#0801_02: le Beny-Bocage - 11th Armoured Move Out - Battles of Normandy
#0801_02: le Beny-Bocage - 11th Armoured Move OutBy Saunders & Blackie
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Le Beny-Bocage, South of Caumont: August 1st, 1944. (Scenario Size: Brigade. Head to Head or British Human vs AI) By August 1st, the British had moved the tanks of 29th Armoured Brigade across Dickie's bridge. The bridge had been captured the previous day in a coup-de-main by Lieutenant Derek 'Dickie' Powle's armoured car troop. The 29th Armoured Brigade planned to push forward to take le Beny-Bocage. Once clear they were expected to take the high ground around Point 266 and assist the Guards Armour who was expected to take the village of Catheolles. After clearing substantial resistance around le Beny-Bocage the brigade ended up cutting the Caen to Vire road and then taking the village of Catheolles. The Guards Armoured Division where expected to take it from the north, not the 29th Armoured Brigade from the south!