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Drochubh, drochéan
Operation Green #2
(Defender) Ireland vs Germany (Attacker)
Formations Involved
Germany 7th Fallschirmjager Division
Ireland 1st Brigade

Overall balance chart for OpGn002
Side 1 1
Draw 0
Side 2 0
Overall Rating, 1 vote
Scenario Rank: --- of 609
Parent Game Operation Green
Historicity Alt-History
Date 1940-09-02
Start Time 06:00
Turn Count 22
Visibility Day
Counters 40
Net Morale 2
Net Initiative 2
Maps 2: 106, 107
Layout Dimensions 56 x 43 cm
22 x 17 in
Play Bounty 165
AAR Bounty 220
Total Plays 1
Total AARs 0
Battle Types
Road Control
Urban Assault
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Invasion 1944 maps + counters
Operation Green book

Had the German airborne invaders of Ireland managed to defeat their initial opponents, they would need to march quickly to secure a port through which supplies could arrive. The Irish had made plans to blow up the facilities at the large port of Cork (Cobh) but do not seem to have done the same for Waterford, a smaller port lying somewhat upstream on the River Suir. While Waterford lacked the facilities of Cobh - it would only become a major port when it was moved to a new location in the 1990s - it sported a convenient location and fewer defenders.


Ireland sported hedgerows every bit as extensive and thick as those of Normandy: over 400,000 kilometers of them, in a country of just over 70,000 square kilometers. To make any progress against even mildly determined defenders, the German paratroopers would have to fight their way through intense hedgerow country without the tanks and heavy weapons that the Allies used in similar terrain in Normandy in 1944. Would their immensely high morale and strong leadership be enough to overcome the Irish countryside?

Additional Notes

Translated title: "A bad egg, a bad bird".

Display Order of Battle

Germany Order of Battle
  • Towed
Ireland Order of Battle
  • Towed

Display Errata (1)

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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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