[Normandy] Tilly-la-campagne - July 25, 1944

Operation Spring - Attack of the North Nova Scotia Highlanders.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 04/04/2018
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
On the 25th of July 1944, while Operation Cobra was launched by the US forces to break through the German lines south of Saint-Lo, the 2nd Canadian Corps started Operation Spring south of Caen. Infantrymen of the North Nova Scotia Highlanders, supported by the tanks of Fort Garry Horse, had to capture the village of Tilly-la-campagne defended by the SS of the 1 SS.Panzerdivision "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler". The Canadian assault was made in the night but with the searchlights to see the battlefield. The North Novas captured the north part of the village, in spite of heavy losses due to the advance in open field in front of German machine-guns. Then the SS counter-attacked and repelled them out of Tilly. Operation Spring was a setback for the Canadians and they lost 1 500 men on this day.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
The capture of the church of Tilly is a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nation 5) for all Allied units.
- Use "Specialized Units" and "Elite Armor" rules (Troops 2) to all Axis infantry and tank units.
- Use "Night Attacks" rules (Actions 19).

Scenario Bibliography:
- "Mourir à Caen" - Albert Pipet.
- 39/45 Magazine n°108 - La bataille de Tilly et Garcelles.
- Carte IGN 1/50 000 n°1613 - Mézidon.

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