PzB North Africa 1941 - "Corinth Canal - Fallschirmjaeger Attack" AAR
Corinth Canal, Peloponnesus, Greece: April 26th, 1941. (Scenario Size: Regiment Head to Head or Human vs Allied AI) With the surrender 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 realising 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. Length: 10 turns
I've jumped onto friendlier ground. Operation Hannibal is underway as Oberst Sturm's FJ Regiment 2 drops on both sides of the Corinth Canal.
|The Arrived dialog details my turn 2 arrivals as 2nd platoon, 3rd Company Pionier BN 7 makes a dash for the canal bridge under fire from a hodgepodge of W force's guns.|
|Scheiss, the bridge goes up in an explosion heard on both sides of the canal as more Fallschirmjaeger arrive.|
|By turn 10 I've cleared the canal area and Blood Hill of it's defenders (close assaults are a must) as well as Korinth. Moving my forces outwards away from the canal as soon as things felt in hand there, has netted me five of the eight objectives.|
|I've secured a minor victory despite suffering 2x the historical casualty rate.|
Any ideas on what battle you want me to blog about next? Aside from my Perekop scenarios and a handful of Kursk and Normandy scenarios, this is the most fun that I have had with the Panzer Battles game!