Operation STACK/The Steelworks

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A restful long weekend spent finishing up the map for "The Steelworks" while I am waiting for my Battle for Wiltz counters to arrive. Thus far it consists of 5-scenarios played on the map; Scenarios 1-4 involve the British attempts to capture the Steelworks, and the Scenario 5 involving the Canadians attempt. Plans for a campaign game is up in the air at the moment, as my plate is full with at least 6 projects.

[Operation STACK]: 10/11 July 1944, Colombelles, France is an industrial town north east of Caen, east of Hérouville and the Orne River and defended by the Luftwaffe’s 16th Field Division. The entire area was dominated by the chimneys of the giant steel factory at Colombelles. The chimneys were the ideal observation posts over the battlefield for the Germans. General Bernard Law Montgomery decided on an operation to take these chimneys out.

[The Steelworks]: 17 July 1944, Colombelles, France, the Canadian part in Operation GOODWOOD, known as ATLANTIC, began at 07:45-hrs with the 8th Infantry Brigade making use of a rolling barrage to cover its initial advance. On the left flank, the Queen’s Own Rifles (QOR) of Canada reported little opposition initial, with its momentum only slowed by having to round up “shell-shocked” Germans from the Luftwaffe’s 16th Field Division, who had suffered under the earlier heavy aerial bombardment. Meanwhile, Le Régiment de la Chaudière (Chauds) on the right flank was stopped by fire from the woods and chateau north of Colombelles. By mid-morning, the QOR had managed to clear to the crossroads east of Colombelles, but heavy machine-gun and sniper fire from the steelworks had halted their advanced.

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The map is original and excellent and it looks like it offers a lot of tactical opportunities. Can't wait to see that beast.
 

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Wow, just wow!!

Unbelievable, the amount of your output George!
 

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Where does it fit in the play test cue?
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Dave some where after our present one and before our next one... I don't really know, and you're the only one of the Victoria ASL Group who has expressed any interest in the USMC Amphibious Landing.
 

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A restful long weekend spent finishing up the map for "The Steelworks" while I am waiting for my Battle for Wiltz counters to arrive. Thus far it consists of 5-scenarios played on the map; Scenarios 1-4 involve the British attempts to capture the Steelworks, and the Scenario 5 involving the Canadians attempt. Plans for a campaign game is up in the air at the moment, as my plate is full with at least 6 projects.

[Operation STACK]: 10/11 July 1944, Colombelles, France is an industrial town north east of Caen, east of Hérouville and the Orne River and defended by the Luftwaffe’s 16th Field Division. The entire area was dominated by the chimneys of the giant steel factory at Colombelles. The chimneys were the ideal observation posts over the battlefield for the Germans. General Bernard Law Montgomery decided on an operation to take these chimneys out.

[The Steelworks]: 17 July 1944, Colombelles, France, the Canadian part in Operation GOODWOOD, known as ATLANTIC, began at 07:45-hrs with the 8th Infantry Brigade making use of a rolling barrage to cover its initial advance. On the left flank, the Queen’s Own Rifles (QOR) of Canada reported little opposition initial, with its momentum only slowed by having to round up “shell-shocked” Germans from the Luftwaffe’s 16th Field Division, who had suffered under the earlier heavy aerial bombardment. Meanwhile, Le Régiment de la Chaudière (Chauds) on the right flank was stopped by fire from the woods and chateau north of Colombelles. By mid-morning, the QOR had managed to clear to the crossroads east of Colombelles, but heavy machine-gun and sniper fire from the steelworks had halted their advanced.

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The map looks awesome. If the scenario"s and CG are like the map it will be a great adventure.
 

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I look forward to helping on this one, if needed, George. That’s once we get the present PT done for you
 
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Oli, whenever you are ready to help with playtesting, it is ready for me to send.
Send the stuff whenever you want George, the two groups here are more than willing to playtest for you .
 

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Send the stuff whenever you want George, the two groups here are more than willing to playtest for you .
Getting the playtest maps printed this coming week for the two groups over here George
 

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Looks super interesting, George. Can you share something about the size of the five scenarios?
 

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Great map! and an interesting CG and situations on it!
 

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Looks super interesting, George. Can you share something about the size of the five scenarios?
Scenario 1 - Secure the Crossroads; a small night scenario involving a British company (7x squads, 2x crews, 2x leaders, 9x SW) attempting to secure the crossroads NE of the factory, defended by a German platoon (3x squads, 3x crews, 1x leader, 2x HMG, 1x 7.5cm PaK 40, 2x pillboxes, and 48 mine factors; Duration 5.5 turns long

Scenario 2 - Clear Colombelles; a small night to dawn scenario involving a British Company (8x squads, 2x crews, 2x leaders, 1x Piper, 7x SW) clearing out the town defended by a German Platoon (3x squads, 2x HS, 1x leader, 2x SW) with a reinforcement platoon (3x squad, 1x leader, 1x SW); 6 turns long

Scenario 3 - Tiger Attack; a German counterattack involving a British company (8x squads, 2x leaders. 1x piper, 5x SW, supported by 6x Shermans tanks) defending the earlier gained crossroads; begin attacked by a German company (10x squads, 2x leaders, 4x SW, with 150mm Rocket bombardment) reinforced by a a platoon (2x squads, 1x leader, 1x SW) and 2x Pz VIE(L) Tigers; Duration 5.5 turns long

Scenario 4 - Secure the Steelworks; a full scale British attack on factory involving: Defending Germans (6x squads, 2x HS, 2x leaders, 2x Psk, 2x HMG, 11x crews, 4x 8cm Mortars, 3x 20mm AA Guns, 2x 7.5cm PaK 40, 120 minefactors) reinforced by 5x squads, 2x leaders, 1x SW, and 2x Pz IVH and 3x Pz VIE(L) Tigers; British forces (Company 1: 11 Squads, 4x crews, 3x leaders, 1x piper, 13x SW, 2x 6-pdr AT Gun, 2x Loyd Carriers) (Company 2: 10 Squads, 4x crews, 4x leaders, 1x piper, 12x SW, 1x Radio directing 25-pdr module) (Company 3: 11 Squads, 2x crews, 3x leaders, 1x piper, 13x SW) supported by 10 Sherman tanks; Duration 10-12 turns longs

Scenario 5 - Atlantic; Full scale Canadian attack on factory involving: Defending Germans (6x squads, 8x crews, 2x leaders, 2x HMG, 3x 20mm AA Guns, 2x 7.5cm PaK 40, 120 minefactors; reinforced by 8x squads, 4x HS 8x SW); Attacking Canadians (Company 1: 9x Squads, 3x leaders, 10x SW, 1x Radio directing 76mm Mortar OBA) (Company 2: 9x Squads, 2x crews, 2x leaders, 10x SW) with reinforcements (Company 3&4: 12 Squads, 2x crews, 2x leaders, 10x SW); Duration 10 turns long
 
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