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The Crux of Calais ETO (id:#56061)
Multi-Man Publishing (ASL 5a - For King and Country ID:96)
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Prior Publication: AH: ASL Annual `90 A 22
See Also: The Crux of Calais by Avalon Hill
Designer: Unknown
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Calais, and all the troops in it, was doomed to fall – it was only a question of time. The 2nd KRR was given the task of holding the three bridges over the Marck Canal. It had a handful of light tanks and scout cars for support. Throughout the 25th of May, the British were subjected to a terrific barrage, setting fire to a number of buildings until the whole of the battalion’s front was obscured by smoke. Then, at 1900 hours, the barrage lifted and enemy infantry, led by tanks, stormed toward the three bridges simultaneously. . .
Attacker: German (Infanterie Regiment (mot) 69 / Panzer Regiment 7)
Defender: British (2nd King's Royal Rifles / 3rd RTR / 229th AT Battery)  
Turns: 9     Players: 2     OBA: None     Night: No
Calais, France 1940-05-25
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:17.0 D:14.0
AFVs: A:6
PzKpfw IVD x 1
PzKpfw IIIF x 5

Mk VIC x 1
Mk VIB x 2
Daimler SC x 1

Guns: A:0 D:3
OML 3-in. Mortar x 1
OQF 2-Pounder x 2
OML 2-in. Mortar x 1
Boys ATR x 3
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: Canal is Deep and may not be forded
Map Board(s): 20 23
Overlays: NONE
Errata (source)
Add a 4‑5‑7 and a LMG and 6 “?” to the British OB. Replace the British balance with “Add a 4‑5‑7 and an ATR to the British OB.”. In German balance replace “three 4-6-7s” with “two 4‑6‑7s”.MMP
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AAR (view)Count_Zero2012-05-02 15:06:15
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2015-08-31(A) Chuck Dye vs patrick palma British win
2013-12-18(A) Jeff T vs Jerry German winI bum rushed Jerry on the bridge furthest from the church. He initially broke about 8 squads and I only had a toe hold over on his side, but I pushed armor across when my infantry cover broke his AT gun crew and the flood gates opened. I got over in too much strength and despite a rapidly spreading blaze in the large factory building, he couldn't counterattack with enough force. German win.
2013-10-26(D) Jeff T vs Ripper British winJohn and I got together to play this old chestnut. He played it probably 20 years ago and I have had it on my to-play list for years. Unfortunately, it wasn't one of our better games. The tension never really built up as he quickly got in position at the canal's edge and then peppered the church with shots from his Panzers and kill stacks. A lucky smoke shot disrupted his kill stack for a turn and my sniper killed two of the German leaders in the back. He got good rolls, but couldn't create a breach in my forces enough to push across. He tried both sides of the map and it diluted his force. If he had pushed everything across near the church with his overwatch kill stack and a tank suppressing the church he may have had better success. As it was, he ran into my AT guns and they dispatched 3 of the 5 Panzers. His Panzer IV was immobilized and he didn't have enough left to seriously challenge the my British. Fun scenario, just not a great session.
2008-10-05(D) Joshua Walles vs Rob Wolkey German win
2005-04-10(D) Paolo Cariolato vs Nicola Marangon German win
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Avg Rating: 5.10Votes: 10
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Estimated Play time: 10.6 hours
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The Crux of Calais [Confirmed]
[A] German 6
[D] British 3
Friday 19 October 2018 08:05:31 PM  (c)dramsey 2018