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The Secrets of D-Day's Operation Overlord

You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.

 

— Eisenhower, Letter to Allied Forces
 
 

Kanium Sunday 5th of June "Operation Overlord - Utah Beach" by Apocalypse

 

For all players: From now on we will be there about 30 minutes before go time to test everything. If it isnt sorted before GO time, then we will have to start the game at the allotted time, for the benefit of all the other players.

 

Where: Kanium TS : teamspeak3.i3d.net:10077 

 

World Clock 1800 GMT (Same time as always in Europe - adjusted for Daylight Savings Time: click the time below for your local time) 

 

World clock 1800 GMT

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

This SB session may be recorded with video and sound and uploaded, including to a public youtube or Twitch channel. 

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE II:

I suggest to all who play with us download and install Chris mappack:

 

ChrisReb Mappack V.4

 

Untile further notice will be working with this mappack and the official one when making scenarios.

 

AS always, then we are running the session with the latest version of Steelbeasts.

 

Everybody is Welcome: you don't have to belong to Kanium. We love playing with you all, the arranger and CO loves you even more if you sign up in advance 😁

 

 

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Operation Overlord - Utah Beach
by Apocalypse

 

0. Background.

 

On D-Day the 70th Tank Battalion landed on Utah Beach supporting the 8th Infantry Regiment of the 4th Infantry Division.

Unlike the DD tanks on Omaha Beach, most of the 70th's DD tanks made shore. All of Company B's tanks made it to the beach, although four Company A tanks and all but one of their crew were lost when their LCT hit a mine before the tanks could launch.

 

The Company C tanks and dozer tanks were landed directly onshore and went to work clearing obstacles. Although the units landed about 2,000-yard off their designated objectives, they were fortunate that the actual landing sites were less well defended and General Roosevelt had them reoriented as they hit the beach.

 

Company D, landing at H+260 was to link up with the 101st Airborne Division and provide them tank support as the paratroopers secured the causeways leading inland from the beaches. The following day, the medium tank companies assisted the 8th Infantry Regiment in consolidating the beachhead by clearing the pockets of German resistance in and around Ste. Mère Église and linking up with the 82nd Airborne Division, preparatory to the push toward the port town of Cherbourg.

 

The beach and the inland area were defended by the 709. Infanterie-Division and the 352. Küsten-Division. These units were composed largely of prisoners of war from the Eastern Front who had chosen service in the German army over a prisoner of war camp; they were often led by fanatic German officers. Germans flooded a large part of the area behind the beach.

 

The only way to get through this flooded area was over the five causeways. These were designated by the Americans as "exits" and numbered from south to north.

 

These exits were defended by pockets of resistance, concentrations of casemates, bunkers, and machinegun nests, among others. The Germans had built seven of these pockets along the coast of Utah Beach and inland. The beach itself was littered with tightly packed obstacles, such as Belgian gates with mines lashed to the uprights, steel hedgehogs, barbed wire, and minefields.

 

II. Mission. Attack to clear enemy positions south of Turqueville.

 

III. Execution

 

Will be uploaded when SHAEF has finished planning

 

 

OBSERVE:

This Scenario is special and to commemorate the Invasion of Normandy June 6th, 1944. Hence there is a special map for this one:

 

 

And here is a testscenario that you can verify it with after you installed the map:

 

Apocalpse_OperationOverlord_DDay_v2 TEST.sce

 

 

 

 

 

Edited by Nike-Ajax
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Manning:

(All callsigns have been made to represent the actual vehicles of the battle, within the confines of Steel Beasts - Squint and it will become clear)

 

US TF Command 

B66 (M60A3(TTS)): Grenny (Kanium,DE)

 

B1 (M60A3(TTS))

B11 Assassin (Kanium,US)
B12 Badger (Kanium,CAN)

B13 Higgs (Kanium,CH) (Hopefully - 50%)

B14 Count Sessine (?,DK)

B15 Colebrook (Kanium,ESP)

 

B2 (M60A3(TTS))

B21 Major Duck (Kanium,DK), Wallross (?,?)

B22 Boyfriend Material (?,?)

B23 Connaugh (Kanium,US)

B24 Combat Wasp (Kanium,US)

B25 SwordsmanDK (Kanium,DK)

 

B3 (M60A3(TTS))

B31 Mirzayev (Kanium,US)

B32 Figmo52 (?,UK) (Hopefully)

B33 Hedgehog (UKarmour,US) (maybe)

B34

B35 Sioctan (Kanium,NL)

 

D1 (PANDUR w. HMG)

D11 JAG-11A (Kanium,US)

D12

D13

D14 Roerbaek (Kanium,DK)

 

D2 (MB 300G CDi-NL w. HMG)

D21

D22

D23

D24

 

D3 (M113A1 w. HMG)

D31 Wiglif (Kanium,US)

D32 Simcoe (?,?)

D33

D34

 

E1 & E2 (Airborne Infantry)

E1 Snoggy (Kanium,CAN)

E2 .BG. (?,SE)

 

 

B HQ (CSS): Supply & Medic

 

 

OPFOR: 

Nike-Ajax, no more needed

 

Where needed:

 

 

Cant make it:

Apocalypse (TankSim,US)

Kingtiger (Kanium,SE)

 

Hosting:

Assassin

(18/21)

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