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Douvres Radar Station - June 17, 1944

Operation Neptune - Operation Neptune
Western Front By: Marc1 - Last update: 11/01/2009
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x5 x5 x5
    first You play first

Historical Background:
When the Canadians came ashore at Juno Beach the Radar Station was too strongly defended and with the urgent need to capture Caen, they by-passed the strong point and left it for the follow-up troops to deal with. The garrison, a mix of regular and Panzer grenedier forces, was contained by aggressive patrols until a plan was formulated for it's capture.

The Radar Station was attacked on 17 June. The plan was for several feints to be made from the south and west by the 77th Assault Squadron, Royal Engineers and the attack to be launched from the north by four assault teams from the 22nd Dragoons and 26th Assault Regiment, Royal Engineers. Once the assault troops broke into the strong point 41 Royal Marine Commando would mop up.

After an initial bombardment by heavy artillery the tanks moved forward. The tanks cleared paths through the minefields. Several tanks were lost from mines and some from antitank guns however one by one the bunkers were silenced. When the Commandos entered the underground corridors over 200 defenders surrendered.

German player: Take 4 command cards
British player: Take 5 command cards: You move first

Conditions of Victory:
5 Medals
The Radar Station is a Temporary Medal Objective for the British Forces.

Special Rules:
Place a badge on the German elite Panzer Grenadier infantry (Troops 2 - Specialized units).

The German player is in control of the Bunkers (Terrain 2 - Bunkers).

The German player is in control of Radar Station (Terrain 36 - Radar Station).

The German player also benefits from the Radar Alert rules (Action 11 - Radar Alert) until he loses control of one of the bunkers.

Place a badge on the British Commando units (Troops 2 - Specialized units).

Place a badge on the British Engineer units (Troops 4 - Combat Engineers).

Air rules are in effect. Give the British player both Air Sortie Cards at game start.

Scenario Bibliography:
D-Day 1944 (4) Gold and Juno Beaches - Osprey Publishing

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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