5
Aug
16
2016

Operation Martlet Game 6: Striking at St Nicholas Again

The British infantry worked quietly through the orchards north of St Nicholas. It was mid-morning, and after the last 12 hours of constant German counter-attacks it felt good to be out of their slit trenches and advancing, taking ground from Jerry. Bayonets were fixed,  tank engines could be heard not far behind, and the Germans had taken […]

3
Jun
28
2016

Operation Martlet Game 5: The Punch from Wünsche

Day 2 of Operation Martlet dawned with the town of Fontenay firmly in British hands. A strong German counter-attack at the end of the previous day had pinned the British in the town but been unable to retake any ground. As the British stood to in the pre-dawn and watched the first rays of sun […]

6
Jun
14
2016

Operation Martlet Game 4: Attack on the Hauptkampflinie

The previous battle of the campaign had seen the Germans give the cocky Brits a bloody nose and left a trail of burnt out Shermans half way back to Fontenay. From being on the back foot and firmly stuck in reverse gear the men of the 12th SS were now taking the fight to the 49th […]

7
Apr
07
2016

Operation Martlet Game 3: Striking at St Nicholas

After crushing the German defences in the last game,  the British infantry have pushed beyond the village of Fontenay southeast of Caen, and are driving along the road towards Rauray. The farm at St Nicholas has been built up as a strongpoint by the German engineers, and the lads of 12th SS Panzer will make their […]

8
Mar
20
2016

Operation Martlet Game 2: Pushing On

After cheekily slipping through the German lines in the last game, the men of 49th Infantry Division now have to roll up their sleeves and get to grips with 12th SS properly. The job is to eject the Hitler Youth lads from the town of Fontenay. The morning mist is still hampering the British navigation, […]

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