The British had begun Operation Epsom with the final objective of isolating and eventually taking Caen. VIII Corps was to carry out Phase II of the operation, making the main thrust and isolating Caen. The 15 Scottish Division, under VIII Corps, objectives were to capture the villages of Cheux and St. Manvieu. The 44 Brigade was reinforced by Churchill tanks from the 9 Royal Tank Regiment, 31 Tank Brigade. The area was defended by elements of SS Panzergrenadier Regiment 26 and SS Panzer Pioneer Battalion 12.
Attacker: British (Reinforced Elements of 44th Lowland Brigade, 15th Scottish Division)
Defender: German (SS) (Elements of Battalion 1, SS Panzergrenadier Regiment 26 and SS Panzer Pioneer Battalion 12, SS Panzer Division 12)
Turns: 7.5 Players: 2 OBA: Both Night: No
St. Manvieu, France 1944-06-26
Squads: A:20.0 D:13.0
AFVs: A:7 Churchill Crocodile x 3 Churchill IV x 1 Churchill V x 1 Churchill VII x 2