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

Operation Veritable - Operation Veritable
Western Front By: RBorg - Last update: 09/26/2012
Axis Player: Allied Player:
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    first You play first

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

The Winnipeg Rifles advance went well but the Regina Rifle Regiment ran into difficulties from the start. The wood had been reported clear but elements of 6th Parachute Division newly arrived from North Holland were deployed in a strong position along the fringe of the woods. As the Canadians moved to clear the wood, it was also shelled by German artillery. The failure to drive the Germans from Moyland Wood seriously delayed 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 Throughout the night waves of Germans attacked the Allied infantry, as the Allied tanks had been withdrawn a few hours earlier to re-arm and re-fuel.

To recover lost ground, Brigadier Cabeldu ordered all uncommitted elements forward. Infantry and tanks moved out, preceded by a heavy barrage of artillery fire. The attack pushed the spent Germans back in less than two hours.

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

Axis Player: Take 5 Command cards

Allied Player: Take 5 Command cards.
You move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 Medals
An Allied unit that captures Moyland counts as one Victory Medal. An Axis unit that captures a Louisendorf town hex counts as one Victory Medal. Place an Objective Medal on each of these three town hexes. As long as the unit remains on the town hex, it continues to count toward the victory. If the unit moves off or is eliminated, it no longer counts.

Special Rules:
The Axis Special Forces tank units have 4 figures. Place a Special Force token in the same hex with these units to distinguish them from the other units.

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