A Return to the Century
It took six years of treading water as a Trial event, but
Fortress Europa returned to the Century with a full field
of competitors for a four-round tournament. And they said it
couldn't be done ...
After four rounds of battle, the title became a family affair
with the Frisby brothers squaring off for the crown. The Allies
invaded in the 7th Army District, taking St. Malo on a 4-1 plus
2 attack and placing their mulberry in the rough hex closest
to St. Malo. They destroyed four German units on the coast, and
a 2-1 attack by two airborne divisions retreated two armor divisions
deployed next to St. Malo. The Allies began to advance toward
Cherbourg and Caen. The Germans airlifted a
paratroop division into Cherbourg and reinforced Lorient and
St. Nazaire with the two armor units that retreated from the
area near St. Malo. German reinforcements converged on the 7th
Army district. The Germans attacked the units approaching Cherbourg
at 4-1 using ground support. This attack failed to destroy the
Allied units, but did allow the Germans to screen
Cherbourg and thereby prevent a June II first impulse Allied
assault on the key port. On June II the Allies fanned out from
their beachhead, occupying Caen and three other unfortified cities
in the district. The Allies attacked but failed to take St. Nazaire
on a 3-1. The Germans launched a counterattack which took back
one city and destroyed General Montgomery's HQ, the only Allied
HQ in France. On June III there was a storm, and the Allies could
not land another HQ. Most Allied units moved into cities to remain
in supply, enabling the Germans to advance toward St. Malo. On
June IV the Allies failed to take Cherbourg on a 4-1 attack.
The Germans advanced closer to St. Malo and took back another
city. On July I there was another storm which prevented the Allies
from advancing or attacking Cherbourg at high odds.
On July II the Germans countered most of the Allies' tactical
air support, preventing them from attacking Cherbourg at high
odds. By this time the Allies controlled only two cities: St.
Malo and Caen. The Germans parachuted a 6-4 into Cherbourg to
reinforce the garrison. On July III the Allies failed to take
Cherbourg at 3-1, and their paratroop drop and other attacks
failed to take any cities. Robert's Germans had won the day.