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Re: F|H Opens New FH2 Campaign - Prone to Storms
« Reply #45 on: 07-03-2013, 13:03:33 »


This map will be played FRIDAY 8th of March at 19hGMT

FH2 Campaign #13 - Hall of Fame: Prone to Storms

Vavouledo Canyon



"All the Allied defenses around Maleme and Chania have collapsed and the Commonwealth's HQ has ordered the evacuation of Crete on May the 26th. The Germans are chasing the British defenders of Maleme before they reach the port of Paleochora at the South.
During the night of the 27th of May, the Allied troops feel secure in Vavouledo Canyon at Lefka Mountains after loosing contact earlier this day with the German mountaineer troops. They don't know that their chasers haven't stopped to rest for the night..."




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Re: F|H Opens New FH2 Campaign - Prone to Storms
« Reply #46 on: 08-03-2013, 16:03:42 »

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Re: F|H Opens New FH2 Campaign - Prone to Storms
« Reply #47 on: 18-03-2013, 10:03:55 »
Vehicles are no longer teamlocked.  ;)
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Re: F|H Opens New FH2 Campaign - Prone to Storms
« Reply #48 on: 12-04-2013, 18:04:12 »


This map will be played Today at 19h

FH2 Campaign #13 - Hall of Fame: Prone to Storms

Catania



"The British forces in Sicily are desperately trying to reach Messina before the Americans and are ready to risk in order to accomplish that. On their way to the city of Catania, they will have to cross the Simeto River. Capturing the Primosole Bridge intact is vital, so that their tanks can cross the river fast. A large airborne operation is taking place right above the Axis defenders at the Bridge in the 14th of July. The Germans are aware of the importance of Primosole Bridge and have their mechanized reserves in the area, as it is expected for the Allied armoured forefront to reach the battlefield once the bridge is captured. "




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Re: F|H Opens New FH2 Campaign - Prone to Storms
« Reply #49 on: 12-04-2013, 19:04:02 »



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Re: F|H Opens New FH2 Campaign - Prone to Storms
« Reply #50 on: 12-04-2013, 19:04:12 »
So......

I need to register to be able to download the maps?

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Re: F|H Opens New FH2 Campaign - Prone to Storms
« Reply #51 on: 12-04-2013, 19:04:03 »
Yes, you have to join the tournament.

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Re: F|H Opens New FH2 Campaign - Prone to Storms
« Reply #52 on: 19-04-2013, 15:04:30 »


This map will be played Today at 19h

FH2 Campaign #13 - Hall of Fame: Prone to Storms

Etna Line



"July 31st, 1943. The Axis armies in Sicily are withdrawing through the port of Messina to the Italian mainland. All that stands between the retreating Axis forces and the advancing Allied armies is the 15th Panzer Genadier Division and the 28 Infantry Division Aosta, dug in along the heavily fortified Etna Line. Considered to be one of the main anchors of the Etna Line, the Allied armies are beginning their assault on the town of Troina...

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Re: F|H Opens New FH2 Campaign - Prone to Storms
« Reply #53 on: 19-04-2013, 15:04:16 »


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Re: F|H Opens New FH2 Campaign - Prone to Storms
« Reply #54 on: 23-04-2013, 23:04:04 »
Campaign is progressing well after a few recent victories axis are right back in it.
It is not too late to sign up Axis are recruiting, English, Polish and German speakers.
Anyone needing any information ask here or PM me.

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Re: F|H Opens New FH2 Campaign - Prone to Storms
« Reply #55 on: 24-04-2013, 10:04:56 »
It is a really great campaign and it have wonderful maps.

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Re: F|H Opens New FH2 Campaign - Prone to Storms
« Reply #56 on: 26-04-2013, 13:04:27 »


This map will be played Today at 19h

FH2 Campaign #13 - Hall of Fame: Prone to Storms

Operation Avalanche




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Operation Avalanche, Battle 7

Following the defeat of the Axis Powers in North Africa, there was disagreement between the Allies as to what the next step should be. Winston Churchill in particular wanted to invade Italy, which in November 1942 he called the soft underbelly of the axis (and General Mark Clark later called one tough gut). Operation Avalanche - the main invasion at Salerno - began on 9 September 1943. The Avalanche plan was daring but flawed. On 13 September, the Germans launched their counteroffensive.

 












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Re: F|H Opens New FH2 Campaign - Prone to Storms
« Reply #57 on: 26-04-2013, 13:04:21 »
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Re: F|H Opens New FH2 Campaign - Prone to Storms
« Reply #58 on: 01-05-2013, 17:05:20 »


This map will be played this Friday at 19h

FH2 Campaign #13 - Hall of Fame: Prone to Storms

Battle of Ortona




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Battle of Ortona

By December 1943, the British Commonwealth's advance had broken through the German defences along the Moro river and now prepared to assault the area surrounding the seaside town of Ortona.

General Montgomery believed that the Germans would retreat north of Ortona, in an area where the terrain provided good natural defence positions and that the coastal city would therefore be an easy prey. Things did not turn out that way… On December 20th, the 2nd Brigade arrived near Ortona. The following day the Loyal Edmonton Regiment got as far as Piazza Vittoria at the entrance of the town. In front of them, the corso Vittorio Emanuele leading to the Piazza Municipale, the heart of the city. Narrow side streets were blocked by barricades and rubble left by the Germans. The wide-open corso, the only street that tanks could use was booby-trapped. The Canadian infantry had to clear its way through houses on the side before moving forward, a dangerous and difficult task.

The Canadians were first engaged by the 2nd Battalion of the Luftwaffe’s 3rd Parachute Regiment. This battalion bore the brunt of the defence until 24 December, by which time losses and exhaustion, added to the increasing weight of the Canadian attack, convinced General Heidrich, then commanding the 1st Parachute Division, to commit his divisional reserve, the 2nd Battalion of the 4th Parachute Regiment. The close-in nature of street fighting meant that the battle could not be controlled much above the section or squad level, and references to battalions or even companies are misleading. It is reckoned that little more than 100 paratroopers were in action in the town at any given time, with others resting in the town’s cellars and, particularly, its railway tunnels or they were re-deploying.

On December 27th, Allied Reinforcements were brought in and German paratroopers could not keep on fighting without relief. So on December 28th, they abandoned the city to the Canadians. The victory was a costly one: the Loyal Edmonton Regiment had 172 casualties, including 63 killed; the Seaforth Highlanders 103, including 41 killed. Taking into account losses by support units, the total number of Allied casualties reached 650 officers and men of all ranks.

 














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Re: F|H Opens New FH2 Campaign - Prone to Storms
« Reply #59 on: 01-05-2013, 17:05:17 »
 WOw, Ortona is looking much better than the last time I saw it played I hope you guys got the warping issues sorted out that plagued the release of the F/H italy map pack.


 On a related note, while your map description is somewhat accurate, I have a few minor quibbles about the estimated strength of the germans and their presumed rest locations.

 Advance reconnaissance of the fortifications by the Canadians actually underestimated the German presence (it was believed to be company strength plus support elements) but in the end it turned out to be an almost full strength battalion of Fallschirmjaeger's with Pionier (company sized) and Artillerie support to the tune of 2-120mm mortar and approximately 6-82mm mortar's.

 I was a 72 Seaforth highlander for 5 years and many of the men who fought there and their Loyal Eddie counterparts have related many stories of the artillery fire being non-stop and extremely well-sighted as the german's had actually pre-fixed their mortars by preliminary targetting of the civilian population with a focus upon strategic chokepoints that were heavily defended by elevated German MG positions supported by sniper nests.

 With respect to the rest and recuperation points, the Germans actually encamped to the north of the town in a series of farms and their intelligent battalion commander saw fit to retreat his forces every evening so that his men were in tip-top fighting condition the following day. The cellars of the Old town being a presumed safe location has become an urban myth as they were crammed full of civilians who for the most part, never saw fit to actually evacuate the town of Ortona when given the likely signs of imminent invasion. (stubborn Italian's)

 finally, (I kind of apologize for text-walling), the Allied tanks while prevented from accessing the main roads did actually enjoy a fair degree of movement within the town itself (along side streets) and were actually crucial to the resupply strategy of the Canadian's by being employed as mobile pillboxes, ammo re-supply points and as medical evacuation ambulances. The success of this idea is actually part and parcel to the later development of the Kangaroos and other Heavy armoured APC during the campaign's of 1944 in North-Western Europe.

 For the Canadian elements, command and control was at the battalion level for the entire battle but company commanders were given extreme latitude in achieving their objectives which is the reason why many historical accounts attribute leadership to have been exercised at the unit and sub-unit levels.


 I wish all competitors in this upcoming fight all the best and this proud Canadian wishes that I could take part but unfortunately Friday Fh battles are held at an hour which is completely incompatible with work and school schedules due to the timezone changes.


 Fingers crossed that you guys do another Italy map pack release someday so the FH2 pubbies can enjoy your hard-earned creations. (and perhaps bring you a new whack of recruits)

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