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Operation Goodwood: Maneuver Room
Liberation 1944 #25
(Defender) Germany vs Britain (Attacker)
Formations Involved
Britain 1st Welsh Guards
Germany 26th SS Panzergrenadier Regiment
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Balance:



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Total
Side 1 0
Draw 1
Side 2 1
Overall Rating, 2 votes
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Scenario Rank: --- of 609
Parent Game Liberation 1944
Historicity Historical
Date 1944-07-19
Start Time 17:00
Turn Count 14
Visibility Day & Night
Counters 44
Net Morale 0
Net Initiative 1
Maps 2: 57, 59
Layout Dimensions 56 x 43 cm
22 x 17 in
Play Bounty 148
AAR Bounty 220
Total Plays 2
Total AARs 0
Battle Types
Kill Them All
Urban Assault
Conditions
Hidden Units
Off-board Artillery
Randomly-drawn Aircraft
Smoke
Illumination
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Liberation 1944 maps + counters
Introduction

Late in the afternoon of the 19th, the Guards Armoured Division remained mired in the German defenses just south of Cagny. This lack of progress represented a far cry from the breakout envisioned by the planners, which unacceptably retarded the whole advance. At 1700 the Welsh Guards moved forward to gain some maneuver room.

Conclusion

The Welsh rooted out the SS defenders after a couple hours of hot work. This gave the planners more room to maneuver for a breakout past Cagny. Operation Goodwood had failed to penetrate the German lines, and arguments over whether it was ever intended to break through the German defenders or just wear them down have continued ever since.


Display Relevant AFV Rules

AFV Rules Pertaining to this Scenario's Order of Battle
  • Vulnerable to results on the Assault Combat Chart (7.25, 7.63, ACC), and may be attacked by Anti-Tank fire (11.2, DFT). Anti-Tank fire only affects the individual unit fired upon (7.62, 11.0).
  • AFV's are activated by tank leaders (3.2, 3.3, 5.42, 6.8). They may also be activated as part of an initial activating stack, but if activated in this way would need a tank leader in order to carry out combat movement.
  • AFV's do not block Direct Fire (10.1).
  • Full-strength AFV's with "armor efficiency" may make two anti-tank (AT) fire attacks per turn (either in their action segment or during opportunity fire) if they have AT fire values of 0 or more (11.2).
  • Each unit with an AT fire value of 2 or more may fire at targets at a distance of between 100% and 150% of its printed AT range. It does so at half its AT fire value. (11.3)
  • Efficient and non-efficient AFV's may conduct two opportunity fires per turn if using direct fire (7.44, 7.64). Units with both Direct and AT Fire values may use either type of fire in the same turn as their opportunity fire, but not both (7.22, 13.0). Units which can take opportunity fire twice per turn do not have to target the same unit both times (13.0).
  • Demoralized AFV's are not required to flee from units that do not have AT fire values (14.3).
  • Place a Wreck marker when an AFV is eliminated in a bridge or town hex (16.3).
  • AFV's do not benefit from Entrenchments (16.42).
  • AFV's may Dig In (16.2).
  • Open-top AFV's: Immune to M, M1 and M2 results on Direct and Bombardment Fire Tables, but DO take step losses from X and #X results (7.25, 7.41, 7.61, BT, DFT). If a "2X" or "3X" result is rolled, at least one of the step losses must be taken by an open-top AFV if present.
  • Closed-top AFV's: Immune to M, M1 and M2 results on Direct and Bombardment Fire Tables. Do not take step losses from Direct or Bombardment Fire. If X or #X result on Fire Table, make M morale check instead (7.25, 7.41, 7.61, BT, DFT).
  • Closed-top AFV's: Provide the +1 modifier on the Assault Table when combined with infantry. (Modifier only applies to Germans in all scenarios; Soviet Guards in scenarios taking place after 1942; Polish, US and Commonwealth in scenarios taking place after 1943.) (ACC)
  • Tank: all are closed-top and provide the +1 Assault bonus, when applicable
  • APC – Armored Personnel Carrier: These are Combat Units, but stack like Transports. They can transport personnel units or towed units. They are not counted as combat units for the +1 stacking modifier on the Direct Fire and Bombardment Tables (4.4). They may be activated by regular leaders and tank leaders (1.2, 3.34, 4.3, 5.43). They do not provide the +1 Assault bonus (ACC).

Display Order of Battle

Britain Order of Battle
Army
  • Motorized
  • Towed
Germany Order of Battle
Schutzstaffel
  • Motorized

Display Errata (3)

3 Errata Items
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All Bren carriers should have a movement value of 7.

(Shad on 2010 Dec 15)
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Ignore the direct fire values.

(Shad on 2010 Dec 15)
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The reduced direct fire value of the SS HMG is 5-5 in Beyond Normandy and Road to Berlin.

(plloyd1010 on 2015 Jul 31)
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