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410520_05: Rock, Paper, Fallschirmjager - PzC 13 Salerno '43

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410520_05: Rock, Paper, Fallschirmjager

By Saunders & Blackie
Axis 5 - 0 - 1 Allies
Rating: 7.94 (5)
Games Played: 6
SM: 5
Turns: 80
Type: Stock
First Side: Axis
Second Side: Allies
Crete, May 20th 1941: There were several plans proposed for the Invasion of Crete, ranging from one major Drop Zone, to others where troops would arrive scattered in 7 locations. The final plan for "Operation Merkur", or "Mercury", represented a compromise imposed by Reichsmarshall Goering calling for a morning assault in the Maleme\Canea sector, followed up with two afternoon drops in the vicinity of Rethymnon and Heraklion. [Size, large] Designer Note: This scenario features an historical, yet variable, Axis Airborne arrival. It starts with the drops around the Eastern Maleme-Canea Sector, then it features Axis Strategy Operations for the follow on Axis reinforcements. The German Player can pick from 1) The historical plan as defined in the _01 Scenario. 2) A reverse order where a small force drops at Heraklion, before the Rethymnon drops, followed by later drops at both Heraklion and Rethymnon. 3) All follow on drops in the Maleme Sector.
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
Arkady's ProfileArkady Well Balanced 9
sja_ski's Profilesja_ski Well Balanced 8
Dirk Gross's ProfileDirk Gross Moderately Pro Axis 7
Arkady's ProfileArkady Well Balanced 9
Kool Kat's ProfileKool Kat Moderately Pro Axis 6
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Axis Kool Kat's Profile Kool Kat vs. Deturk Deturk's Profile Allies Axis Minor Victory 70 30
Axis Arkady's Profile Arkady vs. PvP PvP's Profile Allies Axis Major Victory 90 10
Axis Dirk Gross's Profile Dirk Gross vs. Tide1 Tide1's Profile Allies Axis Major Victory 90 10
Axis sja_ski's Profile sja_ski vs. NACBAR2 NACBAR2's Profile Allies Axis Major Victory 90 10
Axis Arkady's Profile Arkady vs. Matto Matto's Profile Allies Axis Minor Victory 70 30
Kool Kat
Lieutenant General
Kool Kat Frid Nov 16, 2018 7:34 pm
As long as the German player pursues a none "historical" drop zone plan and elects to have all follow-up drops in the Maleme Sector, he is pretty much guaranteed a Minor Victory. Concentration of paratrooper assets and a rapid capture of Maleme Airfield will ensure an unimpeded flow of German reinforcements that will doom the Allied defenders. Still an interesting "what if" scenario that depicts how a "sane" German airdrop mission would have been executed. Worth a look and play through.
Regards, Mike / "A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week." - George S. Patton /