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#0607_02_Authie: 12th SS Riposte - Battles of Normandy

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#0607_02_Authie: 12th SS Riposte

By Kevin Hankins & David Freer
Axis 6 - 4 - 2 Allies
Rating: 7.22 (11)
Games Played: 12
SM: 2
Turns: 17
Type: Stock
First Side: Axis
Second Side: Allies
Authie, North West of Caen: June 7th, 1944. (Scenario Size: Brigade+. Head to Head or Human vs AI for either side) With the coming of dawn on June 7th, sporadic resistance from both the 716th Infanterie and 21st Panzer Divisions was slowing the Allied advance but the British and Canadian Corps commanders were expecting to continue the advance to their day one objectives of Caen and Carpiquet airfield. The Canadians made slow progress but had cleared the villages of Buron, Authie and Franqueville before being hit by a hurriedly organised counterattack by Standartenfuhrer Meyer's Panzergrenadier-Regiment 25. The resulting engagement was one of the most vicious of the Normandy campaign and was to result in an antipathy between the Hitlerjugend and Canadians marked by atrocities on both sides. This scenario focuses on the Hitlerjugend counterattack that occurs late in the day in #0607_01: Juno D+1 - 12th SS Panzer Arrives
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
ComradeP's ProfileComradeP Slightly Pro Axis 7
Alex1812's ProfileAlex1812 Moderately Pro Axis 7
Chris Merchant's ProfileChris Merchant Totally Pro Axis 5
Wecky's ProfileWecky Well Balanced 8
Barbarrossa.'s ProfileBarbarrossa. Moderately Pro Axis 8
ComradeP Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:59 am
A nice assault/meeting engagement scenario, favouring the Axis somewhat as Allied infantry has difficulties with dealing with A quality units.

Victory requirements are fairly tight, and a major victory is nearly impossible aside from a situation where the Allied defense collapses completely.
Chris Merchant
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Chris Merchant Frid Feb 05, 2016 5:32 am
Difficult to enjoy because it was a complete steamroll for the axis. I think it would be good if the scenario could be looked at balance wise and a separate head to head scenario added into the game.
1st Lieutenant
Warhorse Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:43 pm
Tough as either side.
Meine Ehre heisst Treue

panther421 Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:02 pm
Not sure what the British can do to win this scenario. They have no air and little artillery and few tanks to match up against a strong German force.