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CW One Hell of a Good Scrap - Combat Mission: Battle For Normandy

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CW One Hell of a Good Scrap

By The Teacher
Axis 2 - 0 - 2 Allies
Rating: 7.31 (7)
Games Played: 4
SM: 9
Turns: 120
Type: Custom
First Side: Axis
Second Side: Allies
Downloads: 653
8th June 1944 Putot en Bessin II/26/12SS vrs The Royal Winnipeg Rifles. Approx a Battalion per side. 2km x 2km map German attack. HTH only
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
wellsonian's Profilewellsonian Totally Pro Allies 5
Michael Dorosh's ProfileMichael Dorosh Well Balanced 3
Partial Penetration's ProfilePartial Penetration Moderately Pro Axis 5
Guardsman's ProfileGuardsman Well Balanced 7
WillS's ProfileWillS Well Balanced 7
wellsonian Sun May 21, 2017 4:47 pm
It is a fun concept, and I like the forces. However, as a H2H game I think it is too weighted against the axis.
Michael Dorosh
Private 1st Class
Michael Dorosh Sun May 21, 2017 9:59 pm
The research into order of battle and map seems accurate enough. The map is huge, the Germans start out by crossing grain fields under fire, and have eight different major objectives to try and achieve. German forces are a reinforced battalion (!) and game length is 2 solid hours (120 turns). Even if you managed to return 4 turns a day (a huge undertaking with an entire battalion to manage), every day, it would take an entire month to get through this. Terrain is unremarkable Normandy farm fields and villages. Play if you like monsters.
Partial Penetration
Private 1st Class
Partial Penetration Sat May 27, 2017 1:49 am
There are a couple of inaccuracies in the briefings. The German briefing lists the Left Flank objective as worth 100 pts. It's worth 150 pts. Both briefings incorrectly state that tanks can only cross the railroad cut at the bridges. They can actually cross at many other points.

The forces start the battle in LOS and within shooting distance of each other. Also, the Canadian fortunes are heavily dependent on one man. If he is killed early in the battle, as he was in the game I played, the Canadians will likely get steamrolled.
1st Lieutenant
Guardsman Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:59 pm
Not sure what to make of this one as my opponent surrendered with over an hour remaining on the clock. I think there were more reinfs to come, possibly for both sides, if not the scen designer missed a trick. Good map and enjoyed it.
Master Sergeant
WillS Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:23 am
I enjoyed this scenario, it was by far the biggest game I have played to this point. Great combined arms fight, plenty of artillery to go around.

The scenario is big and long, so know what you are in for. I thought the map was well done for it's size. Many different objectives, rolling terrain makes for interesting LOS. Some of the attackers setup is in LOS of defending forces, which I don't like, but the setup zone was large enough with enough places out of sight to not make it that much of a negative.

I played as Axis and scored a total victory, but took some punishment in the process. The Canadian force was very hard for me to break initially but once my troops gained a toehold on the railroad crossings the Canadian defense never recovered.

Fun scenario, I would recommend it and would enjoy playing from the other side someday when I have a faster computer!
Sometimes I'm around a lot and can get many turns done, other times I can't. I'll always finish the games.
Staff Sergeant
marco2marzo Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:50 pm
huge scenario, very well balanced, best played H2H . It is a long scenario so my advice for the germantake your time