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Operation Perch [FFM44] - June 09, 1944 - June 13, 1944

Operation Perch - To Caen!
Western Front By: FFM44 - Last update: 03/31/2017
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x7 x6 x7
    first You play first


Historical Background:
A major stake of the Normandy Battle was Caen. The first attempt of Allied forces to surround the town was Operation Perch which began on June 7th, 1944.
But two days later, the British troops were stopped. As a result, Montgomery engaged the 7th Armored Division. But the Division had been stopped and decimated on June 13th at Villers-Bocage by Tigers and Panzers leaded by Michael Wittmann.
On June 15th, Monty had to face the facts: the operation had failed.
Moreover, a huge storm destroyed the artificial harbor of Saint-Laurent and damaged Arromanches's one. The main offensive planned on June 18th had to be cancelled.

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

The author of this scenario is simdes.

Briefing:
Allied player [Great-Britain] : 6 command cards, you move first.
Axis player [Germany] : 5 command cards.

The three German Elite Armor Units near Tilly-sur-Seulles are the Panze Lehr leaded by General Fritz Bayerlein.
The two British Elite Armor Units in the central section are the 7th Armored Division (Desert Rats) leaded by Major General George Watkin Eben James Erskine.

Conditions of Victory:
7 medals.
The 'Exit' rules (Actions 23 - Exit Markers) are in effect for exiting the map to Caen or to Villers-Bocage.

Special Rules:
Armored Units with a badge are Elite Armour Units (Troups 2 - Specialized Units).
The German artillery stands in a church (Terrains 19 - Churches) at Juvigny-sur-Seulles.

Scenario Bibliography:
www.wikipédia.org
Maps IGN (French National Geographic Institute) 1/50 000 and Michelin 1/200 000

Warning:
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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