[Germany] Battle of Goch - February 18, 1945 - February 20, 1945

Operation Veritable - The Scots on the Siegfried Line.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/22/2022
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
On the 8th of February 1945, Field Marshall Montgomery launched Operation Veritable by the attack of the 1st Canadian Army on German cities of Cleves and Goch in Rhenany. The British advance was delayed by the defenses of the Siegfried Line and by the very bad weather so the capture of Cleves occurred not until the 13th of February. The mission to capture Goch was ordered to the two Scottish divisions : the 15th Scottish Division and the 51st Highland Division. They had first to clear a wood occupied by units of the 15. Panzer-Grenadier Division then to cross an anti-tank ditch who shield the city. On the 18th of February, the AVRE tanks of the 79th Armoured Division laid a bridge on the anti-tank ditch allowing to other tank units to cross the obstacle. Then to clear the city, the Scottish infantrymen had the support of "Wasp" flame-thrower tanks. Finally the city of Goch fell in British hands on the 20th of February.
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 [United Kingdom] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
The railway station of Goch is a temporary medal-objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5) to all Allied units.
- Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 4) are in effect for the Axis units equipped with Anti-Tank Weapons (SWAs 5).
- Use "Flame Thrower" rules to the armored unit with badge (Troops 13).
- Use "Hobart's Funnies, bridgelayer rules (Troops 26) to the armored unit with Funnies badge.
- The anti-tank ditch is impassable for tanks only.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Militaria Magazine hors-série n°10 - Au coeur du Reich.
- Satellite image of the area.

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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