Operation Martlet

Published by: Lone Canuck Publishing. December 2021
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Introduction:

June 1944: On the right flank of Operation EPSOM, the British set up Operation MARTLET. This operation was necessary because EPSOM was vulnerable to German counterattack from the high ground in the Rauray area. It was essential for the Allies to seize several key points prior to the launching of EPSOM. These key points were the villages of Rauray, Fontenay-le-Pesnel, Tessel, Brettevillette, and Juvigny.

The 49th (West Riding) Infantry Division, consisting of the 70th, 146th and 147th Infantry Brigades, as well as the 8th Armoured Brigade, was assigned to carry out MARTLET. The operation’s first objective was BARRACUDA, the road between Juvigny and Fontenay. The German forces in this sector consisted of the Panzer Lehr Division and the 12.SS-Panzer-division Hitlerjugend (Hitler Youth).

OPERATION MARTLET, OBJECTIVE: BARRACUDA contains:

One 35" x 24" map with one inch hexes
One countersheet
Chapter Obj:B rules
Eight ASL scenarios
One Campaign Games

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Scenarios:

ScenarioPlayedTotalRatingLocationTheatreAttackerDefenderLengthBalancePopularity*
FLP 4: Prize For A Panther04 6.75Fontenay-le-Pesnel, FranceWTOGerman (SS)British2.9 hrs67% British57%
FLP 1: A Bright Red Scarf01 5.00Fontenay-le-Pesnel, FranceWTOBritishGerman5 hrs100% British14%
FLP 2: An Unorthodox Situation01 5.00Fontenay-le-Pesnel, FranceWTOBritishGerman5.3 hrs100% German14%
FLP 3: Scots Fusiliers' Assault01 5.00Fontenay-le-Pesnel, FranceWTOBritishGerman (SS)8.9 hrs100% German (SS)14%
FLP 5: A Parcel For The Chateau00 Fontenay-le-Pesnel, FranceWTOBritishGerman (SS)2.7 hrsUnknown0%
FLP 6: Forward The Dukes00 Fontenay-le-Pesnel, FranceWTOBritishGerman (SS)14.6 hrsBalanced0%
FLP 7: Across The Bordel00 Fontenay-le-Pesnel, FranceWTOBritishGerman11.5 hrsUnknown0%
FLP 8: Polar Bear's First Dance00 Fontenay-le-Pesnel, FranceWTOBritishGerman (SS)20.2 hrsUnknown0%

 * Popularity is the sum of Roar and Archive reported playings based as a percentage of the parent publication's total games.

 (Dark) grey rows indicate Night scenarios.

Median length of scenarios: 7.1hrs

Average rating of scenarios: 5.44

Total playing time: 71.1hrs

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