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Operation Sealion (20150411) - The Matrix Games version of West Front

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Operation Sealion (20150411)

By Jason Petho
Axis 12 - 3 - 6 Allies
Rating: 7.93 (16)
Games Played: 21
SM: 10
Turns: 120
Type: Custom
First Side: Axis
Second Side: Allies
Downloads: 563
[Hypothetical: 20150411 Version]: Kent County, England: [Best
Played against Human Opponent or as Team Game]: As dawn breaks
on the morning of July 14th, 1940, so does the silence along
the east coast of England. Parachutes open and fall towards the
ground below. The sea churns up a vast armada of water craft
carrying the initial landing forces of the German Army, with
one goal in mind. Establish a beachhead and breakout into the
countryside en route to London to seize the capital. Hitting
the beaches were the 17. Infantry and 6. Mountain Divisions landing
along the coast between Hythe and Dover. Dropping behind the
coast, the 7. Flieger Division to secure the nearby airfields
and help establish a beachhead. Defending the coast were elements
of the understrength 1st London Division, a number of Home Guard
battalions and assorted coastal batteries. The British beleived
the attack would come along the east coast and had the quality
units stationed up north. The difficult task at hand for the
1st London Division was to hold up the German attack long enough
for reinforcements to throw the German invaders back into the
sea. [NOTE: This is an updated version to the Matrix Campaign
Series West Front 2.02 standard. NOTE 2: This scenario is based
on the Kenneth Macksey "Invasion" book.][2.02]
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
Fierce's ProfileFierce Slightly Pro Axis 9
Phil Davies (FGM)'s ProfilePhil Davies (FGM) Well Balanced 8
Fierce's ProfileFierce Well Balanced 9
umbro's Profileumbro Slightly Pro Allies 9
Fierce's ProfileFierce Well Balanced 9
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Axis Von Luck's Profile Von Luck vs. kernel t kernel t's Profile Allies Axis Minor Victory 90 40
Axis Dan Caviness's Profile Dan Caviness vs. fritzfarlig fritzfarlig's Profile Allies Axis Major Victory 90 15
Axis dawags's Profile dawags vs. Panzerjaeger Panzerjaeger's Profile Allies Axis Major Victory 120 20
Axis Dan Caviness's Profile Dan Caviness vs. Death~Dealer Death~Dealer's Profile Allies Axis Major Victory 120 20
Allies RADO's Profile RADO vs. Zap Zap's Profile Axis Allies Major Victory 120 20
RADO
Major
RADO Mon Jul 20, 2015 6:56 pm
Great scenario!!! Did I say great scenario!!!??? Best played blind I believe (having not played it before). It will have both sides cursing each other & the game!
Looking for more like this one.
Dan Caviness
Warrant Officer
Dan Caviness Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:16 pm
My favorite scenarios involve beach landings. Probably one of the most difficult maneuvers to pull off in the CS game and most satisfying when done well and proper. Not sure that occurred in this battle, but I managed to overcome some early mistakes, pick up the pieces and march inland. I think Jason has done some good work here.
Death~Dealer
Captain
Death~Dealer Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:03 am
The detailed map and design concept of this scenario is incredible. However, the British are outclassed in quality of forces and lack the numbers on the field to hold off concentrated German assaults. British reinforcements also lack punching power to make the difference, resulting in PBEM balance in favor of the German player.

Additional note: British AA will not OP fire on the German Storch aircraft.
fritzfarlig
Sergeant
fritzfarlig Sat Nov 05, 2016 1:13 am
The British are to scattered
kernel t
Lieutenant General
kernel t Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:04 pm
The Brits have no LOS to one of the landing beachs.This would be their only chance to get points early.The 18 pounder can kill Germans in WWI but is useless in WWII.