Tuesday, 14 February 2017

The Battle for Lympne : Operation Sealion

 

We are drawing to the close of S day in 'Blau Sector' where the 55th Infantry Regiment has landed. The ever ambitious German planners had aimed to sweep inland past Hythe to take the higher ground drawing a line from Postling through Sellinge and down to Dymchurch. Stiff British resistance has slowed their progress and classic cloudy British summer weather has prevented the German Fallschirmjager from concentrating on key targets. Leaked information through effective British spy networks seem to have given more warning of the invasion, and they have been able to get more troops into key defensive positions on day one than the Germans had anticipated.


However, the Germans have a strong foot hold in the Area between Hythe and Dymchurch. Whilst their original objective line (Red) now seems out of reach for S day they are still driving forward. Another key objective is the Airfield at Lympne, they have avoided bombing it so they can bring it back into use as soon as possible. Scattered and isolated pockets of Parachutists are causing panic in the area, but they have not been able to secure the Airfield. The 55th Infantry Regiment has now been ordered to drive towards the Airfield to secure the road intersection at Lympne to enable a push on the Airfield by nightfall. Opposing them are infantry from the 2nd London Brigade, supported by elements of the Royal Tank Regiment. Having already lost the cross roads at New Inn Green the remaining tanks are being diverted south to hold the Airfield.

This sets the scene for the battle I am running at Albanich Wargame show 11th March, Dumfries and I post a few more updates on the plans as they develop ๐Ÿ˜€

16 comments:

  1. Looking forward to the game report.

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    1. Thanks hope to share some more planning soon๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Not so long will be in touch with more details

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  3. Cant wait, have a look for a book called We shall Fight Them by Ian Lofting, quite a good book on defeating operation sea lion

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    1. Thanks Simon you have cost me some more cash ! Out of interest have you come across others gaming Sealion I have looke previously but not found many ?

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    2. Not found many, however i think when Bolt Action comes out with its Sea Lion supplement it may change,that book is really good though btw.

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    3. Simon I got the book ......it really is excellent but I always struggle with so much detail....I am such a lightweight, thanks for brining it to my attention ๐Ÿ˜€

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  4. Hi Matt, sounds great as usual and am looking forward to seeing it and catching up at the show. SS GB at the weekend too.

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    1. Thanks John....will be good to catch up at show. Have seen the SS GB advertised so interesting to see how it has been done ?

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