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Standstill on the Stour - September 25, 1940

Operation Sealion - German breakthrough
Western Front By: nemesszili - Last update: 05/25/2014
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
Three days have past since the landings on the 22nd. After consolidating the beachhead and thwarting a raid at Lympne, von Manstein ordered the 10th Panzer and the LSSAH, supported by XXXXI Corps to break through at Selstead and advance on the road towards Canterbury. The 2nd New Zealand Division was quickly overwhelmed and soon forward elements of the 10th Panzer reached the Dover Road. British High Command realized where the weak spot may be in the German lines and sent the 1st Armored Division to hit the southern edge of the developing German bulge. However, Hitler's best, the Leibstandarte was sent to save the situation.

The battle was a moderate success for Commonwealth forces as they successfully halted the German advance at Kingston and forced the SS out of Elham, thus making the first step towards encircling the XXXXI Corps based at Denton.

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

German Player: 5 cards
You go first.

British Player: 5 cards

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals

The bridge at Kingston is a Temporary Medal Objective for whoever has uncontested control of it at the start of a turn. The bridges at Barham and Bladbean are each Temporary Medal Objectives for the German Player if it has uncontested control of it at the start of his turn. A bridge is under uncontested control when a unit is on the bridge or in an adjacent hex AND there are no enemy units in any hex adjacent to the bridge or on it.

The church of Elham is a Temporary Medal Objective for both players.

The road hex on the German baseline on the British right flank is a Permanent Medal Objective for the British Player.

Special Rules:
Place a badge on German and British motorized infantry units (Troops 2 - Specialized units).

Place a badge on the British Home Guard infantry unit (Nations 1 - French Resistance).

Place a badge on elite SS armor units (StuGs) unit (Troops 2 - Specialized units).

Place a badge on the German mobile artillery unit (Troops 14 - Mobile Artillery).

Scenario Bibliography:
Heinkill's Seelowe

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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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