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Scenario#: 56     Date: 11-Jul-44     Location: Saint-Lo, Normandy, France

On 11 July, XIX Corps was ordered to attack southward toward St. Ló as part of a First Army offensive to push the German Seventh Army out of Normandy. The 29th Division was ordered to attack and seize key terrain …

Combat CommanderBattle Pack #3: Normandy

Scenario#: 20     Date: 12-Dec-39     Location: Tolvajarvi, Finland

As two battalions of Belyayev’s 139th Rifle Division skirted the north end of Lake Hirvasjari in an attempt to outflank the Finnish defenders of Tolvajarvi, one company was sent forward along a forest path to the southwest. As discipline within …

Combat CommanderCC: Mediterranean

Scenario#: TBP03     Date: Dec 1944     Location: Ardennes Forest, Belgium

Two reinforced reconnaissance platoons, one German, one US, face each other across No Man's Land. “I'm not exactly sure what country we're in. Could be Belgium, Luxembourg, France, or even Germany. I don't know what day it is. I have …

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Scenario#: 76     Date: 15-May-40     Location: Dyle River Line, La Tombe Vicinity, Belgium

Second Lieutenant Richard Annand was the recipient of the first Victoria Cross awarded during the Second World War. At 11 a.m. on 15 May the Germans of the 31st lnfantry Division launched a violent attack and pushed forward a bridging …

Combat CommanderBattle Pack #5: The Fall of the West

Scenario#: 22     Date: 17-Feb-45     Location: South of Goch, Holland

Operation Veritable, Montgomery’s push to the Rhine, was encountering fanatic German Resistance for every square mile of Holland. Having just about secured the town of Goch, the 1st Gordon Highlanders were ordered to continue the advance south and…

Combat CommanderCC: Mediterranean

Scenario#: 88     Date: 5-Oct-40     Location: The River Medway, England

The British defensive plan in the event of invasion called for the containment of German forces at a series of 'Stop Lines' based around natural defensive features. The most important of these was the Medway Stop Line to the East …

Combat CommanderBattle Pack #6: Sea Lion

Scenario#: B     Date: 28-Jun-44     Location: Moguang, Burma

Over the course of three weeks in June, Michael ”Mad Mike” Calvert's 77th (Chindit) Brigade took Mogaung in support of the US advance down the Hukawng Valley. They suffered 50% casualties. Fearing they would then be ordered to join in …

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Scenario#: 70     Date: 26-Jun-43     Location: Daliki, Belarus

In a remote village south of Lepel, Byelorussia, with Soviet partisans of an important Operative Center suddenly trapped by a well-executed German rear-area clearing operation.

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Scenario#: 110     Date: 24-Apr-40     Location: Gratangen Valley, Narvik Front, Norway

Major Stautner of the 2nd Battalion, 139th Gebirgsjager Regiment saw an opportunity to attack the isolated Norwegian 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry in the Gratangen valley. The attack was launched early on the morning of April 24th in a swirling…

Combat CommanderC3I Magazine #23

Scenario#: 15     Date: 7-Jul-41     Location: Bessarabia, Romania

After forcing a crossing of the River Prut at Falciu earlier in the week, the Rumanian Army was on the move across Bessarabia. In the afternoon of July 7, elements of the Rumanian 6th Infantry Division attempted to clear one …

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Scenario#: 14     Date: 15-Sep-39     Location: Sochaczew, Poland

On 9 September, the Polish Poznan Army, encircled by the rapid German advance, attempted to force a crossing of the Bzura River to the southeast. This attack inadvertently allowed time for the Polish Pomorze Army, also trapped in the pocket, …

Combat CommanderCC: Mediterranean

Scenario#: M13     Date: 10-Jul-44     Location: Driniumor River, New Guinea

The desperate Japanese offensive along the Driniumor River by forces of the 20th Infantry Division faced widely strung out US regiments (the 127th, the 128th and the 112th Cavalry), with both parties probing each other. At the culmination point,…

Combat CommanderBattle Pack #4: New Guinea

Scenario#: 122     Date: 1941-08-14     Location: Plyussa River, Narva Vicinity, Estonia

The days of headlong pursuit with little or no Resistance by the Russian Armies had to come to an end at some point. For the soldiers of the German 58th Infantry Division that reality occurred just south of the Estonian …

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Scenario#: TBP10     Date: June 1941     Location: Minsk, Belorussia

"'All is not quiet on the Eastern Front.”

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Scenario#: 79     Date: 26-Apr-40     Location: Kvam, Norway

In an effort to shore up the crumbling defenses in southern Norway the British reassigned the 15th lnfantry Division to lead the defense in the Gudbrandsdal Valley on 23 April. The 15th consisted of regular troops originally destined for the …

Combat CommanderBattle Pack #5: The Fall of the West

Scenario#: 89     Date: 30-Sep-40     Location: Portsmouth Docks, England

After successfully establishing a beachhead at nearby Bognor Regis, the German 9th Army pushed West towards their ultimate goal: the British naval base at Portsmouth. Although most of the Home Fleet had been evacuated under fire to Scapa Flow and …

Combat CommanderBattle Pack #6: Sea Lion

Scenario#: 7     Date: Apr-44     Location: Bessarabia, Romania

By mid April of 1944, the southern front in Russia had seen Soviet troops on the offensive for four consecutive months. Zhukov's plan to attack beyond the Dneister River as far as Chernovtsy was approved by Stavka, with Russian troops …

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Scenario#: 62     Date: Apr-44     Location: Bessarabia, Romania

Set in a German rear area as Soviet forces press German forces back into the Carpathian Mountains.

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Scenario#: 57     Date: 17-Jul-44     Location: La Madeleine, France

The afternoon of 15 July, the US 116th lnfantry Regt. launched an attack along the Martinville Ridge east of St. Ló. As nightfall approached, the 116th was ordered to halt and consolidate its gains for the day. By the time …

Combat CommanderBattle Pack #3: Normandy

Scenario#: 80     Date: 14-May-40     Location: Montherme, France

German forces pressed across the Meuse in the face of a French company led by the aggressive Lieutenant Barbaste (KIA), during the afternoon and evening of the 13th. The second line of defense across the narrow portion of the peninsula …

Combat CommanderBattle Pack #5: The Fall of the West

Scenario#: G     Date: 22-Oct-42     Location: Eora Creek, Papua, New Guinea

After nearly succeeding in pushing the Australians back upon Port Moresby, the Japanese had neither supply chain nor time enough to hold their gains along the Kokoda Trail and so reverted to the defensive. In a series of grim battles, …

Combat CommanderCC: Pacific

Scenario#: M5     Date: 28-Oct-42     Location: Eora Creek, Papua, New Guinea

The Australians had taken the crossings over Eora Creek, but the Kokoda Trail remained blocked by a Japanese strongpoint to the north. B Company 2/1 Battalion was pinned down to the south and subjected to fire from Japanese heavy weapons. …

Combat CommanderBattle Pack #4: New Guinea

Scenario#: TBP02     Date: 2 Sep 1939     Location: Polish Frontier

“Pawel, I have no idea what that sound is. Perhaps you should investigate.”

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Scenario#: 31     Date: 4-Jan-45     Location: Flamierge, Belgium

The US 17th Airborne Division was new to the European Theater of Operations, having just arrived in the Reims area in France on the 25th of December. The division was attached to General Patton's 3rd Army. One of its initial …

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Scenario#: 87     Date: 23-Sep-40     Location: Bognor Regis, England

Prior to the invasion the pier at Bognor Regis had been redesignated HMS Patricia, a naval spotting station used to coordinate Home Fleet actions in the Channel. A concerted German attack was launched to knock out the pier and assist …

Combat CommanderBattle Pack #6: Sea Lion

Scenario#: 3     Date: 24-Jun-41     Location: Outside Brest Litovsk, Russia

A Soviet forward CP belonging to the retreating 133rd infantry Regiment is to be abandoned by noon, but not before all communications equipment is smashed and documents burned, including detailed plans of much of the frontier fortifications in and…

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Scenario#: M6     Date: 11-Nov-42     Location: Gorari, New Guinea

The Australians had taken Kokoda and were driving toward the north coast of New Guinea. The Japanese forward defense was centered on Gorari. The Australians managed to find a parallel around the Japanese defense and managed to break it into …

Combat CommanderBattle Pack #4: New Guinea

Scenario#: 8     Date: Jan-43     Location: Velikiye Luki, Russia

As the Kalinin Front - led by several Soviet Shock Armies, drove westward they were able to completely encircle the German 277th Infantry Regiment at Velikiye-Luki. Outside relief for this surrounded force was not to be had, however, so orders …

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Scenario#: 18     Date: 7-Apr-41     Location: Nisava River, Yugoslavia

A day after the attack on Yugoslavia commenced, von Kleist’s 1st Panzer Group found many of the bridges across the Nisava River to be blown or in flames, holding up his vital armored forces. The German 23rd Infantry Regiment was …

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Scenario#: TBP04     Date: 18 Sep 1944     Location: Arnhem, Holland

Col. Frost's 2nd Bn, 1st Airborne lnfantry is cut off at Arnhem Bridge. Bittrich's Panzergrenadiers move in to eliminate the airborne pocket. “. . .what, you didn't really think the enemy was made up of Old Men and Young Boys, …

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Scenario#: M10     Date: 30-Jan-43     Location: Wau, New Guinea

A company of the ANZAC 2/5 battalion ordered to intercept elements of the Japanese 51st Division advancing on Wau finds itself bypassed and cut off. The unit attempts to sneak back to friendly lines through the advancing Japanese forces but …

Combat CommanderBattle Pack #4: New Guinea

Scenario#: K     Date: 18-Dec-42     Location: Buna, New Guinea

Combined Australian and American forces surrounded the desperate Japanese defenses at Buna during December 1942. After an opening barrage starting at 0530, various companies of 2/9th Battalion (Australian 16th Brigade) crossed the start line promptly…

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Scenario#: 78     Date: 27-May-40     Location: Cassel, France

The rapid advance of Rundsted's Army Group A had by 20 May isolated the French and British forces that had rushed into Belgium in the opening stages of the campaign. Pressure from both Army Groups A and B had steadily …

Combat CommanderBattle Pack #5: The Fall of the West

Scenario#: 27     Date: 10-Jun-44     Location: North of Carentan, France

Shortly after D-Day, American forces arriving at Omaha and Utah beaches were separated by the Douve River, the city of Carentan, and a determined force of German defenders. Lt. Col. Robert Cole's 3/502P1R (101st Airborne), supported by artillery and…

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Scenario#: 59     Date: 26-Jun-44     Location: Cheux, France

The Allied failure to capture Caen on D-Day allowed the Germans to rush reinforcements to the area. In an effort to isolate and pressure the defenses around Caen, Field Marshal Montgomery devised and launched Operation Epsom, spearheaded by the…

Combat CommanderBattle Pack #3: Normandy

Scenario#: 4     Date: 27-Dec-44     Location: Humain, Belgium

After days of fierce combat and heavy bombardment, the town of Humaine was surrounded by forces of the US 2nd Armored Division. Most of the German defenders surrendered after some hard fighting. Remnants of 9th Panzer Division occupying a chateau …

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Scenario#: M8     Date: 18-Dec-42     Location: Buna, New Guinea

The Japanese defenses at Buna were extensive and compartmentalized, requiring coordinated Allied operations at various points. Elements of the well-supported 2/9th assaulted the defenders in the area identified by the Japanese as ”Outer Camp". The…

Combat CommanderBattle Pack #4: New Guinea

Scenario#: TBP08     Date: 25 June 1940     Location: Le Touquet, France

The first commando raid on occupied France was carried out by 115 men of No.11 Independent Company just three weeks after the final evacuation at Dunkirk. The raiders were divided into four groups, each was tasked with reconnaissance and intelligence…

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Scenario#: 5     Date: 30-Dec-41     Location: Staritsa, Russia

When winter hit Eastern Europe with its full fury in late l94l, the German 26th Infantry was just one of many Axis Divisions halted more by the extreme weather than by the stubborn Russian defense. In the final weeks of …

Combat CommanderCC: Europe

Scenario#: 10     Date: 4-Feb-43     Location: Novorossiysk, Russia

To aid in the success of the Soviet amphibious operation launched against Kleist's Army Group A near Novorossiysk, a Black Sea Fleet commando detachment landed a few miles further down along the Black Sea coast. In order to protect the …

Combat CommanderCC: Europe

Scenario#: 58     Date: 18-Jul-44     Location: Caen, France

The German defense of Caen was tenacious, demanding great effort from the British and Canadian forces. Operation Atlantic (part of the Operation Goodwood offensive), opened with the attack of the Canadian 8th Brigade into Giberville and Colombelles,…

Combat CommanderBattle Pack #3: Normandy

Scenario#: 69     Date: 18-Jul-44     Location: Caen, France

Set at night in the Vaucelles neighborhood of Caen just before the Orne River.

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Scenario#: 120     Date: 19-Aug-44     Location: Berson, France

The Andre’ Jolit led Blaye area Ffi group received eight air drops of arms and equipment in July and August I944. Blitz operations against the Germans increased as a consequence. Operations against small targets (tankers and single enemy vehicles)…

Combat CommanderC3I Magazine #27

Scenario#: 53     Date: 8-Jun-44     Location: Utah Beach Vicinity, Normandy, France

Fire from the 210mm guns of the Crisbecq Coastal Artillery Battery, commanded by Lt. Walter Ohmsen, constantly harassed and prohibited the unloading of supplies and reinforcements on Utah Beach. On June 7 the 1 Bn, 22nd lnfantry was tasked with …

Combat CommanderBattle Pack #3: Normandy

Scenario#: H     Date: 27-Feb-45     Location: Hill 382, Iwo Jima, Japan

Eight days after the initial landing on the island and four days after the American flag had been raised on Mount Suribachi, the 3rd Marine Division found itself dug in on the barren stone plateau north of the airfields. The …

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Scenario#: 37     Date: 27-Oct-42     Location: Stalingrad, Russia

Since October 24 Ivan llyich Svidrov, a 19 year old Sergeant in 650th Rifle Regiment, and his squad of determined soldiers had beaten back repeated morning attacks against the concrete and iron house they were sworn to defend with their …

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Scenario#: 115     Date: 16-Mar-41     Location: Dongolaas Ravine, Eritrea

In mid-January 1941, British forces launched the Eritrea Campaign. The 4th and 5th Indian Divisions started their offensive from Sudan. They broke the Italian defensive lines in two weeks but finally the drive stopped in front of the town of …

Combat CommanderC3I Magazine #26

Scenario#: 54     Date: 18-Jun-44     Location: Chateau Sainte-Genevieve, Brittany, France

Hours before OVERLORD, coded transmissions alerted Resistance cells across France, the Forces Francaises de l'lntérieur (FFl), to assemble and hinder the expected movement of German forces toward Normandy. ln Brittany, airdropped French commandos…

Combat CommanderBattle Pack #3: Normandy

Scenario#: 34     Date: 8-Jun-44     Location: Hill 30, Caponnet, France

Elements of the 2nd Bn, 508th PIR under Lt. Col. Thomas Shanley were one of the few groups of troopers that landed west of the Merderet River. In constant enemy contact and short of supplies, Shanley decided to withdraw to …

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Scenario#: M14     Date: 21-Jul-44     Location: Driniumor River, New Guinea

After the westward breakthroughs across the river (earlier in July), the 20th Infantry Division was ordered to entrap and destroy American units. The Miyake Force (composed of the 78th, 79th and 80th Infantry Regiments, each fielding no more than a …

Combat CommanderBattle Pack #4: New Guinea