The port of Courseulles-sur-Mer was a German strongpoint, known to contain numerous AT guns and MG nests. The task of neutralizing these installations was given to the Canadian 7th Brigade and the hardpoints west of the River Seulles were detailed to 'B' Company of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles. As they neared the beach it was evident that they would have to start without the support of AVREs or DD Shermans. Elsewhere the naval bombardment might have succeeded, but in front of 'B' Company the German defenses appeared very much intact. The landing craft came under fire before the troops were disgorged to commence their Dieppe-like frontal assault on the strongpoint. . . . Mike Red depicts the part of D-Day landings at Courseulles-sur-Mer, the most heavily fortified position – “Mike Red” – that the Anglo-Canadian forces had to face on Juno Beach. A total of 16 Canadian squads bore down on 5 second line German squads and 6 gun crews. The crews, with their 8 morale and self rallying ability, were the backbone to the whole German defence. The Canadians win by clearing all pillboxes of good order Germans and by exiting 7 VPs of personnel in 7 turns.
Attacker: Canadian (Company B, Royal Winnipeg Rifles, and Assault Team of 6th Field Company, RCE/A Squadron, 6th Canadian Armoured Regiment)
Defender: German (Infanterie Regiment 736)
Turns: 7 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Near Courseulles-sur-Mere, France 1944-06-06
Squads: A:16.0 D:8.0
AFVs: A:10 LCA x 6 Sherman III DD(a) x 4
Guns: A:0 OML 2-in. Mortar x 3 D:1 5cm PaK 38 x 1 5cm leGrW 36 x 2