The Battle for Overloon - October 12, 1944

Operation Constellation -
Western Front By: bartjuh - Last update: 03/14/2015
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
At exactly 11 o'clock more than 200 allied artillery opened fire at Overloon. In the next 90 minutes, more than 100,000 grenades were dropped on Overloon. At a quarter past twelve, as Overloon has changed in one great ruin, two infantry battalions pull forward. On the western flank the 1st Battalion Suffolk and on the eastern flank, the 2nd Battalion East Yorkshire. Both battalions are followed by two squadrons Churchill tanks of the Coldstream Guards and some Flail tanks. The front infantry follow the slowly advancing tanks closely. The first hour, everything goes well. At the moment the East Yorks arrive in the forest north of Overloon, the Germans start defending themselves heavily. The allied suffer heavy losses by the German. After a poorly coordinated attack, the British possess most of the devastated Overloon in the evening. The liberation of Overloon got a bitter aftertaste for the population.

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

Axis Player [Germany]
Take 5 Command cards.
Allied Player [Great Britain]
Take 6 Command cards.
You move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 Medals.

The town of Overloon counts as a majority medal for both sides.

Special Rules:
British Commonwealth Forces command rules are in effect (Nations 5 - BCF).
Place a badge on the German elite tank units (Troops 2 - Specialized Units).
Place a badge on the British infantry units (Troops 2 - Specialized Units).
Place a badge on the German Combat Engineers (Troops 4 - Combat Engineers).
Special Weapon Asset rules are in effect for the German unit equipped with Anti-Tank Gun (SWA 5 - Anti-Tank Gun).
The two British Elite Armor are Supported Armor.

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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