Germany Invades Britain!
It was the summer of 1940. The Germans had already marched across France in a spectacular victory. Now the Wehrmacht faced Britain, with only the English Channel between them.
The British Army had been rescued by the miracle at Dunkirk but, as a result of abandoning much of its equipment in France, was a poorly equipped, disorganized force, backed up by untried reserves along with some under trained Canadian and ANZAC units. The Germans facing them were the juggernaut that had won victory after stunning victory, were full of confidence, and had a proven panzer arm—lacked experience in amphibious operations.
Sealion ‘40 explores “what if” the RAF had been beaten in the Battle of Britain and events had transpired to create conditions where Hitler might have launched Operation Sealion – the invasion of Great Britain.
A Panzer Campaigns First
The previous 17 titles in this award-winning series have focused on historical campaigns that were planned and executed across Europe & Africa – but this is the first venture into a purely hypothetical campaign. With that said, the core game is based solidly on historical plans that the Germans had in place under consideration of execution. Additionally the OOB’s are based on the actual forces available to the combatants at the time. This is alternative history at its best!
Sealion ‘40 features the familiar Panzer Campaigns interface and game scale: one hex represents 1 kilometer and each turn is 2 hours. The main campaign takes place on a 340 x 180 hex map of the southeastern English coastline, from Ipswich in the north to Weymouth in the south. Hundreds of English hamlets will be the scene of house-to-house and cottage-to-cottage fighting as the British people defend their homeland from the invaders.
Sealion ‘40 also features several scenarios specially optimized for Human vs. Human play, and others specifically for play against the computer AI
A total of 25 scenarios are included ranging from small 10 turns actions covering a snapshot of the action to the monster 378 full campaign game
The September Sealion CG is based on historical German plans while the July CG with Strategy Operations is less historical but makes for a great play with a lot of variations in the CG and with that replayablity
Gamers can use Normal (AI) play, play by e-mail (PBEM), LAN & Internet “live” play, and two-player hotseat
Other scenarios include battles for Eastborne, Ashford, Dorking, Maidstone, Reading, and many more.
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