The occupation of the Groningen bulge made it possible for the British Second Army to drive into northern Germany. The Allied advance did not go smoothly. Small "stay-behind" forces resisted bitterly. One example occurred when the Canadian 4th Armored Division, advancing to cross the River Ems, tested the savage resistance the Wehrmacht was still able to offer. Flank elements of the Division, moving into the village of Friesoythe, encountered fierce opposition from a scratch group of students and German regulars who resolutely stood their ground in the face of the oncoming armor.
Attacker: Canadian (4th Canadian Armoured Division)
Defender: German (Mixed Regular Army Troops and Local Students)
Turns: 10 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Friesoythe, Germany 1945-04-08
Squads: A:12.0 D:10.0
AFVs: A:16 Sexton(a) x 2 Cromwell VIII x 1 Cromwell VII x 3 Ram Kangaroo(a) x 4 Cromwell IV x 4 Lynx x 2
Guns: A:0 D:4 8.8cm PaK 43 x 1 7.62cm PaK 36r x 1 8cm GrW 34 x 2