Battle for Caen 0.91

The Command Ops 2 scenario pack covering the liberation of Caen

  1. Bie
    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:

    • XXX Corps' Right Pincer:
    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.

    Villers-Bocage Co2 map.png
    • Goodwood - Atlantic:
    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 Map.png
    panzerpit likes this.

Recent Reviews

  1. john connor
    john connor
    5/5,
    Version: 0.86
    So far (still on day 1) an excellent scenario on a truly outstanding map. Superb work, Bie.
    SPOILER ***
    I love the hint in the briefing about Tilly-sur-Seulles. I can say that I tasked the DLI and the 24th Lancers to take Tilly and they are certainly not going to be able to do it. There is a huge Axis presence moving in there, with strong armoured attacks launched and devastating enemy arty fire onto the attackers. I think 'going west' is going to be the only way.....