Wednesday, June 2, 2010

More counterfactual Memoir '44 history -- this time Dunkirk

From May 26 to June 4 more than 330,000 British and French troops were rescued from the beaches and harbor at Dunkirk, preserving the essential cadres needed to reconstitute the British army, although a lot of equipment was left behind. Many of those rescued were save by small civilian craft, although the majority were undoubtedly carried off by the navy.

Still, it was one of the most dramatic episodes of World War II, a war that had no shortage of drama.

Game Store Tony and I continued our 70th anniversary of World War II refights using Memoir '44, although this time I was able to finally break his winning streak with the allies. Unlike the historical event, Tony was able to get few troops off the beach and the Germans broke through in force.

The map

The main German effort came around Nieuport, where the three German units on that flank were able to bust through, eliminating the British and French units on that flank and sending a unit rampaging alongt he beach to eliminate some boats and an evacuation unit.

On the other flank the German armor was also able to fight its way to the beach, wiping out the British tanks and an evacuation unit before being killed itself.

The final medal score was 6-3 in favor of the Germans.

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