3
Aug
22
2017

Scottish Corridor Game 5: Counter-attack at Bas de Mouen

In late June 1944 British forces near Caen had the German under intense pressure. Striking deep into the German lines, the 15th Scottish division had found itself assaulted on both flanks of the salient. Now they in turn had launched their own counter-attack and taken back some of the ground recaptured by the Germans. Fresh […]

7
Jun
06
2017

Scottish Corridor Game 4: Counter-attack in Mouen

The British forces in the Scottish Corridor were in serious trouble. Simultaneous German attacks on both flanks of the salient had swept all opposition before them, and morale was wavering among the defenders. A counterblow against the Germans was vital to stabilise the corridor and deliver a much-needed psychological boost to the troops. The Highland Light […]

4
May
12
2017

Scottish Corridor Game 3: Attack in Mouen

Near Caen, June 1944 the British now realise the danger they’re in. Attacked on both flanks, the Scottish Corridor is in real danger of being squeezed shut but simultaneous German counter-attacks. Kampfgruppe Weidinger had unveiled this nasty surprise in the last game when they sent the Scots packing at Le Valtru, and now on the […]

4
Apr
11
2017

Scottish Corridor Game 2: An Encounter at Le Valtru

A rude shock awaits the British forces involved in Operation Epsom (28 June ’44). The troops of 15th Scottish Division that were providing flank security for the breach created in 12th SS to their front had already had to give ground in the east due to a counter-attack from Kampfgruppe Frey, and now they were […]

7
Apr
04
2017

Scottish Corridor Game 1: Probe at Bas de Mouen

0700hrs  28 June 1944: C company of the 3rd Monmouths (part of 159th Brigade, 11th Armoured Division) had spent the night in the French town of Bas de Mouen after getting lost in the dark. Unknown to them their small unit lay right in the path of a major German counter-attack made up of crack troops and […]

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