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[Belgium 1944] Moerbrugge - September 08, 1944 - September 10, 1944

The crossing of Ghent Canal.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/11/2016
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x7 x6 x7
    first You play first

Historical Background:
The 10th Infantry Brigade of the 4th Canadian Armored Division was tasked to cross the Ghent Canal to make a bridgehead on the village of Moerbrugge. On the 8 September 1944, "B", "C" and "D" companies of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada crossed the canal on civilians boats found there. The first casualties occurred during the crossing under the enemy mortar fire. Then the battle continued in the village where the Canadians had to fight against several German counter-attacks. On the 9 September, the bridgehead was reinforced by four companies of the Lincoln and Welland Regiment. Finally in the morning of the 10 September, Canadian engineers completed to construct a Bailey bridge and tanks of the division could cross the canal and break through enemy lines. At that time, German troops withdrew and the Canadian bridgehead was secured. The battle of Moerbrugge was over.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Germany] : 5 command cards.
Allied player [Canada] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
7 medals.

Special Rules:
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5).
- Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 4 - Special Weapon Assets>1942) are in effect for units equipped with Mortars (SWAs 6).
- The Ghent Canal is fordable (Terrains 41) only for infantry units.
- The Allied player can place a pontoon bridge on the Ghent Canal as soon as an Allied unit is on the enemy bank of the canal. Use "Pontoon Bridge" rules (Terrains 33).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Battle of Moerbrugge - Wikipedia.
- Canadiansoldiers.com - Moerbrugge.
- Image satellite de Moerbrugge.

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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