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Denton Pocket South - September 26, 1940

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

Historical Background:
On September 25, the 1st Armored Division cut off the German XXXXI Corps from the Folkestone beachhead. 30,000 men, the mobile force of the invasion army was in desperate need of supplies.

Local commanders received the order to immediately begin preparations for a breakout, as no forces can be spared for relieve them. Surprisingly, their designated route would go north, towards the original objective of Canterbury. Many officers protested against the "insane" order, but loyal SS officers, led by Sepp Dietrich, stood up for the Führer. Heer officers, led by Georg-Hans Reinhardt eventually overpowered the loyalists and gave orders to their men to release the SS officers only after the breakout would be well under way. The Leibstandarte would stay back and hold Denton, while the remnants of XXXXI Corps would escape south.

The British did expect a breakout in this direction and positioned artillery and infantry units on the hills overlooking Denton. The 1st Armored was in position to flank the escapees.

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

German Player: 6 cards
You go first.

British Player: 5 cards

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals

Exit marker rules are in effect for the Axis troops exiting the board through the hex marked "to Selstead" and "Wootton".

The German Player must score at least one medal by exiting a unit.

The hamlet on the British baseline is a Temporary Medal Objective for the German Player.

Special Rules:
Time limit rules are in effect for the German Player. Immediately before dealing cards to the players remove 15 cards from the top of the draw deck and discard them face down and unseen. Do not reshuffle the cards after play of Their Finest Hour. If the last card of the draw deck is taken the game ends immediately in a victory for the British Player. In that case the British Player automatically scores 6 medals, and the German Player scores a maximum of 1 less medal than the winning side.

The German Player alone is able to conduct Air Strikes (Actions 3 - Air Strikes) when playing Recon 1 cards.

Place a badge on German motorized infantry units (Troops 2 - Specialized units).

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

Armor units may not enter hill hexes.

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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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