My Dad and I got together today to play our first game for the Operation Sea Lion Campaign being put on by WWPD.net. This is a first round game designed to help the Germans make a beach head in southern England before the full campaign gets underway in the middle of the month.
Special rules for some of the platoons, like the swim panzer IVs and IIIs can be found in this .pdf put out by WWPD.
Operation Sea Lion PDF
Generated by WWPD's BatRepper Software.
Views from the beach as German barges approach the landing zone
A heavy naval bombardment takes a heavy toll on the Soviet AA battery and 2nd platoon.
As German troops and tanks make their landing one of the Panzer IIIs tips side ways and sinks to the bottom of the channel
The first German troops storm the beaches
As the Stukas dive down on the beaches one is hit by Soviet AA fire
But two Stuka's make their was through the flak and drop their bombs on the British
German assault troops storm forward
German armor on the beach roll forward and pin the British bunker
More Germans disembark from their landing craft to support the armor
Germans start working on clearing a path through the British wire
Light artillery support is dropped off to support the assault
The Germans assault all along the front
Assault Engineers began the task of clearing a path through the minefield for the armor
The British deal out heavy casualties on the Germans clearing the wire
But the Germans keep pushing forward
Soviet AA shoot down another Stuka
British armored reserves arrive to try to thwart the attack
A German Panzer III is knocked out by a 6 pdr in the trenches
Heavy British artillery slam into the assaulting Germans
A worn down German platoon assaults the Brits in the trenches
They manage to force their way into the trenches
British Sherman takes aim at the assaulting Germans
British artillery tears the remaining Germans from the first wave to pieces
Fresh German troops make landing
Germans consolidate their position in the trenches
German Naval fire slams the into the British second line
While Stukas take out a Sherman
Germans spred out in the trenches and begin to fire upon the British in the second line
Another German tank is knocked out as more troops come ashore
The British armor bogs on a stone wall
After pioneers clear the minefield a Panzer charges forward only to be knocked out by the bunker
Up on the hill a fierce fore fight breaks out between the trenches.
More Naval fire reigns down on the Brits
German reserves surge forward
Under fire from 25 pdrs
Pioneers send their Goliath toward the bunker
With the bunker knocked out the Germans take the rest of the trench
After taking the trench the Germans move to assault the next trench line
And quickly over run the position
Pioneers move to clear more wire under fire from an HMG bunker
Flame throwers bail a Sherman
Germans clear the last British troops on the bluff
While another flame thrower torches another tank
Follow up assaults take out bother Shermans and the HMG bunker
The Germans emerge victorious. They continue to push inland and make room for the bulk of the German army which is ready to continue its invasion of England.