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Crete
Crete
General information
Date 1941
Theatre North Africa
Belligerents 800px-Flag of German Reich (1935–1945).svg Germany vs GB Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
Game Type Conquest
Style Infantry vs Infantry
Flags Maleme Aerodrome
Chania
Suda Bay
Hill 107
British Rear Guard
Crete minimap


On 20 May 1941, the German Fallschirmjägers are preparing the first airborne invasion to the Island of Crete under the code-name Unternehmen Merkur ("Operation Mercury"). The Battle of Crete was unprecedented in three respects: it was the first-ever mainly airborne invasion, it was the first time the Allies made significant use of intelligence from the deciphered German Enigma code and it was the first time invading German troops encountered mass resistance from a civilian population. In light of the heavy casualties suffered by the parachutists, Adolf Hitler forbade further large scale airborne operations. However, the Allies were impressed by the potential of paratroopers, and started to build their own airborne divisions.

The map Crete is a hilly island neabry the town Chania and the Maleme Aerodrome. The Germans must capture five flags, located in numerous places. The Germans may make use of the Gigant transport aircrafts, to let fly over their fallschirmjägers and tanks to the mainland. However, the British defend Crete with light and medium tanks, suchs as the Matilda II, and with a Bofor battery on the hill. It is bether for the Germans that the fallschirmjägers capture the Bofor battery, by jumping from the plane. When the Bofor battery is captured, German tanks can be placed on ground with the support of the Luftwaffe with Stuka's and with fighter aircrafts.


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