With the success of the landings on the beaches of Normandy on 6th of June 1944 the Allies consolidated their foothold and spent the days after the invasion linking up all of the beaches.
Once this had been achieved their focus was to try and force a breakout. One of the D-Day objectives was the city of Caen: an important transport hub with a sea harbour, multiple major roads and railway lines. Once Caen falls the road to the Paris is opened. The Axis defended Caen furiously on D-Day though and so it remained in their hands.
Includes two scenarios:
The Allied Operation Perch. An attempt at a breakout on the western side of Caen by the XXX Corps. Spearheaded by the 7th Armoured Division and countered by the Panzer Lehr Division. The main objective of this breakout was to encircle Caen and meet with the 51st Infantry Division to the south of the city.
- XXX Corps' Right Pincer:
Both operation Goodwood and Atlantic rolled into one scenario. A limited breakout attempt towards the south east of Caen by three British armoured divisions. Meanwhile two Canadian infantry divisions cross the Orne in order to take the rest of Caen. The Germans themselves have three panzer divisions to counter the attacks. One of the biggest tank battles of the Western Front ensues.
- Goodwood - Atlantic:
A hypothetical scenario based on the cancelled Operation Wild Oats. 1st Airborne Division is dropped south of Caen and is to provide a linkup between both pincer attacks of Operation Perch. Panzer Division 21 is stationed near the dropzones and will have to force a way out or be encricled in Caen.
- Shutting the Trap:
Battle for Caen 0.96
The Command Ops 2 scenario pack covering the liberation of Caen
- Correction for Field Regiments in Goodwood -Atlantic Dec 15, 2018 at 2:56 PM
- Including correct estab Dec 15, 2018 at 4:34 AM
- Shutting the Trap scenario added Dec 15, 2018 at 2:45 AM