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#0606_02: East of the Orne - 6th Airborne's Landings - Battles of Normandy

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#0606_02: East of the Orne - 6th Airborne's Landings

By David Freer
Allies 6 - 1 - 6 Axis
Rating: 8.8 (14)
Games Played: 13
SM: 2
Turns: 20
Type: Stock
First Side: Allies
Second Side: Axis
Ranville, North of Caen: June 6th, 1944. (Scenario Size: Division. Allied Human vs Axis AI or Head to Head) In the early morning hours of the 6th of June, the paratroopers and glider men of the 6th British Airborne Division were landed on the far left end of the Normandy Beachhead. Their mission was to protect the flank of the British 3rd Infantry Division scheduled to land just west of the Orne Estuary. The action began with the glider coup-de-grace by Major John Howards D Company of the 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Their task was to secure the bridges across the Orne River and Canal and hold until relieved. Additionally the bridges on the River Dives as well as the Merville battery overlooking Sword beach had to be neutralized to prevent the Germans interfering with the planned British seaborne landings. This scenario covers the first day of action for the British and Canadian units of 6th Airborne Division and the German response to push back the airborne invaders.
Player Voting Stats
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fastphil's Profilefastphil Well Balanced 8
Barbarrossa.'s ProfileBarbarrossa. Slightly Pro Axis 8
Pinetree's ProfilePinetree Slightly Pro Allies 7
Pinetree's ProfilePinetree Slightly Pro Axis 7
panzerde's Profilepanzerde Slightly Pro Axis 8
Pinetree Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:32 am
Tough for the Paras as the casualty count will really hurt in VP count.
Gen. Montgomery: "Your men don't salute much."
Gen. Freyberg: "Well, if you wave at them they'll usually wave back."
Private 1st Class
panzerde Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:40 am
Tough slog for the Allies in this one.
Warhorse Frid Oct 28, 2016 12:21 am
Very tough little scenario, didn't take all objectives.
Meine Ehre heisst Treue

Der Landser
Staff Sergeant
Der Landser Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:41 pm
This is a tough scenario for the Germans, British Paratroopers are literally everywhere. The key to success seems to be to focus on the defense of select VP's. The problem is in how to move enough troops to these VP's in enough time, in enough strength to present a credible defense. Definitely a challenge for the German player.
"You know, fightin' in a basement offers a lot of difficulties. Number one being, you're fightin' in a basement!" - LT Aldo Raine
Antonio Simon
Private 1st Class
Antonio Simon Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:34 pm
Great paratroopers battle
Rich Munn
Rich Munn Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:53 pm
I am not too experienced at this game but the above remarks reflect my views.