How the Allies outmaneuvered German Armies trapping them in the Falaise Pocket.Situation on 7th of August 1944: British and Canadian troops had tied down elite German formations near Caen while the entire US Third Army had broken through from Normandy to Brittany via Avranches.However, German HQ realized that by advancing just 30 km (20 miles) from Mortain to Avranches they could cut off the First and Third US Army -- as Germans had fortified all the port cities, the Allied supply logistics still relied on Normandy beaches.This was a lot to ask from weary German units, but this was the absolutely last chance to contain the Allied landings in Normandy area, maybe even pushing the Allies back into the ocean, and ultimately change the course of the war.Surely throwing 8 battle-hardened Panzer and Waffen SS Divisions against a small sector of the front line could push it forward a short distance of 30 km? In addition Germans committed all their Luftwaffe reserves into this undertaking, named Operation Lttich.The Allies realized that if they could contain this last German attempt to take the initiative in Normandy and swing around the American forces which had broken through, they might be able to encircle the 7th German Army and the Fifth Panzer Army in the Falaise area.The only one thing was sure: At the end of this maneuvering either several German or American armies would be cut off and that side would suffer losses measured in hundreds of thousands of men - the scale so far unprecedented on WWII Western Front.
+ Thanks to all the in-built variation and the game's smart AI technology, each game provides a unique war gaming experience.In order to be a victorious general, you must learn to coordinate your attacks in two ways. First, as adjacent units give support to an attacking unit, keep your units in groups in order to gain local superiority. Secondly, it is rarely the best idea to use brute force when it is possible to encircle the enemy and cut off its supply lines instead.If you want to test this WWII game, a free 20-turn version is also available