LCP's The Steelworks
Steelworks Front

George Kelln over at Lone Canuck Publishing has just dropped another “Tactical Scenario Pack” titled The Steelworks. This time we’re near Caen, France approximately a month after the allied invasion of Normandy of June, 1944. Here are some details directly from George’s website, and you can find the unpacking video at the bottom of the page.

Content includes:

  • one 35″ x 27″ map with one inches hexes
  • one countersheet with 140 x 1/2″ counters
  • the Steelworks Special Rules including for Luftwaffen troops and British Pipers
  • five ASL scenarios

StW 1 – Secure the Crossroads: To provide a foothold from which to launch the attack into the Steelworks, the 5th Black Watch was tasked with conducting a night attack to capture the crossroads northeast of the factory.

StW 2 – “Hunt the Hun”: While the 5th Black Watch was securing the crossroads, to the west the 1st Gordons were fighting their way through Colombelles, clearing the town in the face of stiffening German resistance.

StW 3 – Tiger Attack: By first light the 5th Black Watch had secured the train garages and gained a foothold in the northern perimeter of the factory grounds. Suddenly the air was filled with the sound of “moaning minnies” and out of the factory rumbled Tiger tanks!

StW 4 – Knock them Down! With Monty himself directing the smokestacks of the Colombelles Steelworks to be knocked down, the plan called for the British 153rd Brigade to dart in, blow up the stacks, and be back by lunch. This plan couldn’t have turned out worst.

StW 5 – Securing the Steelworks: The Canadians’ part of Operation GOODWOOD was known as ATLANTIC and it involved the capturing of the Steelworks that had thwarted the British a week earlier. Late in the afternoon, just as a rain shower began, the Canadian 8th Brigade stepped off and headed for the towering smokestacks of the factory.

The Norman city of Caen and the airfield of Carpiquet were important targets on D-Day. The British and Canadian troops that landed on Sword and Juno Beaches were tasked with capturing these vital objects. The British and Canadian troops did not get that far on D-Day. Carpiquet would finally be captured on 8 July during Operation WINDSOR with Caen falling the following day during Operation CHARNWOOD.

The Steelworks includes 5 tactical scenarios (3 small, and 2 large), 1 map of the industrial area around Colombelles, and XXX counters representing new units used in the pack.

LCP's The Steelworks
Steelworks Map

 

The icing on the cake? Those new units include … Pipers! Yes, The Steelworks has Piper units!

Pipers!      Pipers!

You can order The Steelworks from LCP here.

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