[Normandy] Operation Windsor - July 04, 1944 - July 07, 1944

Operation Windsor - The hell of Carpiquet.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 11/23/2009
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x8 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
04th of July 1944.
Operation "Windsor" was a Canadian attack made by 8th Infantry Brigade against Carpiquet airfield and the village that were defended by young SS of the 12.SS Panzer Division. Windsor was the prelude of another British operation "Charnwood" involving three infantry divisions to capture the city of Caen. For Windsor, the three battalions of the 8th Brigade, including French Canadians of the "Régiment de la Chaudière" and supported by tanks of Fort Garry Horse and by special tanks of Hobart Menagerie, were involved in violent combats during three days. The village fell quickly in spite of numerous German counter-attacks, but a part of the airfield stayed in German hands which had entrenched tanks to defend their positions. Few prisoners were made from the two sides and each belligerent suffered from artillery fire. For everybody, it was the hell of Carpiquet.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Germany] : 4 command cards.
Allied player [Canada] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
Axis player : 8 medals.
Allied player : 6 medals with at least 1 medal token.

Special Rules:
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nation 5) for all Allied units.
- Factory hex represent airfield hangars.
- The German tanks unit with sandbags represent entrenched tanks. They can't move, a flag means a loss. Combat is normal.
- The British tanks unit with engineer badge is a "Crocodile" unit of the 79th Armored Division. Use "Flame Thrower Tanks" rules (Troop 13).

Scenario Bibliography:
- "Mourir à Caen" - A. Pipet.
- "La Normandie en flammes" - J. Henry.
- Album mémorial Bataille de Normandie - Ed. Heimdal.
- Album mémorial Bataille de Caen - Ed. Heimdal.
- Album historique 12ème SS Panzer Division - Ed. Heimdal.

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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