Memoir '44 D-Day Landings Memoir '44 D-Day Landings

Surprise Attack - September 15, 1940 - September 17, 1940

Unternehmen Seel÷we - part I
Western Front By: Timmuilwijk - Last update: 07/15/2009
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x5 x4 x5
first You play first    


Historical Background:
Hitler had an invasion of the British Isles in mind long before the conclusion of Fall Gelb (The invasion of France and the Low Countries). However, the Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine and the weather all worked against his plans in one way or another. After some reorganizations, the definite plans were drawn up and put in action. Part I, or Unternehmen Adler(Eagle), called for elements of the 1st Fallschirmjńger Division to capture important Airfields near the cities of Brighton and Dover. While Dover was just a feinted attack (and never carried out, only with dummies), most of the German forces would be landing here. Task Force (T.F.) Radar would take the Radar to knock out the very important radar system so that the British can not put up an effective fighter defense. T.F. Airfield needed to take the Airfield so it can land Air Support.

The Landings went well, achieving total surprise, because the Luftwaffe had bombed important radar facilities for over a week now, and the radar system got badly damaged. The Germans did miss an important secret airfield northwest of Brighton, where a special Airborne unit was trained.

Briefing:
Axis Player [Germany]:
4 Command Cards, and you gain one Command Card when holding the Radar Station and one when you control the Airfield (have more units on it than the opponent)

Allied Player [Great Britain]:
2 Command Cards, draw 2 after turn 1 and 2 more after turn 2, now you have 4 cards for the rest of the game
(British were surprised)

Conditions of Victory:
Axis Player:
6 medals and control both the Airfield and the Radar Station (both Temporary Medal Objectives)

Allied Player:
5 medals

Special Rules:
My rules

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.

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