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25th September 2003
I have reviewed this battle alot from a couple of resources 1 book called the Canadians at war 1939-1945, and a couple other webpages http://falaiseng.bravepages.com/falaise.htm http://www.normandywebguide.com/falaise_pocket.htm
and alot of countries fought for Falaise pocket USA,British,Poland,France,Canada but after reading stories about this Battle i dont think the Americans should be fighting on that map it should be Canada or Poland
the mapper has left the team, don't expect more than very small changes to this map.
Since you have read about Falaise you should know about "The battle of the Mace".
This is on my to do list of maps if someone deosnt do it first.
Basically it is the Polish 1st Armored Division dug in on a mace shaped hill and they could fire down on and rake the Germans with Shermans, Fireflys, mortars, mg's, and called in artillery.
Anlushac11Since you have read about Falaise you should know about "The battle of the Mace". This is on my to do list of maps if someone deosnt do it first. Basically it is the Polish 1st Armored Division dug in on a mace shaped hill and they could fire down on and rake the Germans with Shermans, Fireflys, mortars, mg's, and called in artillery.
Sounds fun for the Germans :P
.vyperSounds fun for the Germans :P
Usually its the other way around, so its only fair
I think Typhoons should be a major addition of the Falaise Pocket. They tore it apart.
poor micheal wittman
I didn't make it!
I hope someone does change it to Canadians. I saw a show on the Falaise Pocket called For King and Country put on by The history Channel in Canada. It was an amazing show. The Canadians pushed the Germans to the point where they abandoned a Tiger tank, and probably much more but the Tiger was the spotlight. The Germans had to cross a a river. There was one bridge accross this bridge so you can imagine the bottle neck delema the Germans had.
It wasn't just the Canadians. The Canadians (and Polish) were pushing south, while the Americans were pushing north. In fact the Canadians got stalled by heavy German resistance, causing Patton to ask permission to push north of the military boundary to complete the encirclement (the Falaise Gap existed between Falaise, where the Canadians were held, and Argentan). Unfortunately Bradley refused, and opted for Patton to move east and complete the encirclement there, something that probably saved the German Army from complete destruction. Both the US and the Canadians were involved in Falaise, so having two maps is the better option, but leave the US on the current one.
A map where the Germans are attacking hill 317 at Mortain would be a good map, as that was the beginning of the Falaise pocket. Then a map where the germans are defending from Canadian/British attacks from the north with heavy air power consisting of Typhoon's. And lastly a map where the Germans are trying to break out, with the Polish 1st Armored division as the defenders dug in at 2 hills next to each other with
Shermans, Fireflys, mortars, mg's, and called in artillery
yeah i know 3 maps is a bit much.. but this is what i would like to see.
just saw a newly made documentary claiming falaise as a succes for the allies with 10.000 dead, 50.000 captured Germans and only 40.000 escaping..
Real numbers: 6.000 dead, 50.000 captured and 100.000 escaping. and not to mention the