Panzer Grenadier Battles on February 25th:
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Is fearr rith maith na drochsheasamh
Operation Green #1
(Attacker) Ireland vs Germany (Attacker)
Formations Involved
Germany 7th Fallschirmjager Division
Ireland 5th Brigade

Overall balance chart for OpGn001
Side 1 2
Draw 0
Side 2 0
Overall Rating, 2 votes
Scenario Rank: --- of 609
Parent Game Operation Green
Historicity Alt-History
Date 1940-09-01
Start Time 06:00
Turn Count 18
Visibility Day
Counters 35
Net Morale 2
Net Initiative 2
Maps 2: 106, 107
Layout Dimensions 56 x 43 cm
22 x 17 in
Play Bounty 162
AAR Bounty 220
Total Plays 2
Total AARs 0
Battle Types
Enter & Exit
Hill Control
Kill Them All
Meeting Engagement
Urban Assault
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Invasion 1944 maps + counters
Operation Green book

While the Irish military leadership considered invasion a distinct possibility, the civilian government thought their worries greatly overblown. The English had their own invasion scares to overcome, while the Germans certainly would not conduct amphibious landing operations so far to the west. And that was probably right - but the Germans had more options than simply coming by sea.


Operating at the end of a very long and tenuous supply line, the German airborne invaders of Ireland would be outnumbered and on a tight timetable to secure a port through which supplies and reinforcements could flow. The Germans would be unlikely to conquer Ireland, or hold the island if they somehow subdued its major communications and political centers. But they could force the British to intervene against them, possibly sparking a lengthy and deeply unpopular occupation.

Additional Notes

Translated title: "A good run is better than a bad stand".

G2 note: The 5th Brigade was based out of Curragh, in central Ireland. It seems a little far north of where the likely action would be. More likely is a battalion from either the 1st or 3rd Brigade.

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Reduce strength direct fire value be came 5-5 in Army at Dawn.

(plloyd1010 on 2015 Jul 31)
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