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.
Alternatively the scenario pack can be downloaded in Steam Workshop as well.
Includes five 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:
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 encircled in Caen.
- Shutting the Trap:
The assault of Carpiquet and its airfield by the 8th Canadian Infantry Brigade in Operation Windsor. This scenario closely tied to the next one: Charnwood. Windsor would prove to be a real meatgrinder as the Germans had fortified the airfield and manned its defenses with men of SS Panzer Division 12.
- Skirmish at Carpiquet Airfield:
A three infantry division attack by the Allies that aims to finally seize the city of Caen. Dubbed Operation Charnwood, the Allies would advance and take up positions on the banks of the river Orne. SS Panzer Division 12 was positioned in and around the city and would not make it easy for the Allies.
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:
Battle for Caen 1.0
The Command Ops 2 scenario pack covering the liberation of Caen
- Charnwood and Skirmish at Carpiquet Airfield released Dec 24, 2018
- Correction for Field Regiments in Goodwood -Atlantic Dec 15, 2018
- Including correct estab Dec 15, 2018