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Crossing the Dives River - The Matrix Games version of West Front

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Crossing the Dives River

By Valor
Allies 9 - 3 - 17 Axis
H2H Approaved
Rating: 8.05 (20)
Games Played: 29
SM: 3
Turns: 16
Type: Custom
First Side: Allies
Second Side: Axis
Downloads: 276
Jort, 30 km NE Falaise, France [version 2.1] Failure of the operation "Luttich" left German troops in danger of encirclement in Normady with American troops swinging around German left flank and advancing towards Argentan, where they were supposed to meet Canadian II Corps closing the gap from the north. In mid August Falaise was still out of reach and Gen Simmonds, commander of the II Canadian Corps realized that in order to cut off German retreat routes, the barier must be laid farther to the east. He released his reserve: 1st Polish Armd Division and ordered it to cross the Dives River and advance as fast as possible towards Chambois and meet Americans there. In meantime German Kampfgruppe "Virzig" was moving north to support 85th Inf Div holding the river defences. Polish 10th Mounted Rifles Rgt under Maj Maciejowski supported by Dragoon Rgt was ordered to move in the first echelon of Polish Division. In the final briefing before the action, Gen Maczek, division commander said: "Major, find me a ford!".
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Big Dawg
Smedley played a great "D" and prevented me from taking the bridge.
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Kool Kat
A tricky scenario for the Allies to win since they have to deal with securing several bridgeheads on the Dives while dealing with a powerful German relief force driving up from the south.
Regards, Mike / "A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week." - George S. Patton /
Triarii Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:08 pm
Excellent map. A hard one for the Allied player.