When German panzer forces exploiting breaches in the Western front reached the coast near Abbeville, they had succeeded in cutting off the British Expeditionary Force from the rest of France. To keep the pressure on while the BEF was still in disarray, Gunderian's XIV Panzer Corps turned northeast towards the channel coast ports. Approaching the southern outskirts of Calais, the 1st Panzer Division encountered elements of the newly arrived 3rd Royal Tank Regiment. After brief fighting, the British tanks retreated back toward the city. The oanzer troops pushed on and soon encountered a detachment of the 1st Searchlight Regiment at a village straddling the St. Omer Canal. There resistance stiffened.
Attacker: German (Assault Group Krüger, 1. Panzer Division)
Defender: British (1st Searchlight Regiment)
Turns: 6 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Les Attaque, France 1940-05-23
Squads: A:7.5 D:6.5
AFVs: A:6 PzKpfw IIA x 2 PzKpfw IIF x 1 PzKpfw IVD x 1 SPW 251/1 x 2