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1006_02_Poppel "The Fire Brigade" - PzC 24 Scheldt '44

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1006_02_Poppel "The Fire Brigade"

By Mike Prucha
Allies 0 - 1 - 0 Axis
Rating: 0 (0)
Games Played: 1
SM: 1
Turns: 12
Type: Stock
First Side: Allies
Second Side: Axis
Battle of Poppel, 6 October 1944: 49th (West Riding) Division attacked northeast toward Tilburg on
October 3rd, advancing on the right of the 1st Polish Armoured Division. The British crossed the
Turnhout Canal unopposed and on the October 4th the 146th Infantry Brigade captured Poppel after
a brief fight. The German defenders seemed to be nearing total collapse. The next day the 5th
Lincolns, supported by Canadian armor, pushed toward Tilburg but were repulsed at Goirle by
assault guns from s.Pz.Abt. 559. General Reinhard ordered his reserve, Kampfgruppe Chill, to
follow up on this success and to counterattack toward Poppel on the 6th. After an artillery
bombardment, four of Chill's five battalions pushed forward. Though the men of the 146th Infantry
Brigade were tired and outnumbered by the German attackers, they could rely on the awesome
firepower of the Royal Artillery to carry the day...
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Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Allies Landser34's Profile Landser34 vs. PK Powers PK Powers's Profile Axis Draw 10 10