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Firestorm in St. Manvieu ETO (id:#60490)
(Beyond the Beachhead 2 ID:BtB 4)
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Designer: Chas Smith
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BritishGerman (SS)
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
Unit Counts:
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

SPW 251/16 x 1

Guns: A:0 D:1
7.5cm PaK 40 x 1
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: A: Creeping Barrage, FTV3
Map Board(s): BFP-D
Overlays: BFP-V-1
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mike205 Rated the scenario2019-04-05 12:20:00
hoxson1 Modified the misc. rules2018-12-18 15:15:14
hoxson1 Modified the overview2018-02-08 17:59:08
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Danno Added a playing2017-12-16 23:51:56
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2017-05-31(D) Chuck Dye vs Kevin Killeen German (SS) winKevin gave me the balance in this one and it was just enough with me holding five buildings after the final CCs.
2014-04-01(D) nathan wegener vs Peter W German (SS) winMy FFE came down in a cluster of Churchies and knocked out 2 Crocs and a Mk VII. The other MK VII pulled up next to a building to have itself dispatched via Faust. This was a +4 PMC for my opponent who promptly disrupted and surrendered....
2013-12-07(D) Paolo Cariolato vs sgt essig German (SS) win
2012-08-02(D) Fred Ingram vs Jeff Coleman British winThis scenario features a creeping barrage (which was a first for both Jeff & I). There is no way in the German setup to avoid the barrage (unless the British do something really foolish) - so I set up in the stone buildings and hoped for the best. 3 locations were fortified, but I managed to forget that when the Barrage hit. Turn 1 the barrage lands as expected on my front hex row of people. Miraculously, no one was affected. Turn 2, it is adjusted 2 hex rows and gets resolved against another row of units in stone buildings. This time I was not so lucky (although my 10-2 led stack held strong). Turn 3 found the British now up to my front lines, with the barrage having passed a few hex rows behind me. Still a problem though, as breaking units had very little area in which to route. Not only that, the 3 crocodiles are making their way into the heart of the defense. On turn 4, I bring on some reinforcements and they hunker down in some stone buildings in the backfield, expecting the barrage to keep coming. Units on the other side of the barrage are breaking and dying due to the onslaught. Turn 5 the barrage lifts (luckily for me), so the remaining reinforcements can come on and take up final positions. Did not matter, the Crocs just keep moving forward unleashing their fury (even the heavy rain that resulted does not hamper their effectiveness). Turn 6 results in a German concession, as it is apparent there is no way to hold on to the 6 buildings required for a win. Interesting. On turn 2 I was really positive. It was taking Jeff a long time to work through the bocage to get into the town. He mentioned reading an AAR where it said this scenario is known for having both sides thinking they are losing. He thought that up till turn 3, and then I thought that after. neither of us could figure out what to do with the OBA. Even withan off board observer at level 4, I could barely see any place to put artillery requests with the congested mix of buildings, in season orchards, and bocage generating almost a blanket of blind hexes. Still, was a very enjoyable game and somewhat of a challenge for the Germans.
2010-11-23(D) Jeff Waldon vs Spencer Armstrong British winVASL
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Soldiers of the 6th Battalion Scots Fusiliers during the battle in the French town of Saint-Manvieux. (brit inf french town.jpg)Imagehoxson182
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Soldiers of the 6th Battalion Scots Fusiliers during the battle in the French town of Saint-Manvieux.
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Estimated Play time: 9.3 hours
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Firestorm in St Manvieu [Confirmed]
[A] British 21
[D] German 15
Wednesday 18 September 2019 09:43:49 AM  (c)dramsey 2019