Moyland Wood Overlord - February 17, 1945 - February 20, 1945

Operation Veritable - Operation Veritable
Western Front By: RBorg - Last update: 12/19/2008
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x10 x13 x10 x13
    first You play first


Historical Background:
On the afternoon of February 16th, 1945, the Royal Winnipeg Rifles, supported by 3rd Armor Battalion Scots Guards, was ordered to take the hilly ground around Louisendorf; on its left, the Royal Regina Rifles, with tank support, was to clear Moyland Wood.

The Winnipeg Rifles advance went well, but the Regina Rifles ran into difficulties from the start. The woods had been reported clear, but elements of the German 6th Parachute Division, newly arrived from North Holland, were deployed in a strong position along its fringe. As the Canadians moved to clear the woods, they were shelled by German artillery. The Failure to drive the Germans from Moyland Wood would seriously delay the 2nd Canadian Corps' planned advance.

On the 19th, Battle Group Hauser and units from the 116th Panzer Division, launched a counter attack. Throughout the night, waves of Germans swamped the Allied infantry, whose tank support had withdrawn a few hours earlier to re-arm and re-fuel. In a bid to recover lost ground, Brigadier Cabeldu ordered all uncommitted elements forward. His men moved out, preceded by heavy barrage of artillery fire. In less than two hours, they had pushed the Germans back!

The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Briefing:
Axis Player
[Germany]
Take 10 Command cards.

Allied Player
[Great Britain]
Take 10 Command cards.
You move first.

Conditions of Victory:
13 Medals.

The two Moyland town hexes are Temporary Medal Objectives for the Allied Forces.

The three Louisendorf town hexes are Temporary Medal Objectives for the Axis Forces.

Special Rules:
British Commonwealth Forces Command rules are in effect (Troops 5 - British Commonwealth Forces).

Place a badge on the elite German tank units (Troops 2 - Specialized Units).

Air Rules are not in effect. The Air Sortie cards are set aside and are not used in this mission.

Scenario Bibliography:
December 2008 on-line release and Game Trade Magazine, February 2009. Days of Wonder, Inc. (c) 2009.

Set-up Order
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