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Gauntlet

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#11 14 years ago
yuiopHow much ground combat was there at Dunkirk? I thought Germany held back ground forces and tried to destroy the British with the Luftwaffe...

Yup, thats the thing. Göring promised Hitler that his Luftwaffe would crush everything, so Hitler held back his ground forces to save them for the coming Fall Seelöve.




=[27th]= Karl Korner

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#12 14 years ago

i think a dunkirk is a great idea, maybe have the british rear guard hold back the german armour and keep the armour from reaching the beaches or make it like Battle Of Britian map have one island as britain and the other as France (dunkirk) and maybe add some spits and hurricanes on the map too coz air force marshal dowding sent squadrons to france to keep the luftwaffe at bay. and maybe add Cargo Ships and a few frigates and battleships too? and maybe MTB's? (Motor Torpedo Boats) or landing craft? or you could make it the early D-Day type map where its 1939 - 1940 and the allies have just landed in france?




UTHER

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#13 14 years ago
Andrew_HKthe map will not work well the allies soldier just keep running......?

SIGH " some peoples comments on this forum never cease to amaze me"




Sputty

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#14 14 years ago

Well, a Dunkirk map would not work well. There was no actual combat at Dunkirk as Hitler tried to stop the allied exodus with only air power. A counter attack armour map is already in game




West36

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#15 14 years ago

I think they could set up Dunkirk kind of like Tobruk, where the Germans start from one point, with planes and armor, and attack a system of line defenses. There could be a mix of Brits and French.-btw, in Counterattack, the British should speak English, right? :nodding: Then they could have a cargo ship in the water behind the last CP. There is a map, by WaW I think, but I played it and its just not satisfying. The city could have howizters or whatever guns they had at that point to defend the city, escpecially the outskirts. The Luftwaffe should probably consist mainly of dive-bombers, i.e. Stukas etc.

Well, a Dunkirk map would not work well. There was no actual combat at Dunkirk as Hitler tried to stop the allied exodus with only air power. A counter attack armour map is already in game

In real life this didn't happen, but it very well could have, and so its not a strech to have a map like this.




Flippy Warbear

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#16 14 years ago
West36-btw, in Counterattack, the British should speak English, right? :nodding:

Not possible.




MaximillianWeisemann

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#17 14 years ago
maybe have the british rear guard hold back the german armour and keep the armour from reaching the beaches

There's the whole drama of Dunkirk: the french army held the germans off while the brits were embarking, in the end a part of the french army has been left behind. More than 400 000 men were waiting for their evacuation on 27th mai (that's the whole Brit Exp Force and a 3rd of the 1st French army), in less than 10 days 342 000 men were back in Great Britain; The germans made 40 000 prisoners; found 500 guns, 85 000 vehicles, and more than half a millin tons of ammo & equipment. Since 10th mai, the BEF suffered 68 000 casualties & the French 120 000. 250 ships were sunken during the operation. A map about this battle should consider the fact that the longer Allies hold their positions and repell the assaults, the closer they come to "victory" (i.e. more men have been evacuated)




West36

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#18 14 years ago

Quote: Originally Posted by West36 -btw, in Counterattack, the British should speak English, right? pleased.gif

Not possible.

If only it were...




4077

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#19 14 years ago
SputtyWell, a Dunkirk map would not work well. There was no actual combat at Dunkirk as Hitler tried to stop the allied exodus with only air power. A counter attack armour map is already in game

It's true that the the wehrmacht never launched a full-scale attack on the beaches but there was some small unit action, mabe too small to make a good map




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