CCR/7 into the Breach - The Matrix Games version of West Front
CCR/7 into the BreachBy Huib Versloot
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[Peel Marshes, Holland]:[H2H]:[HIS]:[BB]: This scenario is a sequel to "Prelude in the Swamp". In the morning of 27 October 1944, Fieldmarshal Model had launched a vicious counterattack with 47th Panzer Corps against the Allied right flank in Holland held by the 7th Armored Division. Under cover of a dense fog the units of KG Reich (Pzgr Rgt 10 and Armored Recon Bn 9) had managed to sweep the Americans out of the village of Meijel. The commander of the 7th Armored Division General Sylvester, immediately recognized the threat that was posed by the German onslaught: From Meijel 2 routes lead through the swampy area of the Peel Marshes. The first from Meijel to Asten and then to Helmond where HQ of the 2nd British Army was situated, and the other to Liessel and Deurne. With both other Combat Commands under potential threat of additional German attacks in the south near Weert and in the north near Griendtsveen, he had no other choice but to throw his reserve Combat Command into the breach and to try to drive off the Germans. CCR was divided into Taskforce Chappuis moving from the road to Asten and Taskforce Wemple moving out from Liessel. Meanwhile the German engineers had managed to bridge the Deurne canal and started rolling their armor to the other side. Both forces clashed in the afternoon of 27 October.