#0606_05: Sword Beach - The Road to Caen - Battles of Normandy
#0606_05: Sword Beach - The Road to CaenBy Rick Bancroft
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Sword Beach, North of Caen: June 6th, 1944. (Scenario Size: Division. Allied Human vs Axis AI or Head to Head) At Sword Beach the Allied landing force consisted of the heavily reinforced British 3rd Division, including numerous commando units and the specialized engineering tanks of the 79th Armoured Division. This force formed the eastern (left) flank of the Allied landings, and had the missions of reaching Pegasus Bridge to link up with the airborne troops, joining the Canadians from Juno Beach, and clearing Caen as their first major objectives. The initial German opposition was fairly weak but the Allies were challenged by major minefields deployed in the area, and the 21st Panzer Division tasked with countering any enemy landing. The British 3rd Division's orders were to move quickly south to Caen before the Germans could organise any coordinated response.
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