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Scenario#: 3714     Date: 2/24/1945     Location: Linnich, Germany

The 9th Army was lined up along the River Roer on the 23rd of February at the start of Operation Grenade. The river had receded enough to make a crossing possible and the Operation opened with a tremendous artillery bombardment. …

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Scenario#: 3677     Date: 9/19/1944     Location: Arnhem, Holland

The largest airborne drop ever designed, Operation Market Garden was Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery's plan to end the war on the Western Front early. If successful, it would threaten the flanks of German defenses along the Siegfried line and…

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Scenario#: 3680     Date: 7/11/1944     Location: la Croix-Rouge, France

For the past month, Hill 192, a dominating height east of the Vire River, has given the Germans a superb observation position on all the approaches to St-Lo, as well as the rear areas of V Corps as far as …

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Scenario#: 3686     Date: 12/30/1944     Location: Bastogne, Belgium

On December 30th German High Command's plan to capture Bastogne called for a push from the west simultaneously with another from the east. The object of these two forces was to pinch the corridor at Assenois south of the town. …

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Scenario#: 3685     Date: 12/30/1944     Location: Bastogne, Belgium

On December 30th German High Command's plan to capture Bastogne called for a push from the west simultaneously with another from the east. The object of these two forces was to pinch the corridor at Assenois south of the town. …

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Scenario#: 3723     Date: 11/26/1941     Location: Rostov, Russia

The Battle for Rostov was a seesaw battle. Army Group South, with Ewald von Kleist's 1st Panzer Army in the vanguard, had taken the city by November 21st. But the German lines were over-extended and no longer in position to …

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Scenario#: 3700     Date: 9/19/1944     Location: Arracourt, France

Part of the problem for the German forces involved in the Lorraine counter-offensive was the "Eastern" outlook of many of the units. They were unfamiliar with the US Army and its very different tactics. On the Eastern front, tank formations …

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Scenario#: 3741     Date: 6/9/1944     Location: Carpiquet, France

On D-Day +1 the Canadians still sought to achieve their D-Day objectives and push through to the airfields at Carpiquet. Elements of the 9th Brigade, consisting of the North Nova Scotia Highlanders and armour provided by the Sherbrooke Fusiliers,…

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Scenario#: 3722     Date: 2/7/1941     Location: Beda Fomm, Libya

On February 4th, Major-General O'Connor, with armored cars leading the way followed by 4th Armored Brigade, moved out to trap the Italians. The going was tough and a fast-wheeled vanguard was dispatched under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Combe…

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Scenario#: 3708     Date: 6/13/1944     Location: Carentan, France

The town of Carentan was the key to the American drive west to cut off the base of the Cotentin Peninsula. After two days of fighting and desperately short of ammunition, the Germans pulled their forces out of Carentan and …

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Scenario#: 3737     Date: 9/14/1942     Location: Henderson Field, Guadalcanal

Bloody Ridge consisted of a series of grassy ridges south of Henderson Field where Colonel "Red Mike" Edson had positioned his troops. The Japanese attack began with a bombardment, followed by a powerful thrust that pushed back the Marine companies …

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Scenario#: 3717     Date: 12/8/1941     Location: Nekrasino, Russia

When the German offensive against Moscow came to a halt on December 6, 1941, the 1st Panzer Division was ordered to Klin with the mission of keeping the town open for the withdrawal of other German formations. It succeeded in …

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Scenario#: 3720     Date: 2/17/1944     Location: Komarovka, Russia

In January 1944 a large pocket of 6 German divisions with over 56,000 troops had been cut-off by the Soviet Army's 1st and 2nd Ukrainian Front troops. For days the Russians continued the attack in an attempt to split up …

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Scenario#: 3721     Date: 6/22/1941     Location: Bohukaly, Poland

On June 22, 1941, the 18th Panzer Division made an unusual assault across the Bug River. The first wave of infantry in "Sturmboot" assault craft was followed by anti-tank and artillery on decked inflatable rafts. Even more remarkable, were the …

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Scenario#: 3689     Date: 6/11/1944     Location: Carentan, France

Rommel realized the danger to the Axis defenses should Carentan fall, for it was the link between the two US beaches and also the key to an American drive west to cut the base of the Cotentin Peninsula. The defense …

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Scenario#: 3738     Date: 1/13/1943     Location: Matanikau River, Guadalcanal

At the start of the new year, General Patch ordered the 2nd and 8th Marines to drive westward and clear the Japanese Resistance from the hills overlooking the coast near Point Cruz. On January 13th, Marines assaulted the Japanese positions …

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Scenario#: 3697     Date: 8/7/1944     Location: Mortain, France

"We must strike like lightning!" - Adolf Hitler to Field Marshall Von Kluge 'Unternehmen Luttich' began shortly before midnight on the evening of August 3rd. Under direct orders from Hitler, four armored divisions launched a counterattack westward…

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Scenario#: 3704     Date: 11/6/1940     Location: Metemma, Ethiopia

Gallabat-Metemma was Britain's first land offensive of the East Africa campaign. On November 6th, 1940, Brigadier J.W. Slim led the British assault. Under his command were the 10th Indian Infantry Brigade, 12 tanks from the 4th Royal Tank Regiment…

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Scenario#: 3716     Date: 10/18/1941     Location: Moscow, Russia

In October, the German High Command launched the final offensive of 1941 - Unternehmen Taifun (Operation Typhoon). The initial German success on the Eastern Front had put them deep into the Soviet Union on all fronts, but the advance slowed …

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Scenario#: 3682     Date: 6/6/1944     Location: Gold Beach, France

The German defenses at Gold consisted of two battalions of the 726th Regiment supported by inland batteries. Barbed wire and a few anti-tank hedgehog obstacles protected the entire stretch of beach. The British planners had divided Gold beach into…

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Scenario#: 3728     Date: 7/21/1944     Location: Asan, Guam

On July 21st, the first wave to hit the northern landing beaches off the island of Guam in the Marianas, were amphibious tank units. Most of the Japanese infantry had pulled back from their beach defenses during the heavy naval …

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Scenario#: 3729     Date: 7/25/1944     Location: Asan, Guam

Lieutenant General Takeshi's counter-attack plan called for a night attack on July 25/26. The goal was to split the 3rd Marines Division and target ammunition and supply dumps. The front-line of the 3rd Marines was stretched thin in the area …

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Scenario#: 3681     Date: 6/6/1944     Location: Juno Beach, France

The Canadian troops were assigned to land at Juno beach on D-Day and push inland. Juno had been divided into two beaches, 'Mike' and 'Nan'. The 7th Canadian Brigade under Brigadier H.W. Foster would land on Mike and the 8th …

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Scenario#: 3739     Date: 2/22/1943     Location: Kasserine Pass, Tunisia

After the Anglo-American landings in North Africa on November 8, 1942, the Americans remained optimistic about their ability to fight an opponent like Rommel and the Afrika Korps. Although in headlong retreat after the Battle of El Alamein, Rommel…

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Scenario#: 3711     Date: 6/12/1942     Location: Knightsbridge, Libya

The Battle of Gazala was a series of clashes between Rommel and the British in the late spring of 1942 near the Libyan coast. The brilliant, but risky maneuvers by the "Desert Fox" in late May and early June were …

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