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MG Counterattack at Son - Combat Mission: Battle For Normandy

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MG Counterattack at Son

By Jon Martina
Axis 2 - 1 - 6 US Ab
Rating: 9.19 (7)
Games Played: 9
SM: 10
Turns: 120
Type: Custom
First Side: Axis
Second Side: US Ab
Downloads: 354
Seasoned US Airborne troops must defend the Bailey bridge at Son. A strong German assault force is determined to retake the town, although they must maneuver through difficult terrain.
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
BBrus's ProfileBBrus Slightly Pro Axis 9
BBrus's ProfileBBrus Slightly Pro Axis 8
Panzer Lehr's ProfilePanzer Lehr Well Balanced 9
Stonecutter's ProfileStonecutter Well Balanced 8
BrosifBallin's ProfileBrosifBallin Well Balanced 8
Excellent scenario, probably the best I\'ve played. The experienced player should take the US side. Very challenging defense where tactics and initiative are vital. Hard for the US side but doable.\r\n\r\nWell made map, although the \'bailey bridge\' is (in this scenario and not IRL) a light bridge that CANNOT be crossed by tracked vehicles. I recommend manually modifying the bridge using the editor.
Master Sergeant
BBrus Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:54 pm
Challenging scenario, especially as defender.
1st Lieutenant
Stonecutter Sat Aug 22, 2015 10:36 pm
An extremely challenging battle as the single bridge for German vehicles to pass over creates an obvious kill zone and choke point. The Axis have a decided advantage in tank quality and quantity, particularly during the first 30-40 minutes when there are no allied tanks at all so a lot can depend on how well this initial advantage is exploited. As a side note, the Axis attacker should have access to more artillery as they need some smoke and HE and only have a single mortar mission for a major attack.
Technical Sergeant
BrosifBallin Frid Feb 12, 2016 8:09 pm
As the defender you get enough tank reinforcements to make it fun but you never really end up moving much.
Master Sergeant
zinzan1963 Sat Feb 13, 2016 7:39 am
Long but very, very good; lots of challenges as the axis.
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Mad Mike
Brigadier General
Mad Mike Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:24 pm
Great battle, maybe a slow start / build-up, but definitely epic stuff in the end. Germans have a lot of Panthers, which is nice, but sorely need every single one of them if they want to have a chance at any kind of victory.