rd Bn, 1st Punjab Rgt
4th Bn (Outram's), 6th Rajputana Rifles

11th Indian Infantry Brigade
- Brigadier R.A. Savory

11 Ind Bde HQ and Sigs
2nd Bn, Queens Own Cameron Highlanders
1st Bn (Wellesley's), 6th Rajputana Rifles
4th Bn, 7th Rajput Rgt

16th British Infantry Brigade (attached)
- Brigadier C.E.N. Lomax

16 Bde HQ and Sigs
1st Bn, Queens Royal Rgt (West Surrey)
2nd Bn, Leicestershire Rgt
1st Bn, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's)



Selby Force
- Brigadier A.R. Selby

14th Bde HQ and Sigs
3rd Bn, Coldstream Guards
W Company, 1 NF
A Coy, 1st Bn, South Staffordshire Rgt
A Coy, 1st Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Rgt (Machine Gun)
Detachment, 1st Bn, Durham Light Infantry
Plus some light AA guns



6th Australian Division*
- Major-General I.G. Mackay

divisional Troops

1 NF (attached from 4th In Division)
1 Cheshire (from Jan '41)
6th Cavalry Rgt (carriers and light tanks)
1/1st, 2/3rd Field Rgts (25 pounders)**
2/2nd Field Rgt (18 pounders and 4.5in howizters)

Royal Australian Artillery

2 Field companies of engineers plus signals, medical, MP and supply units

16th Australian Infantry Brigade
- Brigadier A.S. Allen

16 Bde HQ and Sigs
16 AT coy
2/1st, 2/2nd and 2/3rd Infantry Battalions

17th Australian Infantry Brigade
- Brigadier S.G. Savige

17 Bde HQ and Sigs
17 AT Coy
2/5th, 2/6th and 2/7th Infantry Battalions

19th Australian Infantry Brigade
- Brigadier H.C.H. Robinson

18 Bde HQ and Sigs
19 AT Coy
2/4th, 2/8th and 2/11th Infantry Battalions



Notes

*The 4th Indian Division was pulled off the line on te 12/12/40 and headed for East Africa to help the Imperial troops there defeat the Italians.
The 6th Australian then took the place of the Indian diviosn that day.

**All Australian units have a "2" prefixed infront of there unit numbers to show they are part of the Second Australian Imperial Force.

The Indian Division was the sole fully trained and equipped force the Western Desert force had at this time, to simulate this game i would consider haivng a high percentage of there troops as Vets and the rest of Regs, with prehaps a sprinkle of Green troops.

The Australian troops were fresh from Palestine where they had just completed there training, thus they were not only new to war but to the desert.
I would suggest giving them a high morale boost and having the majoirty of there troops as Green (although progressing to Regs and some Vets as the campagin goes on).

The 7th Armoured Division had been in the deserts of Egypt since before the war began, were they were know as the Mobile Division and commanded by Percy Hobart (although before his arrival they called themselves the "inmobile division" due to lack of ... everything).
He trained his men hard in surving and fighting in the desert, when war broke out elements moved up the wire and crossed into Lybia and started harrasing operations agaisnt the Italians.
When they invaded the divisions fought a fighting withdrawal to Mersa Matruh (the Italians halted around Sidi Barrani).
To simulate them in game, i would suggest the majoirty of there troops to be Vet and some of the Hussar and Tank Rgts to be Crack, to show there Desert and War Exp.


It should also be noted, it appears that the 4th and 7th Divisions were outfitted in desert uniforms, whereas the 6th fresh from training and palestine came with there regular green wool uniforms.


Outcome

The initial operation was a success with the Italian camps being taken, the British forces took the opportunity to carry on the offensive which went on until the 9th Feb '41 when the Italian 10th Army surrended after beingunable to brake through the 7th Armo urs roadblock at Beda Fomm
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