Goose Green 1982 - May 28, 1982

Operation Corporate - 2 PARA Attack
By: stevie02 - Last update: 12/26/2012
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x4 x4 x5
first You play first    


Historical Background:
Operation Corporate, the retaking of the Falkland Islands from Argentina. Britain's finest hour since WW2 ?

The first major battle of the campaign. Strategically unimportant but Britain needed a victory to bolster moral back home. Goose Green was the logical target. 2 PARA were selected for the task and they delivered. 2 PARA's CO, Lt Col Jones would win a posthumous VC, leading a charge from the Gorse Gully.

Briefing:
2 PARA under command of Lt Col 'H' Jones, were tasked with liberating Goose Green as a prelude to the main attack towards Port Stanley. The Paras advanced through the night towards their objective, brushing aside light opposition. However, as dawn broke they came under fire from the main Argentinian defensive position. This scenario begins at that crucial point.

Conditions of Victory:
Argentina need 4 medals for victory, the British need 5.

Special Rules:
2 PARA are elite troops as they undoubtedly were on the day. Elite they remain. They gain a medal for taking and holding the airfield and a medal for taking and holding Goose Green.
The British have the benefit of 'Stiff Upper Lip', they battle back with 1 dice once reduced to a single figure.

Warning:
Please note that this scenario was not approved by Richard Borg or Days of Wonder, so you have to check yourself about playability, potential gaming issues, etc.

Set-up Order
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