Sea Lion, The Landings at Hawkinge (September 1940)

Background Operation Sea Lion, also written as Operation Sealion (German: Unternehmen Seelöwe) was Nazi Germany’s code name for the plan for an invasion of the United Kingdom during the Battle of Britain in the Second World War. Following the Fall of France, Adolf Hitler, hoped the British government would seek a peace agreement and he Read More…

Operation Hercules, Third Battle, (Mid 1942)

Background Operation Herkules was the German code-name given to a planned but never-executed Italo-German invasion of Malta during World War II (the Italian code-name was Operazione C3). Through combined air and sea landings, the Axis powers hoped to eliminate Malta as a British air and naval base and secure an uninterrupted flow of supplies across Read More…

Crete (1941)

“The Battle of Crete (Unternehmen Merkur) was fought during World War II on the Greek island of Crete. It began on the morning of 20 May 1941, when Nazi Germany began an airborne invasion of Crete. Greek forces and other Allied forces, along with Cretan civilians, defended the island. After one day of fighting, the Read More…

Attack on Ponte dei Malati Bridge

As part of our regular Flames of War Friday game, we chose to play a historically based scenario representing the British attack on Ponte dei Malati Bridge. Background:  During July 13th, 1943, the British Commandos were assigned the task of landing in the Bay of Agnone, behind enemy lines, to capture the Ponte dei Malati Read More…