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The Last VC in Europe ETO (id:#59110)
Windy City Wargamers (ASL Open `96 Scenario Pack ID:WCW 8)
Designer: Meryl Rutz
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The job of cutting the autobahn between Hamburg and Bremon to prevent its use by German troops fell on the Irish Guards. Before dawn on 21 April, a troop of No. 1 Squadron from 2nd Battalion, supported by a platoon of infantry from the 3rd Battalion, was sent northwest to the quiet village of Wistedt. Lt. Quinan’s Sherman, in the lead, was disabled by an electrical failure. The others, along with the infantry, were sited in defensible positions around the village and stood down for a morning brew up. While the others were at breakfast, Guardsman Eddie Charlton stayed with the disabled Sherman, removing the Browning machine gun from the bow. While inspecting the perimeter, Lt. Quinan heard vehicles. Assuming it was the advance of the Grenadier Guards, he stood in the middle of the road to get a better look with his binoculars. Within seconds, a solid armor-piercing shell passed so close to his head it blew his beret off, striking the house behind him. A hero arose. With the Browning MG from the disabled Sherman, Eddie Charlton stood in the turret hatch, firing into the advancing Germans. Nobody knows what happened inside Edward Charlton’s head and heart at that precise moment. But this much is certain: without orders, and without saying anything to anyone, he launched a one-man man attack, running straight into a column of Panzer tanks and infantry, firing the BAR from his hip and inflicting heavy casualties. In minutes, he disappeared from his comrade’s sight. But the Germans saw him. All too clearly. More and more of them kept falling as Charlton plunged into their midst. A bullet ripped into Charlton’s right arm, shattering it. It didn’t stop him. He mounted the gun on a fence and kept blazing away with his left arm. He was wounded again, and then again. The third injury was so severe, he ultimately collapsed from loss of blood. The Germans captured him. Although now a prisoner, his one-man charge had stopped the enemy in their tracks, allowing the Brits to safely fall back and regroup, sparing them Charlton’s fate. He died later that day, age 24, just 16 days shy of Germany’s surrender.
Attacker: German (6 Kompanie, II Battalion, Panzer Grenadier Regiment 115, 15 Panzer Grenadier Division)
Defender: British (No. 1 Squadron, 2nd (Armoured) Battalion and 3rd Battalion, Irish Guards)  
Turns: 5     Players: 2     OBA: None     Night: No
Wistedt, Germany 1945-04-21
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:6.0 D:5.0
AFVs: A:3
StuG IIIG x 3

Sherman IIC(a) x 1
Sherman V(a) x 3

Guns: A:0 D:0
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: Ov7, Light Rain, Hero
Map Board(s): 17
Overlays: X11 X10 X9 O2 O1 B2 B1
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2018-05-28(A) Jeff Waldon vs Keith Mageau German winVASL w/British balance
2018-04-02(D) nathan wegener vs James Treu British winGerman tried to catch crews loading with some success but the time it took reduced time available for breaking the remainder of the defense. A couple of lucky shots stuffed the attack the AA MG nailed the 8-1 and squad, squad and LMG stymied the 8-0 and his platoon.
2008-08-05(D) David Ramsey vs John O'Reilly German winPershing broke its CMG and MAs on the first shots, then recalled, The Irish couldn't stand the penultimate turn's heavy fire, and all broke leaving me just two heroes to defend all 6 buildings!
2001-04-07(A) Michael Rodgers vs Luis Fernandez German win
1998-04-08(A) Fred Ingram vs Dave McLee British win
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Edward Charlton - posthumously awarded the last Victoria Cross in WWII Europe
Avg Rating: 5.88Votes: 8
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Estimated Play time: 2.6 hours
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The Last VC in Europe [Confirmed]
[A] German 24
[D] British 32
Thursday 20 February 2020 02:14:01 AM  (c)dramsey 2020