Following the retreat to the channel ports after the Allied armies were split in two, the French and British troops retreating from the lowlands of Belgium and Holland formed a defensive perimeter along the canals surrounding the all-important port of Dunkirk. From these positions, strong French and Britihs rearguards first fought off probes by the German panzer units, and later, stronger attacks by German infantry. During the last days of the evacuation, the Germans attacked across the rubble-strewn canal into the perimeter town of Burnes. Using a variety of rafts, and debris as bridges, the German assault group crossed the canal quickly and stealthily. Resistance greatly stiffened as the Germans penetrated the outskirts of the town.
Attacker: German (Elements of the 56th Infantry Division)
Defender: British / French (Elements of the 6th Durham Light Infantry and elements of the 12th Division Legere de Cavalerie)
Turns: 8 Players: 2 OBA: German Night: No
Burnes, France 1940-05-31
Squads: A:15.0 D:13.0
AFVs: A:0 D:4 Carrier A x 2 H39 x 2
Guns: A:2 7.5cm leIG 18 x 2 D:1 OQF 25-Pounder Gun-How. x 1