Visit The Scenario Depot
Newest Scenarios
CMAK
A Very British Civil War
Note: this is clearly a “what-if” scenario, loosely based on the bustling miniatures war gaming off-shoot of the same name. Outstanding work has been done by Solway Crafts and Miniatures, and I credit them with the brilliance of this war gaming theme.
Background
England, May 1938 (designer note: note the in-game calendar notes “1944”; this is only to create the optics of lush green environment of the British Isles)
Weather: overcast, mild, dry
The very social fabric of Great Britain was torn during the apocalypse that was The Great War. The mightiest empire on the globe ended victorious, but at what cost? The rigid social hierarchy was shaken, and the world wide waves of social change did not stop at the English Channel. Class structure, worker’s rights, regional animosities have all brewed in the decades following the Great War. This has all been exacerbated by the crippling economic crisis of the 1930s, to which the ever cautious government responded to by constricting public spending ever more.
In May 1937, King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom married Wallis Simpson. The marriage to Wallis was not supported by Stanley Baldwin, the British Prime Minister; and King Edward refused to abdicate. This marriage left the British government, and most of the people, alienated; and public hatred for King Edward and Queen Wallis rose. Parliament was torn, and in the general election of 1937, Baldwin was defeated. The Conservative party, ripped by the issue of King Edward’s marriage, as well as economic and regional tensions, broke apart, and a large segment of the Tory support went to the British Union of Fascists. Oswald Mosley’s promise to ensure public order, and shore up the Empire, resonated with a public tired of public disturbances, strikes in essential services, and the economic malaise. The Labour party too split, with the more radical sections forming their own splinter parties which ran their own candidates. The 1937 election results saw a fractured parliament, and although only winning slightly over 200 seats, and less than 30% of the vote, the BUF formed the largest caucus in the House of Commons. King Edward VIII asked Oswald Mosely to form a government. Mosley did so and almost immediately issued “Orders of Council”, outlawing strikes, restricting collective bargaining, and establishing new offences for unauthorized public gatherings, and publishing “any article intended to alarm the public”. Any opposition was swiftly responded to, if not by the police, then by Mosely’s own BUF Blackshirts, the BUF’s paramilitary wing.
In January 1938, a protest by Dockyard workers in Liverpool was brutally crushed by the BUF and elements of the Regular Army; and violent clashes began across the country; between the Kings troops and those of several other factions. The British Civil War has begun!

Factions: The outbreak of conflict led several groups to attempt to seize the country or their own personal goals. Major factions included:
On the Right (Axis in this scenario
* The Edwardian Army – elements of the professional Army, bound to King Edward VIII.
* The Royal Navy and Royal Marines – bound by tradition and culture to remain loyal to the reigning monarch, and the majority have done so.
* The British Union of Fascists (or “BUF”) – the dominant political party, led by Oswald MOSLEY and heavily backed by German and Italian interests. Mosley has garnered considerable support in his efforts to restore order internally and restore the status of Britain’s Empire
* The Mosley Youth – a “social club” of young men, who have been drilled and armed by unknown sources, and have formed para-military units to push the BUF agenda.
* Foreign Volunteer Units: after the recruiting of numerous foreign elements to fight in the Spanish Civil War, similar detachments have been formed to back those with similar agendas in the British Civil War. Contingents from other fascist and imperialist sympathizers have been formed. Here we will see the presence of the “Hanoverian Legion”, volunteers from Germany, who are backing the Edwardian and BUF efforts
On the Left (Allied in this scenario)
* The Albertine Army – elements of the regular forces, plus most of the “Territorial Army”, backing the young Prince Albert’s claim to the throne.
* The Anglican League - A large army led by a group of bishops and archbishops, they were aligned with the Albertine Army. Many are veterans of the Great War.
* The People’s Party Army - Made up of disillusioned Labour party supporters, disgruntled workers and Spanish Civil War veterans, they are seeking to turn Britain into a Socialist state based upon Lenin's Russia.
* The Farmer’s Union: radical small plot farmers and farm working hands, seeking better pay, price subsidies, and land redistribution. They are heavily influenced by Marxist doctrine.
* The Student’s Union: like students before and after them, the university students have ramparts to thwart whomever they view as authoritarian,
* Foreign Volunteer Units: after the recruiting of numerous foreign elements to fight in the Spanish Civil War, similar detachments have been formed to back those with similar agendas in the British Civil War. Groups of Americans, Canadians, and ANZAC units have been formed; here we will see the Lafayette Battalion, formed of French volunteers, many fresh from the savage fighting in Spain.
This scenario occurs in the West Coast port town of Twaddlemore. Twaddlemore is the home base for a small Royal Navy destroyer flotilla, as well as being a mid-sized port for international commerce. Given that the United Kingdom lives or dies based on this freedom to trade overseas, the port is vital to all in this conflict. The Royal Navy, which for the most part has remained loyal to King Edward VIII, dispatched the flotilla two days ago to join the rest of the fleet, tasked with stemming the flow of foreign volunteers coming to fight for their faction of choice. Many of these foreigners have come directly from fighting for the Nationalists or the Republicans in Spain, who have endured two years of their own brutal Civil War already.
Yesterday the dock workers, who are heavily influenced by communist agents and are affiliated with the People’s Party, refused to move armaments stored in the dock warehouses. Instead, they armed themselves and fighting broke out when security staff sought to control the situation. Who opened fire first is both in dispute and a moot point at this juncture. A company of the Army’s Provost Corps was rushed to Twaddlemore by train, but a bomb was used to derail the trail just outside of town. Multiple factions are either in town currently or rumoured to be headed this way. The Telephone Exchange is the key to communicating with the rest of the country, and is clearly a goal to secure. Likewise, the docks and the armaments stored there in are also of immense value. Lastly, the mysterious new Wireless Tower being built on the south shore is of unknown value, as the work crews are from “away” and appear to be quite Teutonic in manner.
This battle will surely prove that the term “Civil War” is clearly a misnomer.
A historically fictional 'what if' look at the events leading up to the Deutsche Afrika Korps capture of Tobruk in June 1942.
SCENARIO DESCRIPTION
A meeting engagement played out in the wooded terrain of the Ardennes at the beginning of the Bulge. 60+ turns.

The Germans are trying to seize important territory: bridges, cross-roads, and towns to allow breakthrough armored thrusts. Central to this map is the village of L’Shone and its surrounding road network.

The Americans are trying to occupy the same terrain to prevent its use by the Germans.

Best played as: H2H
Second Best played as: H2H
(Not designed for vs. AI play due to mounted units)

Map edge friendly to Axis: East. Map edge friendly to Allies: West.

It is hard to believe that it was only a week ago when we first heard of “The Outbreak”. Initially it was thought to be a terrorist biological attack, with outbreaks in large cities overwhelming medical facilities. But soon it was apparent it was much more… the more we hear, the more we realize that we know very little – the cause – the prognosis – or the scale of this crisis. All remain unknown – at least to the general populace. What the “government” knows may be something else again.
You are Jack McCann, police chief in the small coastal tourist town of Shady Acres, Maine. Normally by this time of the year, your town is overrun with loud tourists from the cities of the East Coast. If only that were the case.
Four days ago a large staff of the Center for Disease Control showed up at the Town Hall, and brusquely informed the Mayor, Chuck Zeto, that the Federal Government was immediately taking control of “Shady Island”, a favourite picnic spot in the bay. This was all one-way communication, you don’t know much more other than soon thereafter a convoy of sealed trucks arrived and barbed wire was being strung across the access bridge to the island.
The National Guard has been mobilized, and your own police force has been placed under the command of the governor’s office.
And yet even now, you are not sure why. A strange illness has swept the globe, but what little news was initially released was like something from a bad movie. Now that trickle of news has stopped altogether. The official story is that a Chinese cyber attack has shut down the Internet, but this being Small Town America, there are a lot of conspiracy theories floating about.
The Mayor, Chuck Zeto, who also is the local bank manager, has asked that citizens assist in securing the town from whatever threats may arise. Given that the local National Rifle Association sponsored Chuck’s last campaign, their members were eager to show their affinity for the 2nd amendment and reaffirm their ownership of large capacity magazines and assault rifles. With some hesitation, you agreed to deputize these men, but have asked them to stay at home until they may actually be required. Their training and experience doesn’t necessarily match their enthusiasm.
You were at your office all night. You had a call from Doctor Jacobie at the hospital. Dr. Jacobie, a Vietnam war draft dodger who only returned from Canada in the 1990s, is determined to ignore what he considers a “fascist edict” that all patients in suspected cases of the “outbreak” be turned over to the C.D.C. immediately and quarantined on the Island. “It reminds me of the interment of the Japanese in 1942!” Jacobie ranted, and he said he would treat all patients as “patients, not criminals”. At that, you sent two teams of part time deputies to the hospital to deal with any issues that may arise.
The town is an important transportation hub, in that the coastal railway runs through the town. The Railway has deployed their own security at the train station, as if there is an epidemic, it is important to prevent those infected from traveling. Hopefully they have enough staff to do the job.
You remained in your office all night, and it seemed that things may be calming down, but then with a complete news black out, and the mute C.D.C. guards by the island Park, who knows? You did receive several calls from citizens overnight, reporting screams and other noises from the areas near cemeteries last night; typically the local teens will go there to drink and smoke up. Although you usually will send a Deputy to put the run on them, there are more important things to do now.
The sun is coming up, but a heavy thick fog has blankets the town. A convoy of C.D.C. relieve staff are expected in from Bangor any minute; hopefully they have some news. To allow your exhausted staff get some needed rest, two detachments of National Guard troops will be arriving, one is about 5 minutes away and a second convoy from the east in another 5 minutes after that. It will be good to get home and hit the sheets. You are so tired you feel like the walking dead.
Your phone rings. It is the security detail from the train station. Old man Codger, a elderly farmer who lives north east of town, has just shown up at the Rail station, out of breath and terrified. He is rambling about being attacked at his home, and that the only way he could escape is by setting the buildings on fire. You had better send a Deputy to go interview him. It sounds bizarre.
The phone rings again… it is Deputy Boomhauer at the hospital. He sounds quite distraught. Apparently the hospital was overwhelmed with patients overnight, and now he reports the motion detector alarms in the morgue have gone off.
At that second the switch board lights up, and several simultaneous “10-78” calls are received – “officer need assistance!”… What the?????”

This scenario is
1) Meant strictly for play against the AI. Although it one player wants to try playing the Axis/Zombies, please feel free.
2) The scenario is meant to be strictly for fun.
3) Watch you ammo loads. Shoot for the head. You only have the ammo you brought into the fight.
August 12,1944. France. SE of Argentan.
Married platoons of U.S. 5th Armored Division
night out-posts.
France, 1940 - Case Red.

Heavy Tanks of the 4th DCR must smash a hole in the advancing German line - but there are complications.
At Dornot, the U.S. Third Army's XX Corps' first attempt to establish a bridgehead on the Moselle River south of Metz met bloody failure. Two and a half miles south of Dornot the XX Corps' 10 Infantry Regiment is trying once more to establish a permanent bridgehead across the Moselle at Arnaville. Since the first U.S. troops crossed at Arnaville on the night of 8/9 September, the Germans have been launching increasingly vicious counterattacks in an effort to destroy the bridgehead and repeat what happened at Dornot.
This is an Aug 44 meeting engagement between Brit and German mech forces in Belgium. The map is based on a satellite photo of Neubruck just southeast of St. Vith.
Cassino town was destroyed by Allied Airforces on Wednesday, March 15th, along with the abby known as Monte Cassino. "The town was blown assunder and beaten into heaps of rubble, the official British history reported. Yet hundreds of bombs and thousands of shells failed to pound the town to powder, contrary to Allied expectations, nor were the surviving defenders 'rendered comatose', as planned." --The Day of Battle
Normandy - known for its rolling fields, orchards, stud farms and a good glass of cider. Sheltered from the elements which can pound the coastline this is a landscape is carpeted in apple blossom. It is here, at the heart of one of the best designated cider producing areas that you will find the Chateau les Bruyîres, an Empire period residence and 18th century manor house - run by the Wehrmacht. It is your task to put an end to this inappropriate ownership.
CMBB
The Axis launch a major attack on the Allied defenses.
Soviet vs. German Meeting Engagement. 60+ turns.
Best played as: H2H (Not recommended for vs. AI play due to mounted infantry.)

In recent weeks, this industrial center has been the scene of increasingly sharp clashes between recon units and regular forces. Both sides have traded jabs over this important airplane fabrication city. Both have moved into the town and then been forced out again. No one seems to be able to hold it. The landing gear assembly plant on the edge of town was occupied by the Red Army a few days ago and then burned and destroyed as the Wehrmacht forced them out. Much of the town lies untouched, but the workers and residents know it is just a matter of time before a major battle rages through the streets of their city…

After another bloody engagement, both sides have backed off. Again, in the still of a Sunday morning under the cover of a pounding rainstorm, both sides push forces forward to gain possession of the city.

No one is sure where the front lines lie. Is the enemy in front of you? Or is he gone?

Push forward, as so many before you have tried, and hold this town once and for all!
This is a CMBB scenario, modelling Plan Yellow in France in May 1940.
It is a "dynamic flag" scenario, on a large map that will provide many options in attack and defence.
July 1941, a german advance detachment, composed of motorized infantry with Stug support, attempts to cut off retreating russian forces.
Russians attack three German-held villages in an attempt to secure the flank of a future offensive.
July, 1944. Operation Bagration already going on since one month. The german north front runs danger to be cut off. Setting down of german troops in western direction
runs among constant attacks of soviet armoured shock forces...
43-02-01, South. SS commandos save Kleist's troops from encirclement. Fictional.
42-07-10, South. Axis forces in Group A cross the Donits to secure northern flank in the beggining of Fall Blau Operation. Semi-fictional.
October, 1942
In the northern Caucaus, along the Terek river line, the battle has been raging brutally for nearly two months. Germany's 13.Panzer-Division tasked with taking the key junction city of Vladikavkaz (Ordzhonikidze) has been stymied in it's every attempt to breakthrough.

But now, at the end of October a break has been achieved through the first mountain range and panzers are rolling along the valley near Ardon, on a back route to Vladikavkaz.

The Russians, somewhat disorganized, are withdrawing to new positions. A desperate stand is ordered to slow the German advance and buy time to set-up the new defensive positions.

Russian breakout from a Kessel against a German blocking force.
CMBO
German infantry dawn attack during the Battle of the Bulge. American infantry caught off-guard whilst lining up for chow.

VPs for casualties and German exit points only.
Before dawn on D-Day the British airbourne must destroy the gun batteries at Vierville.
Koen - A Town to conquer
*****************************************

a Couple of weeks ago the Allies have conquered one of the major towns in France.

Now the Germans broke through the American line of defense in the Ardennes and are advancing rapidly towards this town.

Can the Allied commander hold this town?
November 1944, the French 2nd Armored Division is tasked to breach the German fortified line of the Vosges mountains. This battle takes place on the second days of the attack. The different French Task forces are competing with each other in order to be the first to reach the plain of Alsace. The company team Minjonnet (part of the Task Force Massu) blocked close to Voyer in a narrow valley by German remnants of the 708. ID has to bypass quickly this resistance. The French can be sure that their old enemy is not about to ease their action !
An American WWII GI's dream come true- a "what if" American assault on Berlin AND a chance to personally bag the ol'Führer himself!
Arnhem Bridge battle. British airborne against armoured SS.
Updated Scenarios
CMAK
A Very British Civil War
Note: this is clearly a “what-if” scenario, loosely based on the bustling miniatures war gaming off-shoot of the same name. Outstanding work has been done by Solway Crafts and Miniatures, and I credit them with the brilliance of this war gaming theme.
Background
England, May 1938 (designer note: note the in-game calendar notes “1944”; this is only to create the optics of lush green environment of the British Isles)
Weather: overcast, mild, dry
The very social fabric of Great Britain was torn during the apocalypse that was The Great War. The mightiest empire on the globe ended victorious, but at what cost? The rigid social hierarchy was shaken, and the world wide waves of social change did not stop at the English Channel. Class structure, worker’s rights, regional animosities have all brewed in the decades following the Great War. This has all been exacerbated by the crippling economic crisis of the 1930s, to which the ever cautious government responded to by constricting public spending ever more.
In May 1937, King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom married Wallis Simpson. The marriage to Wallis was not supported by Stanley Baldwin, the British Prime Minister; and King Edward refused to abdicate. This marriage left the British government, and most of the people, alienated; and public hatred for King Edward and Queen Wallis rose. Parliament was torn, and in the general election of 1937, Baldwin was defeated. The Conservative party, ripped by the issue of King Edward’s marriage, as well as economic and regional tensions, broke apart, and a large segment of the Tory support went to the British Union of Fascists. Oswald Mosley’s promise to ensure public order, and shore up the Empire, resonated with a public tired of public disturbances, strikes in essential services, and the economic malaise. The Labour party too split, with the more radical sections forming their own splinter parties which ran their own candidates. The 1937 election results saw a fractured parliament, and although only winning slightly over 200 seats, and less than 30% of the vote, the BUF formed the largest caucus in the House of Commons. King Edward VIII asked Oswald Mosely to form a government. Mosley did so and almost immediately issued “Orders of Council”, outlawing strikes, restricting collective bargaining, and establishing new offences for unauthorized public gatherings, and publishing “any article intended to alarm the public”. Any opposition was swiftly responded to, if not by the police, then by Mosely’s own BUF Blackshirts, the BUF’s paramilitary wing.
In January 1938, a protest by Dockyard workers in Liverpool was brutally crushed by the BUF and elements of the Regular Army; and violent clashes began across the country; between the Kings troops and those of several other factions. The British Civil War has begun!

Factions: The outbreak of conflict led several groups to attempt to seize the country or their own personal goals. Major factions included:
On the Right (Axis in this scenario
* The Edwardian Army – elements of the professional Army, bound to King Edward VIII.
* The Royal Navy and Royal Marines – bound by tradition and culture to remain loyal to the reigning monarch, and the majority have done so.
* The British Union of Fascists (or “BUF”) – the dominant political party, led by Oswald MOSLEY and heavily backed by German and Italian interests. Mosley has garnered considerable support in his efforts to restore order internally and restore the status of Britain’s Empire
* The Mosley Youth – a “social club” of young men, who have been drilled and armed by unknown sources, and have formed para-military units to push the BUF agenda.
* Foreign Volunteer Units: after the recruiting of numerous foreign elements to fight in the Spanish Civil War, similar detachments have been formed to back those with similar agendas in the British Civil War. Contingents from other fascist and imperialist sympathizers have been formed. Here we will see the presence of the “Hanoverian Legion”, volunteers from Germany, who are backing the Edwardian and BUF efforts
On the Left (Allied in this scenario)
* The Albertine Army – elements of the regular forces, plus most of the “Territorial Army”, backing the young Prince Albert’s claim to the throne.
* The Anglican League - A large army led by a group of bishops and archbishops, they were aligned with the Albertine Army. Many are veterans of the Great War.
* The People’s Party Army - Made up of disillusioned Labour party supporters, disgruntled workers and Spanish Civil War veterans, they are seeking to turn Britain into a Socialist state based upon Lenin's Russia.
* The Farmer’s Union: radical small plot farmers and farm working hands, seeking better pay, price subsidies, and land redistribution. They are heavily influenced by Marxist doctrine.
* The Student’s Union: like students before and after them, the university students have ramparts to thwart whomever they view as authoritarian,
* Foreign Volunteer Units: after the recruiting of numerous foreign elements to fight in the Spanish Civil War, similar detachments have been formed to back those with similar agendas in the British Civil War. Groups of Americans, Canadians, and ANZAC units have been formed; here we will see the Lafayette Battalion, formed of French volunteers, many fresh from the savage fighting in Spain.
This scenario occurs in the West Coast port town of Twaddlemore. Twaddlemore is the home base for a small Royal Navy destroyer flotilla, as well as being a mid-sized port for international commerce. Given that the United Kingdom lives or dies based on this freedom to trade overseas, the port is vital to all in this conflict. The Royal Navy, which for the most part has remained loyal to King Edward VIII, dispatched the flotilla two days ago to join the rest of the fleet, tasked with stemming the flow of foreign volunteers coming to fight for their faction of choice. Many of these foreigners have come directly from fighting for the Nationalists or the Republicans in Spain, who have endured two years of their own brutal Civil War already.
Yesterday the dock workers, who are heavily influenced by communist agents and are affiliated with the People’s Party, refused to move armaments stored in the dock warehouses. Instead, they armed themselves and fighting broke out when security staff sought to control the situation. Who opened fire first is both in dispute and a moot point at this juncture. A company of the Army’s Provost Corps was rushed to Twaddlemore by train, but a bomb was used to derail the trail just outside of town. Multiple factions are either in town currently or rumoured to be headed this way. The Telephone Exchange is the key to communicating with the rest of the country, and is clearly a goal to secure. Likewise, the docks and the armaments stored there in are also of immense value. Lastly, the mysterious new Wireless Tower being built on the south shore is of unknown value, as the work crews are from “away” and appear to be quite Teutonic in manner.
This battle will surely prove that the term “Civil War” is clearly a misnomer.
A historically fictional 'what if' look at the events leading up to the Deutsche Afrika Korps capture of Tobruk in June 1942.
France, 1940 - Case Red.

Heavy Tanks of the 4th DCR must smash a hole in the advancing German line - but there are complications.
Axis and Allied forces clash for a town and large hill.
This is an Aug 44 meeting engagement between Brit and German mech forces in Belgium. The map is based on a satellite photo of Neubruck just southeast of St. Vith.
At Dornot, the U.S. Third Army's XX Corps' first attempt to establish a bridgehead on the Moselle River south of Metz met bloody failure. Two and a half miles south of Dornot the XX Corps' 10 Infantry Regiment is trying once more to establish a permanent bridgehead across the Moselle at Arnaville. Since the first U.S. troops crossed at Arnaville on the night of 8/9 September, the Germans have been launching increasingly vicious counterattacks in an effort to destroy the bridgehead and repeat what happened at Dornot.
Normandy - known for its rolling fields, orchards, stud farms and a good glass of cider. Sheltered from the elements which can pound the coastline this is a landscape is carpeted in apple blossom. It is here, at the heart of one of the best designated cider producing areas that you will find the Chateau les Bruyîres, an Empire period residence and 18th century manor house - run by the Wehrmacht. It is your task to put an end to this inappropriate ownership.
US Army invades an island defended by Italian Troops.

Map is 1200x1200.
Non-Historical.
20 Battles 10 Turns each.

Play HtH (Preferred), or Allied vs. Axis AI.
Allow AI to setup units, there is no pre-planned setup for the defender yet.
Two Reinforced Infantry Companies with Armor Support clash in this typical Meeting Engagement.
engineering company attacks dug in german positions somewhere near monte cassino to capture wine stash for captain hosehead
CMBB
Soviet vs. German Meeting Engagement. 60+ turns.
Best played as: H2H (Not recommended for vs. AI play due to mounted infantry.)

In recent weeks, this industrial center has been the scene of increasingly sharp clashes between recon units and regular forces. Both sides have traded jabs over this important airplane fabrication city. Both have moved into the town and then been forced out again. No one seems to be able to hold it. The landing gear assembly plant on the edge of town was occupied by the Red Army a few days ago and then burned and destroyed as the Wehrmacht forced them out. Much of the town lies untouched, but the workers and residents know it is just a matter of time before a major battle rages through the streets of their city…

After another bloody engagement, both sides have backed off. Again, in the still of a Sunday morning under the cover of a pounding rainstorm, both sides push forces forward to gain possession of the city.

No one is sure where the front lines lie. Is the enemy in front of you? Or is he gone?

Push forward, as so many before you have tried, and hold this town once and for all!
The Axis launch a major attack on the Allied defenses.
Russians attack three German-held villages in an attempt to secure the flank of a future offensive.
Russian breakout from a Kessel against a German blocking force.
43-02-01, South. SS commandos save Kleist's troops from encirclement. Fictional.
42-07-10, South. Axis forces in Group A cross the Donits to secure northern flank in the beggining of Fall Blau Operation. Semi-fictional.
October, 1942
In the northern Caucaus, along the Terek river line, the battle has been raging brutally for nearly two months. Germany's 13.Panzer-Division tasked with taking the key junction city of Vladikavkaz (Ordzhonikidze) has been stymied in it's every attempt to breakthrough.

But now, at the end of October a break has been achieved through the first mountain range and panzers are rolling along the valley near Ardon, on a back route to Vladikavkaz.

The Russians, somewhat disorganized, are withdrawing to new positions. A desperate stand is ordered to slow the German advance and buy time to set-up the new defensive positions.

a product of HDCS

3rd SS Totenkopf arrives back at the front after its Hiatus from the front in France and is immediately thrown back into action.

Follow the swift Donet's campaign the IInd SS panzer Korps stands poised for the final push too retake Kharkov and restore the pride of the Waffen SS, but they have too cross the Mzha river first.

Alternative History : Moskow Decision
This the first of a series of fictional scenarios based on the hipotetic decision by Hitler to attack Moskow instead of Kiev during the august 1941.
The german offensive to Moskow is starting, the first task is to take the bridge over the Dnjepr between Smolensk and Viazma.
Alternative History : Moskow Decision
This the first of a series of fictional scenarios based on the hipotetic decision by Hitler to attack Moskow instead of Kiev during the august 1941.
The german offensive to Moskow is starting, the first task is to take the bridge over the Dnjepr between Smolensk and Viazma.
CMBO
German infantry dawn attack during the Battle of the Bulge. American infantry caught off-guard whilst lining up for chow.

VPs for casualties and German exit points only.
An American WWII GI's dream come true- a "what if" American assault on Berlin AND a chance to personally bag the ol'Führer himself!
Newest Maps
CMAK
a fictional Town in North Africa.
Fictional City in North Africa. Best played as a meeting
engagement.
Fictional City in North Africa. Best played as a meeting
engagement.
Version 2, church size and orientation adjusted to be in village center. Minor adjustments such as villages, small hills and ridges around the wheat fields.
Mixed terrain, woods, open fields, villages, church, river, bridges.
This is a huge (actually 5 x 4 km) map representing a piece of French countryside west of the town of Arras. It is flat (gentle slopes) and moderately populated with villages, forests, orchards and the like. It is suitable for a massive battle of regiment-sized forces (15,000 points or more).
Fictional Map, Crete, An almost compleatly dried up river bed with a ruined bridge across, 2 small hamlets on either side
The axis forces have captured the ridge east of Lieso. It´s been quiet over a month, so they have had enough time to dig deep in the ridge.

Allied forces are attacking with brutal force from east. Tuomari-Laurila has already been taken.
The axis forces are about to assault a little town called Lieso in aim to capture a road that leads through a ridge to deeper east. The allied forces are dug in somewhere around the old elementary school.
A small river splits a large map, with lots of roads and 6 bridges to control and a town also to control. This map is for meeting engagements and no side has a terrain advantage. Hopefully this will boil down to your choice of units and your game play.
CMBB
Beautiful and challenging map perfect for direct or flank approach. Fight in the woods, the streets, the buildings or inside a small factory! Great for infantery with some armor and artillerie support and IDEAL for a quick motorized assault in the middle of a foggy night.
This was a work in progress for the cancelled CM Campaigns. Maps are both operations and battles. Four maps included. One is large version (75% accurate scale) of the entire fortress of Brest Litovsk and immediate area. Others are 2 km x 2 km maps of the north and south portions of the fortress. You are welcome to use these maps as long as your credit "Bannon DC" for map creation.
1600x1600m, middle eastern front,
3 big victory locations in the middle of the map,
4 additional small flags,
medium settlement with surrounding rural areas,
some hills, woods and farmland,
a small river crossing from N to S,
prepared setup-zones for both sides,
therefor I call it battlefield-map.
Germans advance easily untill they find... A speed bump on the road to Leningrad
This Map is designed for Meeting engagements, it is set in a fictional City.
A medium town lying crosswisely to the advance direction. In and around the town gardens and fields, some bush and tree rows.
2 small rivers with some fords.
Only 1 large victory location.
Best used for meeting engagements.
Damaged large town/small city divided by a river. Contains several bridges, an old fortress, stadium, factories, railway station, and an old manor. Flags spread pretty evenly out on the map, made for a QB axis attack. IMPORTANT: ONLY FOR USE WITH UMLAUTS STALINGRAD MODS. You most use the scenario with these three mods found at www.cmmods.com:

FULL_telephonepole_umlaut
rubble_spray_umlaut
stalingrad_buildings_umlaut
Stalingrad-ish map made for Umlaut´s Stalingrad-mods.
29 2x2km maps. Various terrain; city, village, farmland, deep forests ...

They all quite beatuful ;)
I know it was UK and not USSR! but i didnt own CMAK when i made the level and i dont want to do everything over again so USSR must equal UK! its a fun level with the FJ troops in the greatest air invasion prior to D-Day.
CMBO
This CMBO map is built from a topographical map of the little town of Seville, NE of Melbourne, Australia. My idea was to lauch a Brit brigade (3 btns) across it at a German static defence screening mobile reserves.
Desiliens is an ancient Roman town. The map features the ruins of the town, an aquaduct, and the ruins of a villa on a low central hill.

The eastern side of the map is mostly woods, the west is hills and farms. It is most suitable for an assault on the town, but if the focus is shifted to the ruined villa it would be good for a meeting engagement.
Updated Maps
CMAK
Ideal for a QB ME
CMBB
This Map is designed for Meeting engagements, it is set in a fictional City.
axis winterattack on a Russian City
Please feel free to download, use or edit the map.

Screenshots can be found here:

http://worldatwar.eu/index.php?entity_sess=512x00db4fede3b24a34db2c5e9d283f162c&lang=3&location=boardshownode&boardid=51
A town with a river and lake surrounded by grainfields
Map is based on a sketch in the book > Die guten Glaubens waren< the history of the SS Polizei Division and shows a hard-fought area south of Leningrad. The Observatory was not reached by the Germans although they really tried it
This is part of a series of maps on the so-called Ladoga
Front
CMBO
Newest Members
apetit
Skyhook
tmizaras
crazycaptain560
Forrest

Scenarios  (509)
Maps  (118)
Opponents  (11061)

 

Scenario Discussions
Quick Jump:

Note: Scenario discussions are most likely to contain numerous ***spoilers*** without notice.
If you're wanting opinions as to playability of a scenario, refer to the scenario details and reviews section instead!

Members online:

 

Scenario discussion area for Farmyard Siege

NAME MESSAGE
MARX
Member

Member #8910
Joined: Apr 2009
Ratings: 0 / 0 / 0
Discussions: 12
Post #15   2573 days, 19 hours, 8 minutes, 41 seconds ago        
In the latest version (version 3) i've taken away one platoon of valentines and strengthened the axis armor. taking one infantry platoon away is definatly something i shall probably do in the next version.

Marx
STOAT
Member

Member #2964
Joined: Dec 2005
Ratings: 1 / 0 / 0
Discussions: 4
Post #14   2574 days, 1 hour, 26 minutes, 54 seconds ago        
Quote:
Originally posted by: marx:
Thanks for your review stoat,

By if I had a bigger map do you think it would be better if I moved the allies reinforcements further away from the farmhouse and the bridges, or should I do the axis as well?

If I had less infantry should it be a company max for a scenario of this size?

Cheers,
Marx



Moving the reinforcements farther away from the farmhouse will only delay their arrival to the battle, but it won't change the fact that there are just too many guys on the map. I like the map, and if you're like me, map designing is the hardest part of scenario creation.

I definitely think there should be less Allied infantry, but I really don't know exactly how much is enough. Maybe the original two platoons, the first rifle platoon reinforcement, and then two more rifle platoons to complete a company? That provides five total platoons, but significantly fewer rifles. I would also advocate dropping one platoon of Valentines, but that is obviously your decision.
--------------------
JOHN BUFORD
Supreme Tester

Member #3014
Joined: Dec 2005
Ratings: 2 / 0 / 0
Discussions: 254
Post #13   2579 days, 5 hours, 52 minutes, 57 seconds ago        
Hi Marx,

No, that's okay. You never said the German's were coming from the East. You just said, "They will be coming from the East." And from the preceding sentence, it is unclear who "THEY" are. I assumed incorrectly. so I take some of that blame. I just think it should be unambiguous, since you clearly meant it to be that way. I like the idea of a "farmhouse under seige" especially if they know from where the attack will come (kind of). Gives the player a fighting shot at surviving!

Thanks for responding. I really like designers who are receptive to the reviews of their work.

JB
--------------------
"...and we will attack valiantly and be butchered valiantly, and afterward men will thump their chests and say what a brave charge it was." (Brig. Gen. John Buford in The Killer Angels, by Michael Shaara)
MARX
Member

Member #8910
Joined: Apr 2009
Ratings: 0 / 0 / 0
Discussions: 12
Post #12   2579 days, 6 hours, 4 minutes, 5 seconds ago        
Thanks JOHN BUFORD,

I should hopefully be able to update it all by tomorrow, sorry about the mistake about the germans coming from the east, it was meant to be west but I guess I just got them muddeled up when I went to write the briefing.

Thanks again,
Marx
JOHN BUFORD
Supreme Tester

Member #3014
Joined: Dec 2005
Ratings: 2 / 0 / 0
Discussions: 254
Post #11   2579 days, 6 hours, 9 minutes, 52 seconds ago        
After reading the other discussions...

I liked the map. I thought it was fine. I really liked all the options you gave for attacker and the AI. I never knew which way to look.

i hae to agree with one of the other discussions. THe men in the farmhouse would definitely know which way to look, and which way to set up their defense. More info, clear info, is needed for a proper defensive setup.

I think I said everything that occured to me below. Did you have any other questions?


--------------------
"...and we will attack valiantly and be butchered valiantly, and afterward men will thump their chests and say what a brave charge it was." (Brig. Gen. John Buford in The Killer Angels, by Michael Shaara)
JOHN BUFORD
Supreme Tester

Member #3014
Joined: Dec 2005
Ratings: 2 / 0 / 0
Discussions: 254
Post #10   2579 days, 6 hours, 14 minutes, 49 seconds ago        
I liked this! Good effort.

I think I probably won too easily. It seems like I had WAY too much armor, or Jerry way too little. His 3 PzIVH's vs all my armor...he had no chance. I even got a kill from a Stuart on one of the PzIV's. So I had about 9 tanks vs. 3, which is too many.

Also, the Germans all attacked from one single position in thier reinforcement wave. Every single german unit came through the same place and I destroyed him! Coudl you have those reinforcements (which is a BIG counterattack) comning from differnt compass points?

I want Jerry coming at me from all directions, not funnelled into one killzone, that I can just dump HE into and wipe him out. That is the AI's very poor attacking ability. It can't do it well and makes the defender have too easy a time. WOuld the Germans have some artillery to call in and just shell the H*** out of that farmhouse? I bet they would. That would make holding it tough! I would add some armor and some artillery for the German.

And see all my other comments, please.

Thank you for your effort. It was fun.
--------------------
"...and we will attack valiantly and be butchered valiantly, and afterward men will thump their chests and say what a brave charge it was." (Brig. Gen. John Buford in The Killer Angels, by Michael Shaara)
JOHN BUFORD
Supreme Tester

Member #3014
Joined: Dec 2005
Ratings: 2 / 0 / 0
Discussions: 254
Post #9   2579 days, 6 hours, 19 minutes, 42 seconds ago        
OUTCOME:Total Victory
STATISTICS:
Axis
Allied
Player Name:
AI
JB
Experience Bonus:
0
0
Play Balance:
0
0
Men OK
211
Tot. Casualties
240
55
Men KIA
77
12
Men Captured
72
0
Mortars Dest.
2
0
Guns Dest.
Pillboxes Dest.
Vehicles Dest.
13
4
Aircraft Dest.
POINTS:
Axis
Allied
Flags Held:
0
300
Enemy Casualties:
456
2131
Prisoners Taken:
670
Exited Troops:
Scenario Bonus:
FINAL SCORE:
13%
87%

Well, it is over. Here is the end screen shot.


--------------------
"...and we will attack valiantly and be butchered valiantly, and afterward men will thump their chests and say what a brave charge it was." (Brig. Gen. John Buford in The Killer Angels, by Michael Shaara)
JOHN BUFORD
Supreme Tester

Member #3014
Joined: Dec 2005
Ratings: 2 / 0 / 0
Discussions: 254
Post #8   2579 days, 6 hours, 21 minutes, 30 seconds ago        
The west end of the bridge is not at the same height as the road. Vehicles coming off the bridge take this big drop, and then they sit for several seconds. Please fix.
--------------------
"...and we will attack valiantly and be butchered valiantly, and afterward men will thump their chests and say what a brave charge it was." (Brig. Gen. John Buford in The Killer Angels, by Michael Shaara)
JOHN BUFORD
Supreme Tester

Member #3014
Joined: Dec 2005
Ratings: 2 / 0 / 0
Discussions: 254
Post #7   2579 days, 6 hours, 21 minutes, 58 seconds ago        


Turn 25: Probably should not have German and Allied reinforcement appear on the same turn. On turn 25, I got my valentines, and immediately said, “uh-oh” better back off with my armour (Stuarts) and sure enough, in roll a couple of Panzers on that turn. I don’t know if Turn 25 is their slot or not, but if it is, I would have them appear on a different turn. If you want to make it easy on the player, have them come earlier, so I can ambush them. If you really want to put a twist on it, have them come later, so the player will have his Valentines banging away and then “BOOM” in roll the panzers on your flank.

Your call.

--------------------
"...and we will attack valiantly and be butchered valiantly, and afterward men will thump their chests and say what a brave charge it was." (Brig. Gen. John Buford in The Killer Angels, by Michael Shaara)
JOHN BUFORD
Supreme Tester

Member #3014
Joined: Dec 2005
Ratings: 2 / 0 / 0
Discussions: 254
Post #6   2579 days, 6 hours, 23 minutes, 3 seconds ago        
Farmyard, notes.

You need to indicate “stick to scenario default” on first page of briefing. Critical. Many players want to know this right off the bat.

Should indicate in the briefing from which direction the reinforcement column is expected.

On the map, with labels, you should put in where the reinforcement column is expected.

Since Jerry is expected from the East, I would at least have all the British units facing East in the start-up view. Seems like they were all looking the wrong way.

Here is my setup:



Wait a minute? Is it the Germans coming from the East, or my reinforcement column? The way you have written the briefing, it implies the Germans are coming from the East but on Turn 6 they appear from the south/southwest. This is bad because my entire defensive scheme is now facing the wrong way.

By turn 10 it is readily apparent that I am facing the wrong way. I blame the briefing for this. you need to at least give the player explicit instructions: “The reinforcement column will be arriving from the East. The German are known to be on the West side of the river, but whether they will attack from the north, south or west is impossible to know. Set up your defences accordingly!” Something like this.

As it is, my entire scenario is messed up now. But I will give it a try anyway.

--------------------
"...and we will attack valiantly and be butchered valiantly, and afterward men will thump their chests and say what a brave charge it was." (Brig. Gen. John Buford in The Killer Angels, by Michael Shaara)
JOHN BUFORD
Supreme Tester

Member #3014
Joined: Dec 2005
Ratings: 2 / 0 / 0
Discussions: 254
Post #5   2579 days, 6 hours, 24 minutes, 46 seconds ago        
I will post my review, THEN read the other comments...
--------------------
"...and we will attack valiantly and be butchered valiantly, and afterward men will thump their chests and say what a brave charge it was." (Brig. Gen. John Buford in The Killer Angels, by Michael Shaara)
MARX
Member

Member #8910
Joined: Apr 2009
Ratings: 0 / 0 / 0
Discussions: 12
Post #4   2580 days, 19 hours, 37 minutes, 58 seconds ago        
Thanks for your review stoat,

By if I had a bigger map do you think it would be better if I moved the allies reinforcements further away from the farmhouse and the bridges, or should I do the axis as well?

If I had less infantry should it be a company max for a scenario of this size?

Cheers,
Marx
STOAT
Member

Member #2964
Joined: Dec 2005
Ratings: 1 / 0 / 0
Discussions: 4
Post #3   2580 days, 21 hours, 59 minutes, 51 seconds ago        
Allied vs AI, no experience bonus because this was my first go at CMAK in many months.

I had no idea where the enemy would come from at the start, so I chose a couple of defensible positions for my platoons and hoped to hold out until reinforcements showed up. One platoon and the Company HQ went in the scattered trees to the west of the house, in positions as reverse-sloped as possible. The other platoon went into the scattered trees at the north end of the setup zone, along with a PIAT. Both platoons were oriented to the west, because that's how they started, so I took the chance. The second PIAT was placed in the rough terrain by the southern road entrance. I basically prayed there would be no axis tanks until mine showed up, and placed the PIATs at the only gaps at the fence to deal with light armor. The two Brens went on the upper floor of the house.

Armored cars popped up nine minutes in to the SW of the house. infantry followed from the west shortly thereafter. A few turns after that, more German infantry showed up on the knob to the north of the fence. The platoon positioned to the west of the house bore the brunt of the German attack, but stopped it short. One squad was too exposed, and six men were captured. But the attacker suffered far more heavily, and the second platoon delivered some flanking fire. A trio of armored cars moved towards the southern gap in the fence, and eventually took out both Brens and a PIAt with no loss to themselves.

When the Stuarts showed up, I placed them on the ridge east of the bridge to cover the Kangaroos while they delivered the motor platoon to the knob north of the house. The motor platoon mopped up in no time, taking about 10 prisoners. The Stuarts moved across the bridge, and swept around the fence to roll up the German infantry, causing a lot of havoc. Two armored cars were knocked out, and more prisoners taken, but two Stuarts went down to the gun halftracks, and then the third was obliterated by Pz IVs.

German infantry started pouring back over the fence as the Valentines arrived. Three stayed on the ridge to provide cover fire, and knocked out two Pz IVs in the course of the next five turns. One rifle platoon went over the northern bridge in due time, while the other two went over the southern bridge. The other platoon ov Vals moved to hull down positions by the knob. One Val dueled with the last Pz IV and lost a crewman to a hit, but knocked ou the panzer. Then it was just a matter of pushing the tanks forward into the defense line.

I lost almost all of one airborne platoon, but the second platoon took only two casualties, and casualties in the motor platoon and one rifle platoon were similarly light. The other two rifle platoons never fired a shot. The Germans surrendered for an 85-15 Total Victory.

I really liked the map, but I feel it's too small for the forces engaged. I definitely should have given the computer an experience bonus, and that would have made teh scenario harder by a fair margin, and the Germans likely would have taken the house, but with all of the infantry I had at my disposal I just as likely would have taken it back. As I said, the map is great, and I think with less infantry and slightly less armor, this could make for a knock-down, drag-out H2H fight.
--------------------
HORST
Junior Tester

Member #5535
Joined: Dec 2006
Ratings: 2 / 0 / 0
Discussions: 59
Post #2   2584 days, 18 hours, 46 minutes, 33 seconds ago        
CEB+2, tactical victory.

Ok screnario.
My 2 airbourne platoons just couldn´t hold the farmhouse. I had one platoon scattered around the farmhouse and second platoon inside the house. I could have mounted a better defence but I didn´t know if I were surrounded or not. Piats were badly positioned and they nailed only one halftrack. Frown

When first reinfs arrived farmhouse was lost. Stuarts and Kangaroos were sent to the north from the farmhouse. Stuarts did ok and forced Jerrys armour to disengage. Mechanized platoon could not hold the line for long and in the end it was just 2 Sturts that were holding the line. One Stuart was lost to support halftracks HC-round. Kangaroos were sent to the back to wait more reinfs.

When the rest of my reinfs arrived I decided that my main assault should come from the east with two platoons and one platoon (with two squads) launches a supprise attack with Kangaroos from the west. Tanks are supporting from the north and south.

It toke some time to march that company to the positions but all managed to cross that bridge at east well enough. I feared that Jerrys Hmg:s or halftracks from the farmhouse could have a nice LOS to the bridge. Where is Jerrys reinfs?

My Kangaroos find them soon enough while unloading men to Jerrys back. I lost two Kangaroos to Jerrys armour but luckily they managed to unload all their men. Remaining Kangaroos disengaged.

It was easy to take back the farmhouse with all that firepower. Got some prisoners too. One Stuart was lost to Jerrys hand-granade. Valentine toke two hand-granades but no damage was reported. Farmhouse... or rubble is ours once again!!! Big Grin

Axis counter-attack was fierce. I had one tank-platoon covering the southern approaches but they were taken by supprice with a hail of schreck-rockets from the woods. Two tanks were lost in a single turn. Luckily I had positioned one tank further back to guard the crossroad. One tank was allso lost in the north in a shoot-out with Jerrys armour.
Jerry is coming from the woods but I think I can hold the ground.

Game ends at turn 42.

Hmm...
I like it. AI kept me busy all the time and map is large enough to support different type of strategies. Good job!

Some minor recomendatios:
-British paras could be more experienced. Two lmg-teams could allso be handy.
-More turns, 45+ should be enough.
-Axis armour must be upgraded. It is May 1944. They should have better armour than Pz4F2. Some type of Pz4 with green front-armour should be good enough. They are facing 6 good British tanks.

Keep up the good work. Smile
Cheriooo!!!
MARX
Member

Member #8910
Joined: Apr 2009
Ratings: 0 / 0 / 0
Discussions: 12
Post #1   2585 days, 12 hours, 57 minutes, 57 seconds ago        
Scenario discussion area for Farmyard Siege

 

Home :: Join :: Author's Login :: Modfy Your Profile :: Who's Who? :: Chat :: Help/About :: Reference Material :: VL Planner :: Contact
Opponent Finder :: Scenario Finder :: Scenario Upload :: Scenario Design Tips :: Research Area :: Scenario Discussion :: Map Finder :: Map Upload

Combat Mission - Beyond Overlord/Barbarossa To Berlin/Afrika Korps is a registered trademark of Battlefront.com
Advanced Squad Leader is a trademark of Avalon Hill Games, Inc., a Hasbro affiliate
Additional Material, Copyright ©2016 Gary Krockover

Log In