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Forgotten Battle - The Matrix Games version of West Front

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Forgotten Battle

By Jorge Grillo
Allies 2 - 1 - 1 Germany
Rating: 7.86 (5)
Games Played: 4
SM: 3
Turns: 21
Type: Stock
First Side: Allies
Second Side: Germany
Downloads: 2
Jorge Grillo
Oct 1944

The Battle of the Scheldt (Walcheren Island) in World War II was a series of military operations led by the First Canadian
Army, with Canadian, Polish, and British units attached, to open up the shipping route to Antwerp so that its port could be used to supply the Allies in northwest Europe. Under acting command of the First Canadian's Lieutenant-General Guy Simonds, the battle took place in northern Belgium and southwestern Netherlands from October 2 to November 8, 1944.

The well-established Wehrmacht defenders staged an effective delaying action, during which the Germans flooded land areas in the Scheldt estuary, slowing the Allied advance. After five weeks of difficult fighting, the Canadian First Army, at a cost of 12,873 Allied casualties (half of them Canadian), was successful in clearing the Scheldt after numerous amphibious assaults, obstacle crossings, and costly assaults over open ground.

Once the German defenders were no longer a threat, it took another three weeks to de-mine the harbors; the first convoy carrying Allied supplies was not able to unload in Antwerp until November 29, 1944.
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
Panzerjaeger's ProfilePanzerjaeger Moderately Pro Germany 7
Scud's ProfileScud Slightly Pro Germany 7
Zap's ProfileZap Slightly Pro Allies 6
Hawk Kriegsman's ProfileHawk Kriegsman Well Balanced 8
Hawk Kriegsman's ProfileHawk Kriegsman Well Balanced 8
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Allies Hawk Kriegsman's Profile Hawk Kriegsman vs. mussolini mussolini's Profile Germany Allies Major Victory 36 6
Germany Hawk Kriegsman's Profile Hawk Kriegsman vs. mussolini mussolini's Profile Allies Draw 18 18
Allies Zap's Profile Zap vs. mark_vanroosendaal mark_vanroosendaal's Profile Germany Allies Major Victory 36 6
Germany Panzerjaeger's Profile Panzerjaeger vs. Scud Scud's Profile Allies Germany Major Victory 36 6
Scud
Major General
Scud Tue Feb 08, 2022 6:29 pm
I got across the dam and had a draw. Going for a win, though, oof!
Resolve then, that on this very ground, with small flags waving and tinny blasts on tiny trumpets, we shall meet the enemy, and not only may he be ours, he may be us. --Walt Kelly