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#410426_01v Corinth Canal - Fallschirmjaeger Attack - North Africa 1941

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#410426_01v Corinth Canal - Fallschirmjaeger Attack

By David Freer
Axis (NA41) 2 - 1 - 1 Allied (NA41)
Rating: 6.52 (6)
Games Played: 4
SM: 1
Turns: 10
Type: Stock
First Side: Axis (NA41)
Second Side: Allied (NA41)
r of the Greek 2nd Army on April 20th, it was clear that Greece could not be saved and the Allied expeditionary force (W Force) would have to be evacuated quickly or annihilated. To that end, General Wilson, ordered the embarkation of as many troops as possible from southern Greek ports. The Germans realizing this decided to capture the single bridge over Corinth Canal in the hope of trapping any units that had not crossed already into the Peloponnesus. Generalleutnant Karl Student proposed his Fallschirmjäger could take the bridge quickly and once agreed that Oberst Alfred Sturm's Fallschirmjäger-Regt 2 lead the assault. Defending the canal was Isthmus Force a motley collection of Allied units, expecting an assault from the land, not the air.
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
Fhil's ProfileFhil Slightly Pro Axis (NA41) 6
Ironwulf's ProfileIronwulf Well Balanced 7
Green's ProfileGreen Well Balanced 3
Geier's ProfileGeier Totally Pro Axis (NA41) 4
hub6actual's Profilehub6actual Moderately Pro Allied (NA41) 5
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Axis (NA41) hub6actual's Profile hub6actual vs. WildReign WildReign's Profile Allied (NA41) Axis (NA41) Minor loss 3 9
Axis (NA41) Outlaw Josey Wales's Profile Outlaw Josey Wales vs. Geier Geier's Profile Allied (NA41) Axis (NA41) Minor Victory 9 3
Axis (NA41) Ironwulf's Profile Ironwulf vs. Green Green's Profile Allied (NA41) Draw 5 5
Axis (NA41) Gris's Profile Gris vs. Fhil Fhil's Profile Allied (NA41) Axis (NA41) Minor Victory 9 3
Ironwulf
1st Lieutenant
Ironwulf Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:41 am
This is a tough one for the Germans - they have a lot of objectives to attain and a fairly tight time restriction. Knowing how and when to balance your forces is key in this one.
Geier
Corporal
Geier Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:32 pm
Allies largely have fixed low quality units and very limited to no chance to hold any of the key objectives
hub6actual
Private
hub6actual Mon May 20, 2019 5:05 pm
There is enough historical confusion about the actual battle regarding OOB’s, dispositions, and even certain events (like the circumstances around how the canal bridge was destroyed), that it is best to approach this scenario the same way as watching a Hollywood war movie that is “based” on actual events. Loosely. An example is the amount of AAA that was actually at the bridge. Sources say anything from “several,” to one 40mm that had to be spiked and abandoned, to “none at all.” So, just play it and have fun, and don’t sweat the results too much.
WildReign
Private
WildReign Mon May 20, 2019 10:22 pm
This scenario was not bad. It was trying to recreate an actual battle and I think a couple of the allied units may have been larger in size than they should have been. Hard to say for sure as details are somewhat sketchy as to the actual size of units out there in the available media. Also the German Engineer Company that glided in first was actually split and landed safely near both sides of the main bridge crossing the canal. This is not reflected in the game, probably for play balance purposes I guess.