Frivilligkompani Benckert ETO (id:#60575)
Kongsvinger, Norge 1940-04-16 (3 others)
Designer: Olle Gustafsson
Starter kit scenario?: Deluxe scenario?:
GermanNorwegian / Swedish
Overview:Shortly after the attack on Denmark and Norway, the Swedish government prohibited public meetings and recruitment organizations for Swedish volunteers to Norway. Maybe some 300 Swedes went to Norway, some of them in the Swedish uniforms with Finnish emblem they had used as volunteers for Finland against the Soviet Union attack, and maybe half of them got into fights with Germans. The Swede Gösta Benckert led a company of at the most 219 men, mostly Norwegians who had fought in Finland and some 20 Swedes. On 16 April, they defended Kongsvinger fort for about a day and night, while two German batallions were stopped from advancing. When Benckert tried to find out who of his men later had fired at a Norwegian ambulance, several of the Swedes went back to Sweden. When he learned that the Allies left the south of Norway, he kept 20 men and fought guerilla war until early June 1940 when the fighting in northern Norway also ended.
Attacker: German (Infanterie-Regiment 340)
Defender: Norwegian / Swedish (Kompani Benckert)
5.5 turnsPlayers: 2 OBA: None Night: No
|Squads: A:14.0 D:11.0
3.7cm PaK 35/36D:2
8cm GrW 34
8.4cm Feltkanon m/1887 x 2
|EC Wet, FS. Orchards are not in Season.
Players wanting to play this game/Request a match:
|(A) Macari Samuel
|we both enjoyed the game. Germans took control of the trenches at turn 6 and managed to keep them until the end of the game.
|(A) David Ramsey
| Norwegian / Swedish win
|Couldn't dislodge the 9-2/MMG combo in the trenches that reigned over the hill. The defenders did a good job of blocking off exits and defending the trench lines with the snow coming and going at seemingly always the wrong time! Nice scenario.
|(D) Stephen dedier
|I positioned my Swedes/Norwegians for a fighting withdrawal to the trenches at the top of the hill with a HIP unit to prevent a dash to the exit by the German reinforcements. Four trenches across the main ridge line and one on the smaller.
Turn 1 saw the German mortar and fire grouped infantry DM the MMG crew and the gun crew that just occupied the 1st gun. In turn 2 the crew casualty reduced trying to rally and the mortar CH the gun removing it from play. Eventually a HS would occupy the other gun, repair it and then malf it on their first attempt to fire. So, the guns had no positive effect for the allies.
Germans pressed the allied right flank and directly onto the board with the reinforcements. Both sides of the allies did well, breaking quite a number of enemy but no help from the guns and MMG made them fall back and the overwhelming German numbers caused losses.
Eventually 2 HS turned the allied flank with more behind. This caused me to take one unit all the way back to the exit and then occupy the trenches to try and hold off a final assault. Turn 5 was the end. 3 allied units cowered (only 1 leader in the trenches) and the Germans got a CH on the other MMG with the AT gun and rolled a 3 causing a KIA. Another allied unit broke on a FPF.
Ok scenario, without support from the guns or much from the MMG (one MMG only got off one shot as 3 times the manning crew broke) the German numbers are too much for the allies when they get concentrated.
|(D) Eric Partizan Eric
|Norwegian / Swedish win
|(A) Lars Nordström
|Norwegian / Swedish win
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