#410520_03 Maleme - Prison Valley - North Africa 1941
#410520_03 Maleme - Prison ValleyBy David Freer
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|First Side:||Axis (NA41)|
|Second Side:||Allied (NA41)|
Galatas, Western Crete, Greece: May 20th, 1941. (Scenario Size: Brigade+ Head to Head or Human vs AI for either side) Oberst Richard Heidrich's 3rd Fallschirmjaeger Regiment were tasked to land on a high plateau south west of Canea. German intelligence had been faulty for the whole operation and Heidrich to his chagrin found that he had parachuted into a valley surrounded by hills rather than the high ground of a plateau. It was obvious from the volume of fire while landing that the Allied forces controlled the high ground. Fortunately, for the Germans, the Prison, a virtual fortress had been abandoned and was quickly turned into Heidrich's base of operations. With a place to reorganize secured, Heidrich turned his attention to clearing the hills between himself and Canea with the village of Galatas his primary objective. The New Zealander, Greek and British held their positions during the day and missed a golden opportunity to push Heidrich out of Prison Valley.