As the British troops in Calais were preparing to defend the town, the Rifle Brigade received orders to escort a column of ten-ton lorries loaded with rations for the British at Dunkirk. A composite force of infantry and tanks was made up to handle this task. Unfortunately, by the time the convoy moved out at 0400 hours, units of the 1st Panzer Division were already present in strength in the area. Halfway between le Beau Marais and Marck, three miles outside of Calais, the column met a strong German blocking position, with infantry and anti-tank guns positioned in the houses and allotments.
Attacker: British (B Company, 1st Battalion, The Rifle Brigade/3rd Royal Tank Regiment)
Defender: German (1st Panzer Division)
Turns: 5.5 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
le Beau Marais, France 1940-05-24
Squads: A:10.0 D:7.5
AFVs: A:6 A10 Mk IA x 2 Mk VIC x 1 Mk VIB x 1 Carrier A x 2
Guns: A:0 OML 2-in. Mortar x 1 D:2 3.7cm PaK 35/36 x 2 5cm leGrW 36 x 1 7.92 PzB 39 ATR x 2