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[Normandy] The Capture of Carpiquet - July 04, 1944 - June 05, 1944

Operation Windsor -
Western Front By: secret_strategem - Last update: 10/18/2018
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x8 x6 x8
    first You play first


Historical Background:
On 4 July, the 8th Canadian Infantry Brigade and an attached battalion of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division attacked Carpiquet, supported by the tanks of the 10th Canadian Armoured Regiment . At 05:00 two Canadian infantry battalions advanced on Carpiquet. By 06:32, both battalions had reached the outskirts of the village and met tanks of the 12th SS Panzer Division. In the village, a house-to-house fight began and the tanks assisted the infantry in overrunning German positions. Infantry attacks, flame-throwers, petard-tanks brought the remaining garrison to surrender after determined resistance.
To the south, the Canadians advanced slowly towards the airfield, with German mortar fire inflicting many casualties on the infantry and tanks. Several Sherman tanks were knocked out and by mid-day the troops were forced to withdraw halfway to their original positions, taking cover in hedges. The second attack on the Airfield was supported by Typhoon fighter-bombers. They resumed the attack on the airfield and reached the hangars but were unable to dislodge the German defenders. The Fort Garry tanks encountered a battlegroup of Panther tanks and were overwhelmed, and the infantry once more withdrew to their start-line under the cover of darkness.
At the end of the day the Canadians had control of Carpiquet and the northern hangars but the southern hangars and control buildings remained in German hands. The next day the SS counter-attacked hard but were unable to dislodge the Canadians, who were subsequently forced to endure frequent Nebelwerfer and mortar bombardment.

Briefing:
Allied Player [Canada]
Take 6 Command Cards
You Move First

Axis Player [Germany]
Take 4 Command Cards

Conditions of Victory:
6 Medals

The 7 Hexes of Carpiquet, the 2 hanger complexes, and the 2 command buildings are each Temporary Majority Control Victory Medals for the Canadian Player.

Special Rules:
All German Infantry units and 2 of their tank units are Elite SS [Troops 2].
The German Artillery unit is a Nebelwerfer [Troops 25].
The Hobart's Funny Tank [Troops 26] is armed with a Petard Mortar.
Apply Flame-thrower Tank rules [Troops 13].
Apply late war Machine-gun and Mortar rules [SWA's 6&7].
The German tank with 2 figures behind the sandbags is dug in. It may not move.

Optional rule - Apply mu Battle of Nations command rules:

Germany - Wehrmacht
Kampfgruppe [rule developed by jdrommel] - Once per game, two depleted German infantry units can form a Kampfgruppe. This may only occur if the number of figures is not more than four (ex : 1+1, 2+1, 2+2, 3+1). The dissolution of one unit (2 become 1) is not a medal for the Allied player. Only one unit can be activated to move towards the other unit and to form the Kampfgruppe. If this unit has the capacity to battle, it can battle in the same turn.

Canada - Canadian Army
Stiff Upper Lip - Same as the BCF [Nations 5].
Vigilamus Pro Te - When a Canadian Infantry unit is adjacent to another Canadian unit, it may ignore 1 flag.

Scenario Bibliography:
http://tothosewhoserved.org/can/army/canarmy03/chapter07.html

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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