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0908_01_Moerbrugge "...a routine affair" - PzC 24 Scheldt '44

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0908_01_Moerbrugge "...a routine affair"

By Mike Prucha
Allies 0 - 0 - 2 Axis
Rating: 5.8 (3)
Games Played: 2
SM: 2
Turns: 13
Type: Stock
First Side: Allies
Second Side: Axis
Battle of Moerbrugge, 8 September 1944: Having encountered minimal resistance in the previous
days, officers of the A&SH of Canada imagined that the crossing at Moerbrugge would be a
"routine affair" and that the German line on the Gent-Brugge Canal would offer no more difficulty
than had blocking positions on the Lys, Aa, Canche, and Somme. This was a grave underestimation.
After a week of defeat and retreat, elements Von Zangen's 15. Armee had finally concentrated and
established a real defense between Zeebrugge and Gent. Making matters worse, the Allied armor
divisions had outrun their air support and lines of supply. Far from a "routine affair," the Canadians
and Poles were in for their toughest fight since Falaise...
[Size: Small]
Design Note: The absence of Allied corps and army headquarters units is intentional and represents
the extent to which the Allied armor had outpaced their lines of supply.
Certain elements of the 1st Polish Armoured Division resting and refueling near Tielt will not be
released. They have been placed on the map for historic interest only.
The Germans and Canadians mutually agreed not to conduct operations in Brugge in order to
preserve it from destruction. In PBEM play it is recommended the German player not deploy forces
in the city center and that the Allied player agree not to advance through the city unless the German
player has abandoned Sint Kruis.
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
Kool Kat's ProfileKool Kat Totally Pro Axis 3
Krijger Koning's ProfileKrijger Koning Slightly Pro Axis 7
Krijger Koning's ProfileKrijger Koning Slightly Pro Axis 8
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Allies Krijger Koning's Profile Krijger Koning vs. pokeytrev pokeytrev's Profile Axis Allies Major Loss 4 36
Axis Green's Profile Green vs. Kool Kat Kool Kat's Profile Allies Axis Major Victory 36 4
Kool Kat
Lieutenant General
Kool Kat Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:54 pm
Extremely difficult for Allied engineers (Morale D) to remain intact for bridging the Axis canal defense. Allies suffer from fuel shortages, lack sufficient artillery, and no air support. Scenario favors the Axis. Not a favorite Scheldt '44 scenario. I will not be playing this one again!
Regards, Mike / "A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week." - George S. Patton /