Battle for Caen

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A tank battle between the 2nd British Army and the 1st German SS tank corps which took place between the 26th of June and the 6th of August 1944.[1]

Participating vehicles

Britain Germany
Ground vehicles Aviation Ground vehicles Aviation

Medium tank:

Infantry tank:

Cruiser tank:

SPG:

SPAA:

Fighter:

Strike fighter:

Heavy fighter:

Pz.Kpfw. IV:

Pz.Kpfw. V Panther:

Pz.Kpfw. VI Tiger:

Light tank destroyer:

Medium Tank destroyer:

Heavy tank destroyer:

SPAA:

Fighter:

Strike fighter:

Heavy fighter:

★ — default group vehicle which you can always put into the vehicle slot.

Scenario tasks

Victory will be awarded to the team that first fulfills at least one of the tasks in the scenario within the allotted time.

Victory will not be awarded for additional tasks.

Britain
  • Capture at least 2 sectors from I4,I5,J5 (Caen city) within 2 hours.
  • Capture at least 72% of the sectors within 2 hours.
  • Prevent enemy superiority in number over vehicles 3 times.
  • (Additional) Capture sector D5 sector (to increase the arrival speed of reinforcements).
Germany
  • Hold at least 2 sectors from I4,I5,J5 (Caen city) for 2 hours.
  • Hold at least 29% of the sectors for 2 hours.
  • Gain superiority in numbers over vehicles 3 times.
  • (Additional) Capture sector D5 (to increase the arrival speed of reinforcements).

Initial balance of power

Wwmap caen.png

Notes

  1. This scenario first appeared in the “Recon under Fire” season.

Media

The Shooting Range #151 - Pages of History section at 05:18 recounts the Battle of Caen.