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410520_02: The Descent on Crete_Alt - PzC 13 Salerno '43

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410520_02: The Descent on Crete_Alt

By Saunders & Blackie (edited: Williams)
Axis 0 - 0 - 3 Allies
Rating: 5.23 (3)
Games Played: 3
SM: 3
Turns: 28
Type: Custom
First Side: Axis
Second Side: Allies
Maleme\Canea, May 20th 1941: By this date, the defenders dug-in around Maleme were getting used to the ritual of the morning air raids, so on this morning, it was a surprise to them that after the attacking aircraft withdrew, there came another wave of Ju-52 transport aircraft, many towing gliders. This first phase of "Operation Merkur" called for two separate drop zones. First, the Luftlande Sturmregiment, (the heroes of the 1940 assault on Eben Emael the impregnable Belgium forts that held the gateway to Low Countries), arriving by both glider and parachute, landed west of Maleme airstrip. There they quickly assembled with the mission to secure the landing strip for follow on air transport reinforcement by the 5th Gebirgsjager Division. Simultaneously, Colonel Heidrich's 3rd Fallschirmjäger Regt, with divisional troops and headquarters, were to drop in the Prison Valley. Their mission was to secure the village of Galatas, and also to block Allied units in the Canea and Suda Bay sector from reinforcing the Maleme Airfield, the key to the invasion plan. [Size, medium]
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
Yorick's ProfileYorick Totally Pro Allies 6
Fortynslow's ProfileFortynslow Slightly Pro Allies 6
zorak's Profilezorak Moderately Pro Allies 7
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Allies zorak's Profile zorak vs. Many Mariuses Many Mariuses's Profile Axis Allies Major Victory 54 6
Allies Fortynslow's Profile Fortynslow vs. KG_RangerBooBoo KG_RangerBooBoo's Profile Axis Allies Major Victory 54 6
Axis Yorick's Profile Yorick vs. Apollo11 Apollo11's Profile Allies Axis Major Loss 6 54
Interesting setup but the Germans have little chance of reaching the obejctives in time against an allied player defending in depth.