Friday, 29 January 2010
Operation Hannibal - Corinth Canal Bridge, April 1941
Isthmus Force HQ - HQ with lorry - deploys anywhere on table
Composite Greek Battalion - 3 Inf Co - Corinth
Composite ANZAC Btl - 3 Inf Co & HW Co - N of canal, 4+ hexes from bridge
2 AA Batteries - Bofors 40mm AA - anywhere on table
Combined Carrier Plts - Carrier - enter on S road turn 1
C Sqn NZ Div Cav - Mk VI light tank - enter on N road turn 3
26 NZ Btl - 2 Inf Co (mot) - enter on S road turn 5
Set up after the Germans have plotted their drop zones. On board forces may be dug in. The Bofors guns are emplaced any do not have any transport. Only the Bofors may fire on turn 1.
Reinforcements are placed on the first hex in on the turn they arrive.
Allied forces must control or failing that, destroy the bridge. Surviving forces must attempt to escape to the south.
German Orbat and Briefing
Fallschirmjager Regiment 2
Regt HQ - HQ - arrives by para anywhere, turn 3
I/FJR Rgt 2 - 1 Para Co - arrives N by para, turn 1
2 Para Co - arrive N by para, turn 2
HW Co - arrives N by para, turn 3
II/FJR Rgt 2 - 1 Para Co - arrives S by para, turn 1
2 Para Co - arrive S by para, turn 2
HW Co arrives - S by para, turn 3
FJR Assault Engineers - 2 Glider Co - 1 in place at either end of bridge
4 on-call Ju-87B sorties, max of 2 per turn.
The Germans win if they achieve 2 out of three of the following:
1. Control both ends of the intact bridge.
2. Eliminate both AA batteries.
3. Eliminate all Allied forces.
If the Germans fail to achieve any of their victory conditions the Allies win. A draw occurs if neither side can achieve their victory conditions.
Below - the situation at the end of turn 1. The first paras have arrived safely and while the carriers trundle along the road the ANZACs dither. Corinth is just off to the top left (south west) corner of the photo.