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Operation Husky

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 6:28 pm    Post subject: Operation Husky

Operation Husky 1.0:

www.box.net/shared/ramernpoip

Click the link and tell me what you think. I worked it out so that the maximum number of battles per campaign turn is 8 and the first will have no more than three.

I am having trouble however working out some victory objectives. Some ideas are something involving the Axis retreating off the Island. Maybe some value applied to each port and to each Axis Division that fails to get off the Island or is destroyed?

Here are the forces involved:

Allied Forces:
U.S. 7th Army:
1st Infantry Division “Big Red One” (Motorized Infantry, Confident Trained)
• Infantry Company from 16th, 18th, or 26th Infantry Regiments
• Ranger Company from 1st Ranger Battalion
• Tank Company from 70th Tank Battalion

9th Infantry Division (Motorized Infantry, Confident Trained)
• Infantry Company from 39th, 47th and 60th Infantry Regiments
• Ranger Company from 3rd Ranger Battalion
• Tank Company from 753rd Tank Battalion

45th Infantry Division (Infantry, Confident Trained)
• Infantry Company from 157th, 179th, and 180th Infantry Regiments
• Ranger Company from 4th Ranger Battalion

2nd Armored Division (Tank, Confident Trained)
• Tank Company from 66th and 67th Armored Regiments
• Cavalry Recon Company from 82nd Armored Reconnaissance Battalion
• Armored Infantry Company from 41st Armored Infantry Regiment

3rd Infantry Division (Infantry, Confident Trained)
• Infantry Company from 7th, 15th, and 30th Infantry Regiments

82nd Airborne Division (Infantry, Fearless Trained)
• Parachute Infantry Company from 504th and 505th Parachute Infantry Regiments

British 8th Army:
XIII Corp
5th Infantry Division (Infantry, Confident Veteran)
• Rifle Company from 13th, 15th, 17th Infantry Brigades
• Commando Troop from 3rd Commando Battalion

50th Infantry Division (Infantry, Confident Veteran)
• Rifle Company from 69th, 151st, and 168th Infantry Brigades
• Commando Troop from 40th Royal Marine Commando Battalion

78th Infantry Division (Infantry, Confident Veteran)
• Rifle Company from 11th, 36th, and 38th Infantry Brigades
• Commando Troop from 41 Royal Marine Commando Battalion

4th Armoured Brigade (Tank, Confident Trained)
• Armoured Squadron from 44th Royal Tank Regiment
• Motor Company from 1st Royal Dragoons

XXX Corp
1st Canadian Infantry Division (Infantry, Confident Veteran)
• Rifle Company from 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Canadian Infantry Brigades

1st Canadian Army Tank Brigade (Tank, Confident Trained)
• Armoured Squadron Canadian

51st Highland Infantry Division (Scotts) (Infantry, Confident Veteran)
• Scottish Rifle Company from 152nd, 153rd, 154th Infantry Brigade

23rd Armoured Brigade (Tank, Confident Trained)
• Armoured Squadron from 46th or 50th Royal Tank Regiment

231st Infantry Brigade Division (Infantry, Confident Veteran)
• Rifle Company from Devonshire, Dorset, and Hampshire Regiments

Axis Forces:
Italian 6th Army:
German:
1st Fallschirmjäger Division (Infantry, Fearless Veteran)
• Fallschirmjägerkmopanie from 3rd and 4th Fallschirmjäger Regiments
• Fallschirmpioneerkompaanie from 1st Fallschirmpioneer Battalion

15th PanzerGrenadier Division (Mechanized, Confident Veteran)
• Panzerkompanie from 215th Panzer Battalion
• Panzergrenadierkompanie from 104th, 115th, and 129th Panzergrenadier Regiments
• Pioneerkompanie from 33rd Pioneer Battalion

29th PanzerGrenadier division (Motorized, Confident Veteran)
• Panzerkompanie from 129th Panzer Battalion
• Panzergrenadierkompanie from 15th and 71st Panzergrenadier Regiments

Luftwaffe Panzer Division Herman Göring (Tank, Confident Veteran)
• Panzerkompanie from 1st or 2nd Panzer Battalions HG
• Panzergrenadierkompanie from 1t Panzergrenadier Regiment HG
• Armored Aufklarungskompanie from Panzer Reconnaissance Battaion HG
• Panzerpionerkompanie from from Panzerpioneer Battalion HG

Italian:
4th “Livorno” Motorized Infantry Division (Motorized, ???)
• Compagnia Fucilieri from 33rd and 34th Infantry Regiments
• Compagnia Bersaglieri from 10th Bersaglieri Infantry Regiment
• Tank Company from 230th Armored Battalion
• Compagnia Motociclisti from Mobile Group Armored Battalion

26th “Assietta” Mountain Division (Infantry, ???)
• Compagnia Alpini from 29th and 30th Infantry Regiment
• CCNN Blackshirts

28th “Aosta” Infantry Division (Infantry, ???)
• Compagnia Fucilieri from 5th and 6th Infantry Regiments
• CCNN Blackshirts from 171st Blackshirt Battalion
• Compagnia Bersaglieri from 177th Bersaglieri Infantry Regiment

54th “Napoli” Infantry Division (Infantry, ???)
• Compagnia Fucilieri from 75th and 76th Infantry Regiments
• CCNN Blackshirts from 173rd Blackshirts Battalion


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 6:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Operation Husky

This map shows the initial deployment at the start of the Campaign. Axis has the first turn.



Sean


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Operation Husky

Sean,

We have the US covered pretty well including Airborne, Rangers, Armor, Armored Infantry and Infantry.

I can play either German or Italians. I will have most of the things I need for Bersag, Motociclisti and Carri very soon. I don't have the Fucilieri, but could proxy them easily. We also have an Italian Folgore players.

We have lots of US and German players. What we don't have are very many Brit players. But we could always scale the campaign back to only include the US part.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Operation Husky

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 1:05 am    Post subject: Re: Operation Husky

err Sean I would reconsider the CT rating on the 82nd......that and is the list pre-drop or post-drop???
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 7:07 am    Post subject: Re: Operation Husky

I dont have a copy of the mediterranean book so guessed on a few things. What are the stats for US airborne troops? I wasnt intending on doing any airdrops in the campaign, as I don't like death from above.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 1:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Operation Husky

good, DFA isn't really how the troopers dropped in....they are rated Fearless Vet in Afrika....which is consistent with battle reports from the field (as far as I have read).....
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 1:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Operation Husky

Ok thanks, I will fix that. I am almost done with an Operation Husky campaign I am proud of and will post it soon.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 3:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Operation Husky

Hmmm. As a generic rating, fine: Fearless Vet. My only problem is that this was the 82nd first combat.

Personally, I think there should be a Fearless Trained list for MW paratroopers.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 3:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Operation Husky

Interesting catch Paul. Funny that you pay attention to a Spokane Forum too!

For the campaign I think on Moral matters for the division, so I think it should be fearless.

I am finding my lack of real knowledge on these battles difficult to construct campaigns with.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 4:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Operation Husky

Terry Leaf is the person with the most knowledge on this campaign in our group. I am not a student of the Sicily or Italian battles. North Afrika I know decently for the Germans and only a bit for the Italians but I am slowly researching the Italians as I build them.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Operation Husky

I did it. Look at the new post at the top of the page and the new map. At the very top is a link to the rules I wrote. What do you think?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Operation Husky

Sean,

what program is that written in or for? All I get is gibberish. It states it is zipped, yet winzip does not recognize it and notepad shows it as programming language.

I know it is probably an I D 10 T error or operator error. So tell me what I am doing wrong. I get the same for your rules.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 1:16 am    Post subject: Re: Operation Husky

I would tend to agree with you Paul except for the combat at Biazza Ridge....rating these troopers as Trained basically states that they had as much training as a standard leg unit, however these paratroopers were more independant than there standard counterparts....if anybody wants they can read my copy of All American All The Way's section on Operation Husky....
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:44 am    Post subject: Re: Operation Husky

I use IZarc, you can get it here: www.izarc.org/

I also downloaded winzip and it works fine as well. Give it another try. You might consider downloading IZarc also.

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