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By Mike Haught and Wayne Turner
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No. 4 Commando
No. 3 Commando
Green Beach
Blue Beach
Pourville
Radar Station
Main Dieppe Beach
White
Beach
Red
Beach
Varengeville
Varengeville
Battery
Group One
Group Two
Dieppe
Yellow Beach 1
Yellow Beach 2
Petit
Berneval
Goebbel
Battery
Berneval
OperatiOn Jubilee
The Raid on dieppe,
FRance, 19 augusT 1942
Te Dieppe raid has gone down in history as a tragic military
blunder. Te lack of proper intelligence on the German
defences and inefective preparatory bombing and bombard-
ment meant the troops came ashore against withering fre.
Despite this the Dieppe raid did have some successes includ-
ing some epic struggles against extreme odds, which led to
some tremendous acts of heroism and bravery.
Te Dieppe raid, code named Operation Jubilee, was
launched on 19 August after several delays and a cancellation.
It was conceived as part of on going raids of diferent sizes
(and was the largest such) along the French coast. Tese raids
aimed to test and reconnoitre the German coastal defences.
Te raid was supported by eight destroyers of the Royal Navy
and the fghters and bombers of the RAF.
Most of the troops taking part in the raid were Canadian.
Te Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, Essex Scottish,
Fusiliers Mont-Royal, Royal Regiment of Canada, South
Saskatchewan, Cameron Highlanders of Canada regiments
and the 14
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Canadian Army Tank (Calgary) Regiment
all took part in the raid. Also involved were Nos. 3 and
4 Commando of the British Army, the Royal Marine A
Commando, 18 inter-allied French Commandos and 50 US
Rangers. Te total force was just under 5000 strong.
Te raid opened with a short bombardment from the 4.5”
guns of the Royal Navy Destroyers. It was hoped that by
not engaging in a prolonged bombardment and bombing of
Dieppe the element of surprise would be retained. Te RAF
was to supply air cover and gain air superiority over Dieppe.
Both these assumptions were to prove woefully inadequate.
Te destroyers became involved in a short exchange with a
German convoy, which alerted the Germans on shore some-
thing was a foot, and the bombardment did little in the way
of damage to the German positions. On top of this, the RAF
fghters did not have enough fuel to stay above Dieppe for
any length of time. Terefore both surprise and air cover
were limited.
The assaulTs
Te raid wasn’t just an attack on the town of Dieppe. It also
included several landings on the fanks. Te aims of the raid
were to seize and hold the port for a short period, to gather
intelligence from prisoners and captured materials, and to
test the German reaction. Te Allies also wanted to destroy
German coastal defences, port structures, and all strategic
buildings. Flank attacks were to seize the headlands. To this
was added an attack on a German HQ and an airfeld further
inland.
Blue Beach
Te Royal Regiment of Canada landed at Blue Beach near
Puys, but delays meant advantages of surprise and darkness
were lost by the time they landed. Sixty German defenders
were able to hold the Canadians on the beach. Tey were
joined by several platoons from the Black Watch of Canada,
but they weren’t able to free themselves from the beach. Te
Canadians lost 225 men killed and 264 surrendered on this
beach, with only 33 men evacuated back to England.
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On the other side of Dieppe at Pourville (Green Beach)
the South Saskatchewan Regiment and the Queen’s Own
Cameron Highlanders of Canada landed with few losses.
Te South Saskatchewans advanced on Dieppe, but they
were stopped short of their objective by German defenders,
as were Camerons. Both regiments were forced to withdraw
and sufering casualties in the process. Landing craft crews
managed to evacuate 341 men to the fotilla, leaving the rest
to surrender as the Germans closed in on the beach. 141
men were killed. Te South Saskatchewan Regiment’s com-
mander, Lieutenant Colonel Charles Cecil Ingersoll Merritt,
was awarded the Victoria Cross for his gallantry during the
battle, despite being captured along with many of his men.
Part of the purpose in landing in Green Beach was to
gather intelligence on the German radar station on the
clif-top just to the east of the town of Pourville. RAF Flight
Sergeant Jack Nissenthall, a radar specialist who had also
completed Commando training, was attached to the South
Saskatchewans and assigned to investigate. Strong defence
prevented Nissenthall and his Saskatchewan bodyguards
from entering the radar station, but he was able to crawl up
to the rear of the station under fre and cut the telephone
wires leading to it. Tis forced the German crew inside to
use radio to talk to their commanders, allowing the trans-
missions to be intercepted by listening posts on the south
coast of England. Te Allies learnt a great deal about the
German radar arrays along the channel coast because of this.
Nissenthall escaped back to England.
dieppe
Dieppe itself was attacked from three points. Te Essex
Scottish Regiment landing at the eastern Red Beach, Te
Royal Hamilton Light Infantry at the western White Beach
and 14
th
Canadian Army Tank Regiment (Calgary Regiment)
in the centre. Te frst units of the Royal Hamilton
Light Infantry and Essex Scottish stormed ashore around
0530 hours, 10 to 15 minutes after the bombardment had
ceased, more than enough time for the defenders to recover.
As soon as the Hamilton Light Infantry had landed they
came under intense fre from the German defenders. Te pre-
liminary bombardment from the destroyers had done little
to silence the Germans. Te Hamiltons had to withstand
the withering fre laid down by the Germans for 15 minutes
before the frst wave of Churchills arrived. Te Hamiltons
became pinned down on the beach and were unable to make
progress until the landing of reinforcements further down
the beach allowed them a respite.
Communications were fragmentary throughout the raid and
the reserves were committed to the Dieppe beach at around
0700 hours based on little understanding of the unfolding
events. 584 men of Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal took fre during
their landing on the beach. Te other part of the reserve
comprised 369 men of Royal Marine A Commando. Tey
were ordered to White Beach to support if possible. Te frst
of their craft landed under withering machine gun fre. Teir
commander, Lieutenant Colonel Joseph ‘Tiger’ Phillips, sig-
nalled the order to his landing craft to withdraw, but he was
hit and killed in the process. However, all but one saw the
signal and withdrew, though several craft were already hit.
Te Commandos that landed could not advanced more than
a few yards once ashore.
At 0720 hours the Hamiltons stormed the fortifed casino,
with the aid of engineers and small parties of the just landed
Fusiliers Mont-Royal, taking out the German guns and posi-
tions inside. Several parties then started making their way
into the town.
Of the 30 tanks landed in the frst wave, only 15 managed to
make it of the beach and cross the anti-tank ditch and the
seawall onto the promenade between the seawall and the frst
row of town buildings. Te beach at Dieppe was made up
of chert, a type of smooth rounded shingle that proved very
difcult going for the Churchill tanks. Te tanks would slide
around or the chert would become lodged in between road
wheels and tracks immobilising them or throwing tracks.
Tey came under fre from pillboxes and the guns of fanking
clif-top positions, and they were brought to a complete stop
by anti-tank walls blocking the street exits from the prom-
enade. Te engineers were unable to clear these obstacles
because of heavy fre.
Fighting continued on the promenade for several hours, but
with many troops pinned down on the beach and no further
progress made into the town, the order to withdraw was
issued at 1050 hours, less that six hours after the frst troops
had landed. Some Churchill tanks were able to return to the
beach to cover the withdrawal.
Te landing craft returned to the beaches under smoke and
RAF fghter cover. Evacuation took place in confusion with
fghting still on going. By 1220 hours, landing craft could
no longer make the beaches. Te destroyer HMS Calpe
made a last evacuation attempt at 1248 hours before the feet
returned to England. Te Dieppe raid was over. 3,367 men,
including 2,752 Canadians remained on the beaches, dead
or as prisoners.
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Canadian soldiers established an outstanding record in the
First World War where the Canadian Corps was used as
an elite assault unit. When the Second World War began,
thousands volunteered for a new Canadian Corps.
By the middle of 1942, three Canadian infantry divisions,
a Canadian armoured division, and a Canadian army tank
brigade were all training in Britain. Te 2
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Canadian
Infantry Division conducted the one-day raid on the port
of Dieppe in August 1942, sufering heavy losses before
returning to training.
Canadian forces use all of the British special rules on pages 171
to 175 of the rule book except the British Bulldog special rule.
In addition they have their own Assault Troops and Woodsmen
special rules.
Canadian SpeCial ruleS
Te forces in this intelligence Briefng use the following
special rules in addition to the British special rules on pages
171 to 175 of the rulebook. In addition, the Canadian Tank
Company and Rife Company use the Canadian rules below,
and the British Commando uses the Commando rules on
page 17.
naval gunFiRe suppoRT
Te Royal Navy provided direct fre support to the Canadians
and British commandos at Dieppe from their destroyers
sitting just of shore.
A Dieppe raid force may have naval gunfre support (NGFS)
from warships of shore at a cost of 150 points.
If you have Naval Gunfre support, your force will feld
an NGFS Observer Rife Team. It is an Observer team for
an artillery battery of four Confdent Trained naval guns
sitting of table using the Across the Volga Rules (see page
225 of the rule book). Tey do not have a Staf team.
Weapon Range ROF Anti-Tank Firepower
4” naval guns 72”/180cm - 4 4+
Fixed mounT
As the Churchill I Oke fame-thrower was attached to the
side of the tank it had to be aimed by turning the tank
towards the target.
Te Oke fame-thrower can only be fred if no other weapons
have fred during the turn. It can only be fred once during
the game.
However, it does not sufer penalties of dangerous empty
fuel tanks like other fame-thrower vehicles, as the actual
amount of fuel carried was small. Churchill I Oke tanks
are not efected by the Fuel Tanks special rule (see page 84
of the rulebook).
iT’s a Raid, noT an invasion
Te plan for the Dieppe Raid was for the British and
Canadian forces to penetrate inland as far as the airfeld
behind the town. Tis called for aggressive tactics against
the defending German troops. However, once the objectives
had been secured and intelligence gathered, the force was
to withdraw to the beach and re-board their landing craft
before any German counterattack could be mobilised.
Dieppe Rife Company or Commando forces are always the
attacker in missions using the Defensive Battle special rule
when fghting another infantry company.
SpeCial ruleS
assaulT TRoops
Te Canadians have maintained their enviable reputation as
aggressive assault troops.
Canadian Platoons do not use the British Bulldog special
rule. Instead any Canadian Platoon may re-roll failed
Motivation tests to rally from being Pinned Down or to
remount Bailed Out vehicles.
Woodsmen
Although Canada has been settled for centuries, it was not
until the Nineteenth Century that its population underwent
signifcant growth and it remains a largely rural country.
Canadian Platoons use the German Mission Tactics special
rule.
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chuRchill i oke Flame-Tank
Te Oke was a Churchill I with a fame-thrower
replacing its hull mounted 3” inch close support
gun. It got its name from its designer, Major
J.M. Oke.
Te design was basically a Churchill tank ftted
with Ronson fame-throwing equipment. A tank
containing the fame fuel was ftted at the rear, with
a pipe from it leading along and through the left-hand
track guard to the inside front of it. Te fame-thrower was
operated by the hull machine-gunner.
Te Churchill Oke was the frst Churchill to be ftted with fame equipment. Te range of the Oke fame-thrower was
40 to 50 metres.
Tree Churchill I’s that were equipped with the Oke fame-thrower system at Dieppe. All three were crewed by 8 Troop, B
Squadron, 14
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Army Tank Regiment (Te Calgary Regiment), and were carried on TLC-3 (Tank Landing Craft) No 159.
Te three Churchill I Oke tanks were:
Landingcraft Name WDNumber TurretNumber Commander,Driver,Co-driver/MG,Gunner,Loader/radio
TLC-3 No 159 BULL T-31862 8 in a blue square Capt D. G. Purdy, Cpl W. D. Ibister, Tpr W. Stewart, Tpr L. Hudson, Tpr P.
W. Aide
TLC-3 No 159 BOAR T-32049 8 in a blue square Sgt J. Sullivan, LCpl A. A. Poirier, Tpr A. R. Birston, Tpr E. Paquette, Tpr. A.
L. Chick
TLC-3 No 159 BEETLE T-68875 8 in a blue square Lt G. L. Drysdale, Tpr R. F. Milne, Tpr R. F. Anderson, Tpr S. G. Hodgson,
Tpr B. M. Skinner
ChurChill i Oke Flame-tank
BULL was the Troop Commander’s tank and was launched prematurely and ‘drowned’ in ten feet of water approximately
100 metres of shore at the junction of Red and White Beaches.
BOAR made heavy landing from TLC-3 and knocked of the fame-thrower fuel tank on the rear, but still managed to cross
the beach and onto the promenade in the area of the casino. It remained mobile throughout the morning, before being
ordered back to the beach to cover the withdrawal. Once back on the beach BOAR took a hit and was immobilised, but
continued to act as a pillbox.
BEETLE also landed heavily and broke a pin on her right track, remaining immobilized on the shore line at the eastern end
of Red Beach. She acted as a pillbox during the battle.
Unfortunately none of the Churchill I Oke fame-tanks were able to use their fame guns during the battle.
If your end panels don’t ft exactly, still glue them in place
anyway. Ten, once the glue is dry, trim the excess of with
a sharp knife.
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modelling The chuRchill i oke
First you start with a BR070 Churchill I/II tank
model.
Materials: You will need some plastic card, 1-
1.2mm diameter brass wire, 2mm diameter
brass tubing, a pin-vice with a suitably sized
drill bits, some superglue and a hobby
knife.
All the materials should be available
from a good hobby/model store.
mOdelling the ChurChill i Oke
sTep 1
Clean up the model and trim the hooks from the hull rear so
the tank can sit fat when glued on.
Before gluing the tracks to the hull drill a hole about 3mm
deep in to the inside front guard of the left hand track. Te
hole should positioned 3mm from the guard top and 3mm
from the upper hull front. Once done assemble the Churchill
as normal.
sTep 2
While the tank’s glue it drying you can assemble the fame
fuel tank. Tis is made from plastic card (or you could
equally carve the shape from a piece of balsa or a hard lump
of putty such as milliput). I’ve made a template for the sides
and middle.
Cut two copies of the sides out from your plastic card. Te
easiest way is to print the template, cut out the paper version
then clear tape it to the plastic card and trace around it with
a shape knife, leaving a scored outline on the card.
If your plastic card is thin enough (you might like to use the
plastic from a blister pack), you can cut the middle section
out as one sheet and score the lines where the folds will be.
If you using thicker card, cut the panels out individually. For
added rigidity I added length of square plastic tubing to the
centre.
When you glue the tank to the hull upper rear, glue one last
panel 4.5mm x 15mm to the back of the tank and ft the
fame fuel tank on to it.
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sTep 5
Cut a short 2 to 3mm length of the brass piping of with a
small hack saw or clippers (if using clippers you will have to
fle the ends fat, so cut it a bit longer). Ten bore it out with
your drill so it will ft over the end of the wire.
Ten bend a short length of wire with a 90 degree angle.
Te short end should be 5mm and the longer muzzle end
10mm.
Ten superglue the short length of pipe to the long end of
the wire.
Ten glue the short end into the hole drilled earlier into the
track inside guard.
Now it is fnished and ready for painting.
sTep 3
Drill a hole in the left hand side of the fame fuel tank. Tis
will be where the fame pipe will ft. Tis is roughly in the
centre of the side panel.
Take a length of 1-1.2mm wire about 35mm long and bend it
90 degrees at each end, ensuring the gap between each bend is
18mm. Te bend for the tank end should be at least 10mm to
reach the tank, while the track end has to only be 3mm.
sTep 4
Now drill a hole in the left hand track just behind the air
intakes. Tis is where the fame pipe disappears into the track
guards, runs along the inside and reappears at the front. If
you’ve fame pipe doesn’t ft between the two holes just pull
the two ends apart out of their 90 degree angles until they
ft the holes.
sTep 6
I painted mine in Khaki Drab (Russian Uniform VP924)
and highlighted it by adding a little Buf VP976.
Te markings are as they appear on the original. Te green
over yellow box with the 175 is found on all the Churchills at
Dieppe (though I have since been informed it was probably
blue over maroon).
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Te 14
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Canadian Tank Regiment have trained hard and long in the United Kingdom.
Tey are rated as Confdent Trained and use the Canadian special rules on page 4.
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Calgary Regiment (14
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Canadian Tank Regiment) was armed
with new Churchill tanks when it was assigned to support
the men of the 2
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Canadian Infantry Division during the
Dieppe Raid. Tey landed in TLC’s (Tank Landing Craft),
Te heavy armour of the Churchill tanks means they are
virtually impervious to enemy fre. While they are a slow
tank, the Churchill tanks are able to clamber up steep slopes
the Germans thought were impassable.
However, they met their match against the seemingly
innocuous chert beach of Dieppe. Tis form of rounded
shingle provided low grip even for Churchill tanks and
clogged and broke their tracks.
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Te Oke was a Churchill I with a fame-thrower replacing its
hull mounted 3-inch close-support howitzer. It got its name
from its designer, Major J M Oke.
Tree Churchill I tanks were equipped with the Oke fame-
thrower system at Dieppe. All three were crewed by 8
Troop, B Squadron, 14
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Army Tank Regiment (Te Calgary
Regiment), Canadian Armoured Corps and were carried on
TLC-3 (Tank Landing Craft) No. 159.
which could carry three Churchill tanks each. Tirty tanks
were landed after the frst wave of infantry, while another
twenty eight were held back as a foating reserve.
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A Rifle Company must field a Company HQ and three Rifle Platoons, and may field one of each
of the Weapons Platoons shown. It may also field one Brigade and Divisional Support Platoon
from each box shown (Armour, Infantry, etc.).
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Te rifemen of the 2
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Canadian Division fought on three
diferent landing beaches during Operation Jubilee.
On Blue Beach, near Puys, the Royal Regiment of Canada
landed, supported by three platoons of the Black Watch of
Canada.
Landing at Green Beach near Pourville were the South
Saskatchewan Regiment and the Queen’s Own Cameron
Highlanders of Canada.
Te rifemen of the 2
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Canadian Division have been training
hard in Britain for a chance to get to grips with the enemy.
Operation Jubilee will fnally put them face to face with the
Germans.
Tey have prepared well, training in the latest techniques
and weapons with veteran instructors from the fghting in
North Africa. Tey are ready for action and need only the
experience of battle.
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Te Canadian 2
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Division troops are well-trained, but are lacking in experience before
landing in Dieppe. A Canadian Rife Company at Dieppe is Confdent Trained and use
the Canadian special rules on page 4.
On the main beach the Essex Scottish Regiment landed on
the east, and Te Royal Hamilton Light Infantry on the
west.
Te men of the Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal Regiment were in
the foating reserve with the Royal Marine Commandos.
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Pioneer Platoon
Subaltern
Subaltern
HQ Section
Command Pioneer
Rifle team
Pioneer Rifle team
Corporal
Assault Squad
Pioneer Rifle team
Corporal
Assault Squad
Pioneer Rifle team
Mortar Platoon
Subaltern
Subaltern
HQ Section
Command Rifle team
Sergeant
Mortar Section
3” mortar 3” mortar
Observer Rifle Team
Sergeant
Mortar Section
3” mortar 3” mortar Observer Rifle Team
Sergeant
Mortar Section
3” mortar 3” mortar
Observer Rifle Team
pioneeR plaToon
Pioneers were initially the battalion’s labourers, but also took
on the role of mine-clearing in assaults and similar work.
During the Dieppe raid it was their role to clear obstacles
that hinder the advance of the tanks and infantry deeper
into the town. For the success of the raid it was vital that
the pioneers cleared the way for the tanks to get beyond the
beachhead and further inland.
WeaPons Platoons
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2MortarSections 105 points
Te mortars are useful—they can be man-packed across
the beach and seawall, or are small enough to be fred from
behind the seawall in the frontline and not be seen.
Tis, the frst model British 3” mortar could only reach a
range of 1600 yards, but is ample range to fre from the
beach on to the German defences inland. Te 3” mortar has
a smoke round that can be used to screen the movements of
the assaulting rifemen and blind the German defenders.
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Machine-gun Platoon
Subaltern
Subaltern
HQ Section
Command Rifle team
Sergeant
Machine-gun
Section
Sergeant
Machine-gun
Section
Vickers HMG Vickers HMG Vickers HMG Vickers HMG
Naval Gun Fire Support
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Te Vickers medium machine-gun is a venerable weapon,
but the reliable Vickers gun is just what is needed at Dieppe.
A particular tactic is to group the Vickers guns and fre an
indirect barrage against enemy positions a few miles away.
Te bullets strike the area without warning, a silent killer for
any Germans in the open.
During the Dieppe raid the 2
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Canadian Division’s machine-
gun battalion was the Toronto Scottish Regiment.
Te Naval Gun Fire Support special rules are on page 4.
divisional suPPort Platoons
naval gun FiRe suppoRT
Te raid on Dieppe was supported by a fotilla under captain
John Hughes-Hallett of the Royal Navy. Eight Destroyers
and a gun boat provided the supporting fre for the landing
infantry for the 2
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Canadian Division.
naval gun FiRe suppoRT
NavalGunFireSupport 150 points
aiR suppoRT
48 Spitfre squadrons, 8 Hurricane squadrons, 2 Mustang
squadrons and 3 of the new Hawker Typhoon squadrons
provided fghter cover during Operation Jubilee.
pRioRiTy aiR suppoRT
FighterInterception 75 points
limiTed aiR suppoRT
FighterInterception 50 points
British Air Support at Dieppe can only be used for Fighter
Interception and cannot be used for Ground Attack.
See the Fighter Interception rules on page 139 of the main
rulebook.
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One of the interesting things about the Dieppe raid was the
number of smaller operations of to the sides of the main
assault. Tese ‘raids within a raid’ were launched with the
aim of preparing the way for the main assaults on the Dieppe
beachfront by knocking out guns, observation posts and
other fanking positions.
Te most successful of these side shows was the attack by No.
4 Commando on the Varengeville coastal defence battery to
the west of Dieppe.
Te 252 men of the Commando were split into two groups.
Group One landed in front of two gullies that led up to
the battery position through scrubland. Group Two landed
about 1½ miles west of Group One by the mouth of the
Saane River.
Group One, commanded by Major Derek Mills-Roberts,
consisted of the Group HQ, C Troop and 1 section of A
Troop, plus various support personnel, a total of 88 all ranks.
Group Two, commanded by the unit’s founder, Lord Lovat,
had 164 personnel made up of A (less one section), B and F
Troops, and the force HQ.
The plan
Teir objective was to destroy the battery near Varengeville to
stop it fring on the naval forces and the Canadians engaged
in the main assault on Dieppe.
Group One’s task was to penetrate from the coast and engage
and pin the Germans around the battery positions with
covering fre while Group Two moved inland to out fank the
German positions. Once in position they were to wait for a
fight of Hurricanes to make a strafng run on the battery at
Z + 90 minutes (90 minutes after their scheduled landing
time) and then assault the battery and defended positions.
Once the battery was knocked out the Commando was to
retire to the beach and withdraw.
gRoup one’s landing on Beach one
At 0430 hours No. 4 Commando hit the beach. Group
One made straight for the gullies in front of their landing
position that led of the beach, all haste was called for as
the lighthouse had shut down, indicating the raid may have
been detected.
Te landing met no resistance and the men of Group One
made for the shelter of the clifs fanking the entrance to
the gullies leading of the beach. C Troop’s leading section
reconnoitred the left gully, but found it impassable. Te
right hand gully was then checked, but also found blocked
by wire and other defensive obstacles. Te commandos used
explosives to clear the way, the sound was covered by the
German batteries fring at the incoming fotilla. Group
One, then made their way up the gully into the wood. No.
1 Section of C Troop scouted ahead and led the way into the
Varengeville Sur-Mer wood, clearing a few houses as they
went. No. 2 Section cleared the house immediately above
the beach and guarded the gully down to the beach.
Te single section of A Troop attached to Group One
worked its way behind the lighthouse and cut the observers
telephone cable running from it back to the battery. Once C
Troop had worked its way forward to the wood edge facing
the battery position, they were soon engaged in a frefght
with the Germans.
Te Group One A Troop
section then worked around
the fank of the German
positions and engaged them
from positions among the
houses. By 0540 hours all
of C Troop was in position
and pouring rife, Bren light
machine-gun, Boys anti-tank
rife and mortar fre onto the
Germans.
gRoup TWo’s
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Group Two’s landing was
not so easy. A Troop (less
the section attached to
Group One) came ashore
under fre from mortars and
machine-guns and had to
negotiate the thick barbed
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wire entanglements, sufering four casualties in the process.
Te commandos used Rabbit netting to cross the wire. Te
remainder of the Group Two, coming ashore 150 yards up
the beach from A Troop, made for the Saane River mouth,
also taking casualties. Relief came when the mortar fre lifted
to fre on the withdrawing British landing craft.
Group Two soon received an opportunity to escape the
beach. Over-fying British bombers distracted the Germans
defenders long enough for the commandos to make a rush
up to the Quiberville-St Marguerite Road. Crossing it, they
made their way along the eastern bank of the Saane River.
Te going was difcult as they moved along the river bank,
as the river had overfowed into the long grass beside it. By
this time it was 0515 hours and fully light. B Troop led
the way, followed by the Force HQ and then F Troop. Te
steep riverbanks ofered protection from the direction of St.
Marguerite, and smoke was prepared in case of fre from the
direction of Quiberville. When Group Two hit the bend in
the river they swung east towards the rear of the German
battery.
As the commandos of Group Two moved east the ground
became more open and a loose formation was adopted, the
sections moving in bounds across the open areas. As they got
closer to their objective they could here the frefght taking
place between the Germans and Group One.
At the woods to the rear of the German Battery B and F
Troops split. B Troop continued east and followed the
southern edge of the wood. Tey then split into their sections
and used fre and movement to advance through the orchard
and village. Tey silenced a machine-gun post in the process
and were soon in position to assault the battery. 95 minutes
after landing they were ready for the assault.
F Troop headed northeast towards the rear of the battery.
Using the cover of smoke they advanced from the wood
on the German positions to penetrate their wire perimeter.
Tey surprised a patrol of Germans just inside organising
an assault on C Troop from Group One. Te F Troop com-
mandos assaulted, killing them all. Once these were cleared
away, further resistance was met in and around the farm
buildings. Te fghting was ferce, but the commandos’
special combat training shone through, they proved quick
and deadly against all opposition encountered. Several more
casualties were sustained. Finally they reached their planned
start positions for the assault on the battery. Tey now laid in
wait in the ditch lining the road behind the battery’s position
for the next phase of the operation.
Te Force HQ move up between the positions of B and F
Troops, coming under fre from F Troop, but this was soon
stopped by radio calls from the HQ.
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The assaulT on The BaTTeRy
Both Group One and Two were in position for the assault
and fring on the battery. Te A Troop fghting patrol (the
section attached to Group One) continued to infict heavy
casualties on the Germans from their fank position west of
the battery.
Te planned Hurricane fight arrived on time to strafe the
battery position, unfortunately they were followed by some
FW-190 Focke-Wulf fghters who interrupted their strafng
run.
Luckily the commandos had already inficted sufcient
damage on the Germans and by 0607 hours the battery had
been silenced. Tis intense fre from Group One silenced the
forward facing machine-gun positions. Group One 2-inch
mortar rounds also detonated the German batteries cordite
dumps, stunning and burning may of the batteries crew. A
German 8cm mortar opened fre on C Troop’s position and
they took their frst casualties. Te signal for the assault was
given at Z+100.
B Troop attacked the buildings to the east of the guns while
F Troop stormed the battery position itself. F Troop rushed
across the open ground through defensive fre overrunning
several strong points to fnally end amongst the battery itself.
All the Germans were quickly dispatched, with only four
prisoners taken for intelligence purposes. Te Guns were
made inoperable by explosive charges. Gun barrels, breach
blocks and other equipment vital for the batteries continued
use were destroyed.
B Troop mopped up the surrounding defensive positions,
some pillboxes causing more casualties until fnally silenced
with grenades and Tompson submachine-guns.
Germans were piled everywhere, many burned by the bat-
tery’s cordite explosion and many more killed by A and C
Troops covering fre and the assault by B and F Troops.
B and F Troops consolidated under the cover of smoke from
their smoke generators and No. 77 Phosphorous grenades.
The WiThdRaWal
While B, C and F troops withdrew to Group One’s landing
beach, A Troop was busy guarding the St. Marguerite fank
in case of German counterattack. A German patrol was sent
from St. Marguerite and was ambushed by A Troop. Once
the wounded were withdrawn, A, B, C and F troops retired
covered by C Troop who were the last of the beach.
Te whole operation had been a complete success. Te No. 4
commando had sufered 45 casualties, 12 killed, 20 wounded
and 13 missing.

Captain Wills was killed during the dash for the clifs and
Lieutenant Loustalot took command. Loustalot was also
killed a little later.
With the Commandos pinned down in their positions by the
clifs, it was decided at 0700 hours to make an attempt to get
back to the landing craft to make their escape. Once again
they came under heavy fre from the Germans. However, at
the waters edge they discover that the landing craft have been
damaged and made un-seaworthy. Te German launched a
counterattack at 1000 hours and captured the remaining 82
Commandos.
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Meanwhile the sole LCP to hit the second beach on the
western side of Berneval was to make a gallant efort to
fulfl their mission objective, the destruction of the Goebbel
battery. Tis section was commanded by Major Peter Young
and consisted of himself, two other ofcers and 17 comman-
dos. With them they had ten rifes, six Bren light machine-
guns, three Boys anti-tank rifes and two 2-inch mortars.
While still motoring towards the beach they spotted a cleft in
the clif and recognised their target beach. Teir LCP made
for the beach and unloaded Young’s men without incident.
Once clear of the beach the only way to clear the clif was up
the narrow cleft they had seen earlier from the LCP, but it
was heavily protected by barbed wire. Tey had no explosives
or wire cutters to clear the way, so another approach was
called for. After investigation it was discovered that the wire
was frmly attached to the gully sides, the Commandos used
these anchor points to climb to the top of the clif. What
had been intended as an obstacle had become an aid. Fifteen
minutes later Young’s men were at the top of the gully.
Tey moved straight through the wood and towards Berneval.
number 3 COmmandO
berneVal
As part of the Dieppe operations No. 3 Commando was
to attack the Goebbel artillery battery at Berneval to the
east of Dieppe. Tey were to knock out the battery to stop
it fring on the Canadians’ main attack on Dieppe. No. 3
Commando’s attack was to work on surprise. Tey were to
land under the cover of dawn and engage in an enveloping
manoeuvre to out fank their target battery. However, unlike
their comrades in the No. 4 Commando at Varengeville, the
attack of No. 3 Commando did not go smoothly.
luck Was againsT Them
As No. 3 Commando’s landing craft made their fnal
approach towards their target beaches at Berneval, a German
convoy appeared made up of several armed trawlers escort-
ing an oil carrier. A short engagement occurred and some of
the Commando’s landing craft were scattered, damaged or
lost. Te Element of surprise was lost. By the time the last
of the intact landing craft beached at 0515 hours the cover
of darkness was also lost. Seven landing craft (LCP: Landing
Craft, Personnel) made it to the beaches at Berneval, one on
Yellow Beach 2 at 0445 hours and six on Yellow Beach 1 at
0515 hours (see map on page 2). Tey were covered by fre
from a fotilla Motorboat as they disembarked.
on yelloW Beach 1
Most of the Commandos who hit the beach were from F
Troop No. 3 Commando and Captain R.L Wills took
command. Also present was a small number of US Rangers
commanded by Lieutenant E. D. Loustalot. Wills had at
his command 96 commandos, 6 Rangers and some French
guides. Once ashore they planned to make for the low
section of clif in front of Petit Berneval to the east of the
Battery position.
At 0530 hours, while still unloading, a strong German patrol
(about 2 or 3 platoons) from
the 572. Infanterie-Regiment
arrived. A frantic frefght
ensued. Many Commandos
were killed trying to exit the
LCPs. Te rest made for the
shelter of the clifs that ran
on either side of the gully.
Te Commandos started to
push towards the gully that
was their only exit from the
beach. A German machine-
gun position was knocked it
out, but progress was halted
by alert Germans in well-
prepared positions. Te de-
fensive fre proved too heavy
to make any further advance
towards the battery.

British Commando forces use all of the British special rules
on pages 171 to 175 of the rule book and the It’s a Raid, Not
an Invasion special rule on page 4. In addition they have the
following special rules:
you aRe noT alone
Commandos are small, hard-hitting strike forces. Tey have
trained together and know each other well. Every commando
knows that no matter what happens, they are not alone. Even
if their troop runs into insurmountable trouble, another
troop will be there to help them out or take over their part
in the operation.
A Commando ignores all Support Platoons when determin-
ing whether it needs to take a Company Morale Check for
being below half strength. Support Platoons never count as
being either Destroyed or still on table for the purposes of a
Company Morale Check.
knoW The plan
Commandos are expected to be independent-minded (if not
downright unconventional) sorts and every man is drilled in
the plan before an attack. Tat way if the ofcers are killed,
an NCO, or even a private can take over as needed.
Commando Platoons use the German Mission Tactics
special rule.
no BRiTish Bulldog
Commandos are fearless, but they are also raiders. Teir
job is to get in, strike hard, and get out. Prolonged combats
simply delay their mission, so the British Bulldog rule does
not apply to Commando platoons.
mind and heaRT
Te men trained at the Commando Basic Training Centre at
Achnacarry, Scotland, never forgot their instructors’ chant of
‘It’s all in the mind and the heart’ as they scaled impossible
clifs and swam rivers in full kit.
All Commando Infantry and Man-packed Gun teams are
Mountaineers.
FaiRBaiRn-sykes
Under Captains W E Fairbairn and A E Sykes, a pair of
tough Shanghai policemen, Commandos were trained in
every imaginable method of killing and avoiding being killed
in close combat. Te Fairbairn-Sykes dagger they designed
for the Commandos is still in use today.
Commando Infantry teams hit on a roll of 2+ in assault
combat.
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Captain Patrick Anthony
Porteous coordinated com-
munications between the two
groups of No. 4 Commando
and Lovat’s headquarters during
the Varengeville raid (see pages
14 and 15). During the raid
he was crossing from Lovat’s
HQ to liaise with Group One
when he was confronted by a
German ofcer who shot him
through the hand and arm. He
then disarmed the German and killed him with a bayonet
thereby saving the life of a Sergeant.
Continuing on his way he soon came across a slit trench
occupied by two Germans, which he quickly dispatched
with a grenade. He then arrived at Groups Two’s position
and took command after they had lost their commander,
ordering B Troop to clear the buildings, he then led F
Troop in the fnal assault on the Battery. Shot through the
thigh during the assault he fnally lost consciousness only
after the battery was taken.
He was awarded the Victoria Cross on 3 October 1942.
Te citation for his Victoria Cross stated: “Captain
Porteous’s most gallant conduct, his brilliant leadership
and tenacious devotion to duty... were an inspiration to
the whole detachment.” He was invested with his Victoria
Cross by King George VI on October 28 1942. Porteous
told reporters outside: “It was just luck I got the award.”
Patrick Porteous V.C. retired from the army in 1970 with
the rank of Colonel, he died in 2000.
Once inside the village they looked to set up fring positions
over looking the Battery. An attempt was made to set up
a Bren light machine-gun in the bell tower of the church,
but it lacked a staircase for access. Te locals suggested they
move through the orchard and take position in the corn feld
less than 200 meters from the German battery’s position.
Young’s men opened fre on the battery once in position; they
kept up a hail of fre for 1½ hours, suppressing the battery
so it was unable to fre. During this time the Germans had
no idea how many men were attacking them. Only after
the Commandos had exhausted their ammunition did
they withdraw to the beach and their landing craft. At no
point did Major Young and his men know the fate of the
Commandos on Yellow beach 1.
Te attack on Berneval was unsuccessful, the Goebbels
battery was not destroyed and No. 3 Commando lost 25
killed or missing and 110 prisoners. Te only bright light in
what was a dark day for No. 3 Commando was the heroic
eforts of Major Young and his men keeping the battery
silent for 1½ hours and probably saving many lives among
the men of the fotilla in the process.
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Major
Major
HQ Section
Major Peter Young
Lance Sergeant
Commando
Squad
MG team MG team
Lance Sergeant
Commando
Squad
MG team MG team
Lance Sergeant
ANti-tank
Rifle Squad
Lance Sergeant
Light Mortar
Squad
Light Mortar
team
Light Mortar
team
Anti-tank
Rifle team
Anti-tank
Rifle team
Anti-tank
Rifle team
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maJOr
In 1939 Peter Young was commissioned into the Bedfordshire
and Hertfordshire Regiment, with which he went to France
in 1940. He joined No. 3 Commando when it was founded
and soon became a Captain. His troops took part in raids on
the Channel Island of Guernsey, and Lofoten and Vaagso in
Norway during 1941. It was during the later raid that he won
his frst Military Cross (MC). After a period on the staf at
Combined Operations HQ, he became second-in-command
of No. 3 Commando under Colonel John Dunford-Slater.
In the Dieppe raid of August 19, 1942, Major Young, now
carrying a US Garand rife, found himself ashore with only
18 commandos. Despite this, he managed to take his force
up the clifs on a network of barbed wire which, as he put
it, ‘an over-conscientious German ofcer had inadvert-
ently provided for them to walk on’. Young was the only
Commando ofcer to reach his objective and bring back all
his men. At one point, when they were approaching enemy
machine-guns through a cornfeld, he encouraged his soldiers
by telling them not to worry about bullets as standing corn
made efective protection!
Peter Young is a Commando Rife team, a Warrior rated as
Fearless Veteran. Young and his Commando Platoon can
be felded as one of your Combat Platoons in a Commando
on page 20.
Young is armed with an M1 Garand rife. He has a Range of
16”/40cm, ROF 1 with no penalty for moving, an Anti-tank
rating of 2, and a Firepower rating of 6.
MC and Double Bar: No one wins three Military Crosses
without being calm in the heat of battle.
Young’s Commando Platoon passes all Motivation Tests on a roll
of 2+ instead of their normal roll.
Contrary: When faced with the ‘impassable’ clif at Dieppe,
Young privately agreed that it was, but with a surly growl he
successfully tackled it anyway.
Young’s Commando Platoon may re-roll any failed Skill Test to
cross Impassable Terrain using the Mind and Heart rule.
Cornfelds Stop Bullets: To inspire his men’s confdence
under fre, Young told them that 15 feet of standing corn
would stop a bullet. He may well have been right as none
were hit and his men learned to make excellent use of cover.
Young’s Commando Platoon can be Gone to Ground when
shooting, as long as they are Concealed and did not move.
Unharmed: Young survived fve years of war without taking
a serious wound.
When rolling to destroy Brigadier Young using the Warrior
Casualties rule (see page 78 of the rulebook), Te opposing
player needs to roll a 5+ to Destroy him.
chaRacTeRisTics
special Rules
peter YOung
He was awarded a Distinguished Service Order (DSO) for
his part in this raid.
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Brigadier Simon Fraser (known to his friends as “Shimi”) was
born on 9 June 1911 and became the 15
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Lord Lovat. After
growing up in Scotland, Lovat joined the Scots Guards but at
the outbreak of war he soon volunteered for one of the daring
commando units. Attached to 4 Commando, Lovat would see
action on many raids including the early raids in Norway.
In 1942, Lovat was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel and took
command of Number 4 Commando. He led them in an assault
on the town of Dieppe. Although the raid was a disaster, Lovat’s
commandos succeeded in their objective of destroying the
Varangeville battery.
As the war continued, Lovat was given command of the 1
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Special Service Brigade and landed in France once again at
Sword Beach on 6 June, 1944.
While Lovat commanded of the 1
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Special Service Brigade he
was seriously wounded by a Highland Division artillery shell
which fell short during an attack on Breville on 12 June.
Te Lord Lovat is a Warrior, and a Higher Command
Commando Rife team. He is an Independent team and rated
as Fearless Veteran.
Lord Lovat is armed with his old Winchester hunting rife. He
has a Range of 16”/40cm, ROF 1, an Anti-tank rating of 2, and
a Firepower rating of 6.
Lovat may join a Commando that does not include Young’s
Commando Platoon for +25 points.
Bill Millin: Te Lord Lovat’s bagpiper, Bill Millin, never left
his commander’s side. Some think the bagpipes are a terror
weapon, design to break the enemy’s morale, but Lovat’s
men fnd them inspiring.
Any hits on Lovat do not count towards Pinning Down the
platoon.
chaRacTeRisTics
special Rules
lieutenant-COlOnel
the lOrd lOVat
Te Mission: At Dieppe, Lovat’s commandos destroyed their
targets swiftly. Tis was in large part due to Lovat’s careful
planning and dedication to the operation.
Once each turn, you may re-roll one die rolled to receive
Reserves.
In a mission using the Scattered Reserves special rule, once per
turn you may also re-roll one die rolled to determine where a
platoon will arrive from Scattered Reserve.
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A Commando must field a Commando HQ and three to five Commando Companies, and may
field one of each of the remaining Combat Platoons. It may also field a Support Platoon from
each box shown.
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Captain
Commando Section
Subaltern
Subaltern
HQ Section
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Lance Sergeant
Commando
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Lance Sergeant
Commando
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Commando Section
Captain
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HQ Section
Command Rifle/MG team
Lance Sergeant
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Squad
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Lance Sergeant
Commando
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Company HQ
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Combat ComPanies
A commando has six small company-sized troops, including
the heavy weapons troop. Each commando troop is made up
of two platoon-strength commando sections. Commandos
are well armed, however it is their daggers and silent-killing
techniques which make them such a terrifying force in close
assaults.
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commando company
At the start of the game before deployment you may make
any or all of the following changes to each Commando
Section:
Replace up to two Rife/MG teams with SMG teams.
Replace one Rife/MG team with a Light Mortar team.
Replace one Rife/MG team with an Anti-tank Rife
team.



moTivaTion and skill
Commandos are highly trained, experienced and motivated volunteers who know that Hitler
has ordered them executed if captured. A Commando Troop is rated as Fearless Veteran and
use the Commando special rules on page 17.
Commando Sections operate as separate platoons, each
with their own command team. Although its component
Commando Sections operate as separate platoons for all
other purposes, a Commando Company deploys all at the
same time as a single platoon. For example, this means
that you treat the entire Commando Company as a single
platoon when calculating the number of platoons held in
Ambush or Reserve.
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Armour
Name Mobility Front Side Top Equipment and Notes
Weapon Range ROF Anti-tank Firepower
inFanTRy Tanks
Churchill I Fully-tracked 8 7 2 Co-ax MG, Hull MG, Protected ammo, Slow tank,
Wide tracks.
OQF 2 pdr 24”/60cm 3 7 4+ No HE.
OQF 3” 24”/60cm 2 5 3+ Hull-mounted, Smoke.
Firing bombardments 40”/100cm - 3 6 Smoke bombardment.
Churchill II Fully-tracked 8 7 2 Co-ax MG, Hull MG, Protected ammo, Slow tank,
Wide tracks.
OQF 2 pdr 24”/60cm 3 7 4+ No HE.
Churchill I OKE Fully-tracked 8 7 2 Co-ax MG, Hull MG, Protected ammo, Slow tank,
Wide tracks.
OQF 2 pdr 24”/60cm 3 7 4+ No HE.
OKE Flame-gun 4”/10cm 2 - 6 Flame-thrower, Fixed mount.
Churchill III Fully-tracked 8 7 2 Co-ax MG, Hull MG, Protected ammo, Slow tank, Wide
tracks.
OQF 6 pdr 24”/60cm 3 10 4+ No HE.
vehicle machine-guns
Vehicle MG 16”/40cm 3 2 6 ROF 1 if other weapons fre.
tank teams
gun teams
transPort teams
Weapon Mobility Range ROF Anti-tank Firepower Notes
Vickers HMG Man-packed 24”/60cm 6 2 6 ROF 2 when pinned down.
Firingbombardments 40”/100cm - - -
ML 3” mortar Man-packed 32”/80cm - 2 6 Smoke bombardment.
Armour
Vehicle Mobility Front Side Top Equipment and Notes
TRucks
Jeep Jeep - - -
Troop Carrier Half-tracked 0 0 0
infantry teams
Team Range ROF Anti-tank Firepower Notes
Rife team 16”/40cm 1 2 6
Rife/MG team 16”/40cm 2 2 6
MG team 16”/40cm 3 2 6
Light Mortar team 16”/40cm 1 1 4+ Smoke, Can fre over friendly teams.
Anti-tank Rife team 16”/40cm 1 4 5+
Staf team cannot shoot Moves as a Heavy Gun team.
addiTional TRaining and eQuipmenT
Pioneer teams are rated as Tank Assault 3.

OperatiOn Jubilee
The Raid on dieppe, FRance, 19 augusT 1942
The Dieppe raid has gone down in history as a tragic military blunder. The lack of proper intelligence on the German defences and ineffective preparatory bombing and bombardment meant the troops came ashore against withering fire. Despite this the Dieppe raid did have some successes including some epic struggles against extreme odds, which led to some tremendous acts of heroism and bravery. The Dieppe raid, code named Operation Jubilee, was launched on 19 August after several delays and a cancellation. It was conceived as part of on going raids of different sizes (and was the largest such) along the French coast. These raids aimed to test and reconnoitre the German coastal defences. The raid was supported by eight destroyers of the Royal Navy and the fighters and bombers of the RAF. Most of the troops taking part in the raid were Canadian. The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, Essex Scottish, Fusiliers Mont-Royal, Royal Regiment of Canada, South Saskatchewan, Cameron Highlanders of Canada regiments and the 14th Canadian Army Tank (Calgary) Regiment all took part in the raid. Also involved were Nos. 3 and 4 Commando of the British Army, the Royal Marine A Commando, 18 inter-allied French Commandos and 50 US Rangers. The total force was just under 5000 strong. The raid opened with a short bombardment from the 4.5” guns of the Royal Navy Destroyers. It was hoped that by not engaging in a prolonged bombardment and bombing of Dieppe the element of surprise would be retained. The RAF was to supply air cover and gain air superiority over Dieppe. Both these assumptions were to prove woefully inadequate. The destroyers became involved in a short exchange with a German convoy, which alerted the Germans on shore something was a foot, and the bombardment did little in the way of damage to the German positions. On top of this, the RAF fighters did not have enough fuel to stay above Dieppe for any length of time. Therefore both surprise and air cover were limited.

The assaulTs
The raid wasn’t just an attack on the town of Dieppe. It also included several landings on the flanks. The aims of the raid were to seize and hold the port for a short period, to gather intelligence from prisoners and captured materials, and to test the German reaction. The Allies also wanted to destroy German coastal defences, port structures, and all strategic buildings. Flank attacks were to seize the headlands. To this was added an attack on a German HQ and an airfield further inland.

Blue Beach
The Royal Regiment of Canada landed at Blue Beach near Puys, but delays meant advantages of surprise and darkness were lost by the time they landed. Sixty German defenders were able to hold the Canadians on the beach. They were joined by several platoons from the Black Watch of Canada, but they weren’t able to free themselves from the beach. The Canadians lost 225 men killed and 264 surrendered on this beach, with only 33 men evacuated back to England.

No. 3 Commando
Yellow Beach 1

Main Dieppe Beach

Yellow Beach 2

Goebbel Battery

Petit Berneval

White Beach No. 4 Commando
Group Two Group One

Red Beach

Blue Beach

Berneval

Green Beach

Dieppe
Radar Station

Varengeville
Varengeville Battery

Pourville 

752 Canadians remained on the beaches. with the aid of engineers and small parties of the just landed Fusiliers Mont-Royal. but he was able to crawl up to the rear of the station under fire and cut the telephone wires leading to it. but with many troops pinned down on the beach and no further progress made into the town. Several parties then started making their way into the town. RAF Flight Sergeant Jack Nissenthall. Of the 30 tanks landed in the first wave. This forced the German crew inside to use radio to talk to their commanders. The landing craft returned to the beaches under smoke and RAF fighter cover. 584 men of Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal took fire during their landing on the beach. was attached to the South Saskatchewans and assigned to investigate. The Allies learnt a great deal about the German radar arrays along the channel coast because of this. By 1220 hours. dead or as prisoners. The Dieppe raid was over. The Commandos that landed could not advanced more than a few yards once ashore. but he was hit and killed in the process. though several craft were already hit. Evacuation took place in confusion with fighting still on going. as were Camerons. more than enough time for the defenders to recover. all but one saw the signal and withdrew. but they were stopped short of their objective by German defenders. The preliminary bombardment from the destroyers had done little to silence the Germans. including 2. The other part of the reserve comprised 369 men of Royal Marine A Commando. The beach at Dieppe was made up of chert. The Essex Scottish Regiment landing at the eastern Red Beach. Lieutenant Colonel Joseph ‘Tiger’ Phillips. taking out the German guns and positions inside. The tanks would slide around or the chert would become lodged in between road wheels and tracks immobilising them or throwing tracks. The Hamiltons became pinned down on the beach and were unable to make progress until the landing of reinforcements further down the beach allowed them a respite. landing craft could no longer make the beaches. Fighting continued on the promenade for several hours. The Hamiltons had to withstand the withering fire laid down by the Germans for 15 minutes before the first wave of Churchills arrived. At 0720 hours the Hamiltons stormed the fortified casino. 10 to 15 minutes after the bombardment had ceased. As soon as the Hamilton Light Infantry had landed they came under intense fire from the German defenders.367 men. The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry at the western White Beach and 14th Canadian Army Tank Regiment (Calgary Regiment) in the centre.gReen Beach On the other side of Dieppe at Pourville (Green Beach) the South Saskatchewan Regiment and the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada landed with few losses. Their commander. the order to withdraw was issued at 1050 hours. They were ordered to White Beach to support if possible. less that six hours after the first troops had landed. leaving the rest to surrender as the Germans closed in on the beach. only 15 managed to make it off the beach and cross the anti-tank ditch and the seawall onto the promenade between the seawall and the first row of town buildings. Communications were fragmentary throughout the raid and the reserves were committed to the Dieppe beach at around 0700 hours based on little understanding of the unfolding events. a type of smooth rounded shingle that proved very difficult going for the Churchill tanks. Nissenthall escaped back to England. Both regiments were forced to withdraw and suffering casualties in the process. Some Churchill tanks were able to return to the beach to cover the withdrawal. 3. They came under fire from pillboxes and the guns of flanking cliff-top positions. a radar specialist who had also completed Commando training. The first units of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry and Essex Scottish stormed ashore around 0530 hours. The first of their craft landed under withering machine gun fire. The South Saskatchewan Regiment’s commander. Strong defence prevented Nissenthall and his Saskatchewan bodyguards from entering the radar station. Lieutenant Colonel Charles Cecil Ingersoll Merritt. The destroyer HMS Calpe made a last evacuation attempt at 1248 hours before the fleet returned to England. The engineers were unable to clear these obstacles because of heavy fire. and they were brought to a complete stop by anti-tank walls blocking the street exits from the promenade.  . The South Saskatchewans advanced on Dieppe. 141 men were killed. was awarded the Victoria Cross for his gallantry during the battle. allowing the transmissions to be intercepted by listening posts on the south coast of England. However. dieppe Dieppe itself was attacked from three points. Part of the purpose in landing in Green Beach was to gather intelligence on the German radar station on the cliff-top just to the east of the town of Pourville. signalled the order to his landing craft to withdraw. Landing craft crews managed to evacuate 341 men to the flotilla. despite being captured along with many of his men.

This called for aggressive tactics against the defending German troops. suffering heavy losses before returning to training. It can only be fired once during the game. In addition. Canadian Platoons do not use the British Bulldog special rule. the force was to withdraw to the beach and re-board their landing craft before any German counterattack could be mobilised. and the British Commando uses the Commando rules on page 17. and a Canadian army tank brigade were all training in Britain. as the actual amount of fuel carried was small. naval gunFiRe suppoRT The Royal Navy provided direct fire support to the Canadians and British commandos at Dieppe from their destroyers sitting just off shore.SpeCial ruleS The forces in this intelligence Briefing use the following special rules in addition to the British special rules on pages 171 to 175 of the rulebook. your force will field an NGFS Observer Rifle Team. a Canadian armoured division. However. Weapon 4” naval guns Range 72”/180cm ROF Anti-Tank Firepower 4 4+ iT’s a Raid. By the middle of 1942. three Canadian infantry divisions. When the Second World War began. noT an invasion The plan for the Dieppe Raid was for the British and Canadian forces to penetrate inland as far as the airfield behind the town. Instead any Canadian Platoon may re-roll failed Motivation tests to rally from being Pinned Down or to remount Bailed Out vehicles. assaulT TRoops The Canadians have maintained their enviable reputation as aggressive assault troops. Woodsmen Although Canada has been settled for centuries. In addition they have their own Assault Troops and Woodsmen special rules. once the objectives had been secured and intelligence gathered. They do not have a Staff team. However. it was not until the Nineteenth Century that its population underwent significant growth and it remains a largely rural country.  . Canadian SpeCial ruleS Canadian soldiers established an outstanding record in the First World War where the Canadian Corps was used as an elite assault unit. The 2nd Canadian Infantry Division conducted the one-day raid on the port of Dieppe in August 1942. thousands volunteered for a new Canadian Corps. Fixed mounT As the Churchill I Oke flame-thrower was attached to the side of the tank it had to be aimed by turning the tank towards the target. It is an Observer team for an artillery battery of four Confident Trained naval guns sitting off table using the Across the Volga Rules (see page 225 of the rule book). the Canadian Tank Company and Rifle Company use the Canadian rules below. If you have Naval Gunfire support. Canadian Platoons use the German Mission Tactics special rule. Churchill I Oke tanks are not effected by the Fuel Tanks special rule (see page 84 of the rulebook). A Dieppe raid force may have naval gunfire support (NGFS) from warships off shore at a cost of 150 points. The Oke flame-thrower can only be fired if no other weapons have fired during the turn. it does not suffer penalties of dangerous empty fuel tanks like other flame-thrower vehicles. Dieppe Rifle Company or Commando forces are always the attacker in missions using the Defensive Battle special rule when fighting another infantry company. Canadian forces use all of the British special rules on pages 171 to 175 of the rule book except the British Bulldog special rule.

R. Tpr W. BEETLE also landed heavily and broke a pin on her right track. Tpr R. W. Anderson. Tpr R. The flame-thrower was operated by the hull machine-gunner. Tpr A. and were carried on TLC-3 (Tank Landing Craft) No 159. Milne. Gunner. Co-driver/MG. Stewart. but still managed to cross the beach and onto the promenade in the area of the casino. Unfortunately none of the Churchill I Oke flame-tanks were able to use their flame guns during the battle. It got its name from its designer. Major J. remaining immobilized on the shore line at the eastern end of Red Beach. Loader/radio Capt D. She acted as a pillbox during the battle. Oke. D. Tpr S. Purdy. Hudson. Tpr B. Birston. The Churchill Oke was the first Churchill to be fitted with flame equipment. The range of the Oke flame-thrower was 40 to 50 metres. It remained mobile throughout the morning. before being ordered back to the beach to cover the withdrawal. B Squadron. G. Ibister. Tpr E.  . Paquette. Sullivan. L.ChurChill i Oke Flame-tank chuRchill i oke Flame-Tank The Oke was a Churchill I with a flame-thrower replacing its hull mounted 3” inch close support gun. Aide Sgt J. Cpl W. All three were crewed by 8 Troop. The design was basically a Churchill tank fitted with Ronson flame-throwing equipment. Tpr L. Drysdale. LCpl A. Once back on the beach BOAR took a hit and was immobilised. Driver. F. Tpr. 14th Army Tank Regiment (The Calgary Regiment). A.M. A. G. BOAR made heavy landing from TLC-3 and knocked off the flame-thrower fuel tank on the rear. Three Churchill I’s that were equipped with the Oke flame-thrower system at Dieppe. but continued to act as a pillbox. Tpr P. M. Skinner BULL was the Troop Commander’s tank and was launched prematurely and ‘drowned’ in ten feet of water approximately 100 metres off shore at the junction of Red and White Beaches. L. Hodgson. with a pipe from it leading along and through the left-hand track guard to the inside front of it. F. The three Churchill I Oke tanks were: Landing craft TLC-3 No 159 TLC-3 No 159 TLC-3 No 159 Name BULL BOAR BEETLE WD Number T-31862 T-32049 T-68875 Turret Number 8 in a blue square 8 in a blue square 8 in a blue square Commander. Poirier. Chick Lt G. A tank containing the flame fuel was fitted at the rear.

If you using thicker card. If your end panels don’t fit exactly. some superglue and a hobby knife. If your plastic card is thin enough (you might like to use the plastic from a blister pack). cut out the paper version then clear tape it to the plastic card and trace around it with a shape knife. Cut two copies of the sides out from your plastic card. The easiest way is to print the template. glue one last panel 4.2mm diameter brass wire. 2mm diameter brass tubing. Then. a pin-vice with a suitably sized drill bits. Once done assemble the Churchill as normal. cut the panels out individually. trim the excess off with a sharp knife. sTep 1 Clean up the model and trim the hooks from the hull rear so the tank can sit flat when glued on. The hole should positioned 3mm from the guard top and 3mm from the upper hull front.mOdelling the ChurChill i Oke modelling The chuRchill i oke First you start with a BR070 Churchill I/II tank model. you can cut the middle section out as one sheet and score the lines where the folds will be. once the glue is dry. All the materials should be available from a good hobby/model store. This is made from plastic card (or you could equally carve the shape from a piece of balsa or a hard lump of putty such as milliput). Before gluing the tracks to the hull drill a hole about 3mm deep in to the inside front guard of the left hand track.5mm x 15mm to the back of the tank and fit the flame fuel tank on to it. sTep 2 While the tank’s glue it drying you can assemble the flame fuel tank. still glue them in place anyway. I’ve made a template for the sides and middle. When you glue the tank to the hull upper rear. leaving a scored outline on the card. Materials: You will need some plastic card.  . 11. For added rigidity I added length of square plastic tubing to the centre.

while the track end has to only be 3mm. The short end should be 5mm and the longer muzzle end 10mm. This will be where the flame pipe will fit. This is where the flame pipe disappears into the track guards. so cut it a bit longer). The markings are as they appear on the original. Then bore it out with your drill so it will fit over the end of the wire. runs along the inside and reappears at the front. The bend for the tank end should be at least 10mm to reach the tank. ensuring the gap between each bend is 18mm. Then glue the short end into the hole drilled earlier into the track inside guard. sTep 5 Cut a short 2 to 3mm length of the brass piping off with a small hack saw or clippers (if using clippers you will have to file the ends flat.  .sTep 3 Drill a hole in the left hand side of the flame fuel tank. Now it is finished and ready for painting. Then bend a short length of wire with a 90 degree angle. The green over yellow box with the 175 is found on all the Churchills at Dieppe (though I have since been informed it was probably blue over maroon). Then superglue the short length of pipe to the long end of the wire. If you’ve flame pipe doesn’t fit between the two holes just pull the two ends apart out of their 90 degree angles until they fit the holes. This is roughly in the centre of the side panel. sTep 4 Now drill a hole in the left hand track just behind the air intakes. sTep 6 I painted mine in Khaki Drab (Russian Uniform VP924) and highlighted it by adding a little Buff VP976. Take a length of 1-1.2mm wire about 35mm long and bend it 90 degrees at each end.

It may also field one Support Platoon from each box shown (Armour. Company HQ 9 armour divisional suPPort Platoons Combat Platoons infantry Rifle Platoon Commando Company (with one section) 11 21 Infantry Tank Platoon armour 9 9 infantry Rifle Platoon 11 naval suPPort Naval Gun Fire Support 13 Infantry Tank Platoon armour airCraft Air Support 13 Infantry Tank Platoon armour 9 9 Infantry Tank Platoon Flame-tank Platoon 9  .(Tank company) Headquarters Headquarters An Infantry Tank Company must field a Company HQ and two to four Combat Platoons.). etc. Infantry.

They landed in TLC’s (Tank Landing Craft). All three were crewed by 8 Troop. th reluCtant Confident fearless ConsCriPt trained veteran Headquarters company hQ headQuaRTeRs Company HQ with: 2 Churchill I • • • 210 points Company Command Churchill I 2iC Command Churchill I Major Major Add up to one Churchill I tank for +105 points. While they are a slow tank. they met their match against the seemingly innocuous chert beach of Dieppe. Churchill Tank Churchill Tank Tank Platoon Flame-Tank plaToon plaToon 3 Churchill I OKE 330 points Subaltern Subaltern The Oke was a Churchill I with a flame-thrower replacing its hull mounted 3-inch close-support howitzer. 14th Army Tank Regiment (The Calgary Regiment). Subaltern Subaltern Command Churchill HQ Tank Sergeant Corporal The heavy armour of the Churchill tanks means they are virtually impervious to enemy fire. Canadian Armoured Corps and were carried on TLC-3 (Tank Landing Craft) No. the Churchill tanks are able to clamber up steep slopes the Germans thought were impassable. Churchill I Company HQ Calgary Regiment (14th Canadian Tank Regiment) was armed with new Churchill tanks when it was assigned to support the men of the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division during the Dieppe Raid. Thirty tanks were landed after the first wave of infantry. B Squadron. Major J M Oke. It got its name from its designer. Infantry Tank Company HQ which could carry three Churchill tanks each.canadian inFanTRy Tank company—dieppe moTivaTion and skill The 14 Canadian Tank Regiment have trained hard and long in the United Kingdom. 159. Combat Platoons inFanTRy Tank plaToon plaToon 3 Churchill III • 400 points Replace up to one Churchill III tank with a Churchill II tank for -25 points. Replace up to one Churchill I tank with a Churchill II tank for -5 points. They are rated as Confident Trained and use the Canadian special rules on page 4. This form of rounded shingle provided low grip even for Churchill tanks and clogged and broke their tracks. However. Three Churchill I tanks were equipped with the Oke flamethrower system at Dieppe. Replace up to one Churchill I tank with a Churchill III tank for +25 points. Command Churchill I OKE HQ Tank Sergeant Corporal Churchill I OKE Tank Churchill I OKE Tank Flame-tank Platoon  . while another twenty eight were held back as a floating reserve.

(inFanTRy company) Headquarters Headquarters A Rifle Company must field a Company HQ and three Rifle Platoons. It may also field one Brigade and Divisional Support Platoon from each box shown (Armour. Infantry.). etc. and may field one of each of the Weapons Platoons shown. 11 Company HQ infantry engineers divisional suPPort Platoons Combat Platoons WeaPons Platoons armour Tank Platoon Flame-tank Platoon 9 9 11 Rifle Platoon infantry 12 Pioneer Platoon artillery armour Tank Platoon 9 11 Rifle Platoon infantry 12 Mortar Platoon infantry Rifle Platoon Commando Company (with one section) 11 21 brigade suPPort Platoons maCHine-guns infantry Rifle Platoon 13 11 11 Rifle Platoon Machine-gun Platoon maCHine-guns naval suPPort Naval Gun Fire Support 13 13 Machine-gun Platoon airCraft 13 Air Support 0 .

training in the latest techniques and weapons with veteran instructors from the fighting in North Africa. Rifle Company HQ On the main beach the Essex Scottish Regiment landed on the east. They have prepared well. 2iC Command Rifle team Company HQ Troop Carrier The riflemen of the 2nd Canadian Division fought on three different landing beaches during Operation Jubilee. Rifle/MG team Rifle/MG team Rifle Squad Corporal Rifle/MG team Rifle/MG team Rifle Squad Rifle/MG team Rifle/MG team Rifle Squad Rifle Platoon  . On Blue Beach. Operation Jubilee will finally put them face to face with the Germans. the Royal Regiment of Canada landed. Combat Platoons RiFle plaToon plaToon HQ Section with: 3 Rifle Squads 2 Rifle Squads 120 points 90 points Command Rifle/MG team Subaltern Subaltern Anti-tank Rifle team HQ Section Light Mortar team opTions • • Add Light Mortar team for +15 points. They are ready for action and need only the experience of battle.canadian RiFle company—dieppe moTivaTion and skill The Canadian 2 Division troops are well-trained. but are lacking in experience before landing in Dieppe. The men of the Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal Regiment were in the floating reserve with the Royal Marine Commandos. and The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry on the west. nd reluCtant Confident fearless ConsCriPt trained veteran Headquarters company hQ headQuaRTeRs Company HQ 25 points Company Command Rifle team Major Major opTion • Add Jeep or Troop Carrier for +5 points. Landing at Green Beach near Pourville were the South Saskatchewan Regiment and the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada. Corporal Corporal The riflemen of the 2nd Canadian Division have been training hard in Britain for a chance to get to grips with the enemy. Add Anti-tank Rifle team for +15 points. A Canadian Rifle Company at Dieppe is Confident Trained and use the Canadian special rules on page 4. supported by three platoons of the Black Watch of Canada. near Puys.

During the Dieppe raid it was their role to clear obstacles that hinder the advance of the tanks and infantry deeper into the town. For the success of the raid it was vital that the pioneers cleared the way for the tanks to get beyond the beachhead and further inland. the first model British 3” mortar could only reach a range of 1600 yards. Pioneer Rifle team Assault Squad Pioneer Rifle team Assault Squad Pioneer Platoon moRTaR plaToon plaToon HQ Section with: 3 Mortar Sections 2 Mortar Sections 150 points 105 points Sergeant Subaltern Subaltern Command Rifle team HQ Section Sergeant The mortars are useful—they can be man-packed across the beach and seawall. The 3” mortar has a smoke round that can be used to screen the movements of the assaulting riflemen and blind the German defenders. but is ample range to fire from the beach on to the German defences inland.WeaPons Platoons pioneeR plaToon plaToon HQ Section with: 2 Assault Squads 75 points Command Pioneer Rifle team Pioneer Rifle team HQ Section Corporal Corporal Subaltern Subaltern Pioneers were initially the battalion’s labourers. or are small enough to be fired from behind the seawall in the frontline and not be seen. This. but also took on the role of mine-clearing in assaults and similar work. Observer Rifle Team Observer Rifle Team 3” mortar 3” mortar 3” mortar 3” mortar Mortar Section Sergeant Mortar Section Observer Rifle Team 3” mortar 3” mortar Mortar Section Mortar Platoon  .

A particular tactic is to group the Vickers guns and fire an indirect barrage against enemy positions a few miles away. 8 Hurricane squadrons. The Naval Gun Fire Support special rules are on page 4.canadian RiFle company—dieppe brigade suPPort Platoons machine-gun plaToon plaToon HQ Section with: 2 Machine-gun Sections 1 Machine-gun Section 130 points 70 points Subaltern Subaltern Command Rifle team HQ Section The Vickers medium machine-gun is a venerable weapon. During the Dieppe raid the 2nd Canadian Division’s machinegun battalion was the Toronto Scottish Regiment. The bullets strike the area without warning. Eight Destroyers and a gun boat provided the supporting fire for the landing infantry for the 2nd Canadian Division. but the reliable Vickers gun is just what is needed at Dieppe. a silent killer for any Germans in the open. See the Fighter Interception rules on page 139 of the main rulebook. British Air Support at Dieppe can only be used for Fighter Interception and cannot be used for Ground Attack. 2 Mustang squadrons and 3 of the new Hawker Typhoon squadrons provided fighter cover during Operation Jubilee. Sergeant Sergeant Vickers HMG Vickers HMG Machine-gun Section Vickers HMG Vickers HMG Machine-gun Section Machine-gun Platoon divisional suPPort Platoons naval gun FiRe suppoRT naval gun FiRe suppoRT Naval Gun Fire Support 150 points Captain Captain The raid on Dieppe was supported by a flotilla under captain John Hughes-Hallett of the Royal Navy. Destroyer Destroyer Naval Gun Fire Support aiR suppoRT pRioRiTy aiR suppoRT Fighter Interception 75 points Flight Lieutenant Flight Lieutenant limiTed aiR suppoRT Fighter Interception 50 points Aircraft 48 Spitfire squadrons. Aircraft Flight Aircraft Flight  .

then made their way up the gully into the wood. Once the battery was knocked out the Commando was to retire to the beach and withdraw. Group One’s task was to penetrate from the coast and engage and pin the Germans around the battery positions with covering fire while Group Two moved inland to out flank the German positions. Group One landed in front of two gullies that led up to the battery position through scrubland. Once in position they were to wait for a gRoup TWo’s landing on Beach TWo Group Two’s landing was not so easy. 4 Commando hit the beach. The landing met no resistance and the men of Group One made for the shelter of the cliffs flanking the entrance to the gullies leading off the beach. Group Two landed about 1½ miles west of Group One by the mouth of the Saane River. indicating the raid may have been detected. No. they were soon engaged in a firefight with the Germans.number 4 COmmandO One of the interesting things about the Dieppe raid was the number of smaller operations off to the sides of the main assault. Group One made straight for the gullies in front of their landing position that led off the beach. but found it impassable. By 0540 hours all of C Troop was in position and pouring rifle. Group One. Boys anti-tank rifle and mortar fire onto the Germans. The right hand gully was then checked. 1 Section of C Troop scouted ahead and led the way into the Varengeville Sur-Mer wood. 2 Section cleared the house immediately above the beach and guarded the gully down to the beach. commanded by the unit’s founder. all haste was called for as the lighthouse had shut down. The commandos used explosives to clear the way. No. C Troop’s leading section reconnoitred the left gully. gRoup one’s landing on Beach one At 0430 hours No. Group Two. observation posts and other flanking positions. the sound was covered by the German batteries firing at the incoming flotilla. a total of 88 all ranks. Bren light machine-gun. The Group One A Troop section then worked around the flank of the German positions and engaged them from positions among the houses. C Troop and 1 section of A Troop. and the force HQ. Group One. consisted of the Group HQ. VarengeVille flight of Hurricanes to make a strafing run on the battery at Z + 90 minutes (90 minutes after their scheduled landing time) and then assault the battery and defended positions. The most successful of these side shows was the attack by No. had 164 personnel made up of A (less one section). Lord Lovat. These ‘raids within a raid’ were launched with the aim of preparing the way for the main assaults on the Dieppe beachfront by knocking out guns. The plan Their objective was to destroy the battery near Varengeville to stop it firing on the naval forces and the Canadians engaged in the main assault on Dieppe. commanded by Major Derek Mills-Roberts. A Troop (less the section attached to Group One) came ashore under fire from mortars and machine-guns and had to negotiate the thick barbed  . The single section of A Troop attached to Group One worked its way behind the lighthouse and cut the observers telephone cable running from it back to the battery. 4 Commando on the Varengeville coastal defence battery to the west of Dieppe. The 252 men of the Commando were split into two groups. clearing a few houses as they went. but also found blocked by wire and other defensive obstacles. Once C Troop had worked its way forward to the wood edge facing the battery position. B and F Troops. plus various support personnel.

unfortunately they were followed by some FW-190 Focke-Wulf fighters who interrupted their strafing run. They now laid in wait in the ditch lining the road behind the battery’s position for the next phase of the operation. 20 wounded and 13 missing.BRiTish wire entanglements. as the river had overflowed into the long grass beside it. breach blocks and other equipment vital for the batteries continued use were destroyed. Over-flying British bombers distracted the Germans defenders long enough for the commandos to make a rush up to the Quiberville-St Marguerite Road. The Guns were made inoperable by explosive charges. 77 Phosphorous grenades. made for the Saane River mouth. and smoke was prepared in case of fire from the direction of Quiberville. The commandos used Rabbit netting to cross the wire. B. A. Once these were cleared away. The Force HQ move up between the positions of B and F Troops. B and F Troops consolidated under the cover of smoke from their smoke generators and No. The F Troop commandos assaulted. They surprised a patrol of Germans just inside organising an assault on C Troop from Group One. The whole operation had been a complete success. but the commandos’ special combat training shone through. Marguerite and was ambushed by A Troop. A German 8cm mortar opened fire on C Troop’s position and they took their first casualties. The steep riverbanks offered protection from the direction of St. F Troop headed northeast towards the rear of the battery. coming under fire from F Troop. The fighting was fierce. They silenced a machine-gun post in the process and were soon in position to assault the battery. Marguerite flank in case of German counterattack.  . 4 commando had suffered 45 casualties. Crossing it. The remainder of the Group Two. with only four prisoners taken for intelligence purposes. the sections moving in bounds across the open areas. C and F troops retired covered by C Troop who were the last off the beach. B Troop continued east and followed the southern edge of the wood. but this was soon stopped by radio calls from the HQ. B Troop led the way. The signal for the assault was given at Z+100. some pillboxes causing more casualties until finally silenced with grenades and Thompson submachine-guns. Finally they reached their planned start positions for the assault on the battery. coming ashore 150 yards up the beach from A Troop. The assaulT on The BaTTeRy Both Group One and Two were in position for the assault and firing on the battery. many burned by the battery’s cordite explosion and many more killed by A and C Troops covering fire and the assault by B and F Troops. Relief came when the mortar fire lifted to fire on the withdrawing British landing craft. The A Troop fighting patrol (the section attached to Group One) continued to inflict heavy casualties on the Germans from their flank position west of the battery. stunning and burning may of the batteries crew. By this time it was 0515 hours and fully light. Group One 2-inch mortar rounds also detonated the German batteries cordite dumps. The planned Hurricane flight arrived on time to strafe the battery position. 95 minutes after landing they were ready for the assault. B Troop mopped up the surrounding defensive positions. This intense fire from Group One silenced the forward facing machine-gun positions. All the Germans were quickly dispatched. Germans were piled everywhere. C and F troops withdrew to Group One’s landing beach. A German patrol was sent from St. A Troop was busy guarding the St. F Troop rushed across the open ground through defensive fire overrunning several strong points to finally end amongst the battery itself. killing them all. Marguerite. At the woods to the rear of the German Battery B and F Troops split. The No. also taking casualties. they proved quick and deadly against all opposition encountered. They then split into their sections and used fire and movement to advance through the orchard and village. followed by the Force HQ and then F Troop. they made their way along the eastern bank of the Saane River. As they got closer to their objective they could here the firefight taking place between the Germans and Group One. The going was difficult as they moved along the river bank. As the commandos of Group Two moved east the ground became more open and a loose formation was adopted. commando—dieppe The WiThdRaWal While B. Gun barrels. B Troop attacked the buildings to the east of the guns while F Troop stormed the battery position itself. Luckily the commandos had already inflicted sufficient damage on the Germans and by 0607 hours the battery had been silenced. Group Two soon received an opportunity to escape the beach. Once the wounded were withdrawn. Several more casualties were sustained. 12 killed. Using the cover of smoke they advanced from the wood on the German positions to penetrate their wire perimeter. suffering four casualties in the process. When Group Two hit the bend in the river they swung east towards the rear of the German battery. further resistance was met in and around the farm buildings.

They moved straight through the wood and towards Berneval. two other officers and 17 commandos. one on Yellow Beach 2 at 0445 hours and six on Yellow Beach 1 at 0515 hours (see map on page 2). Fifteen minutes later Young’s men were at the top of the gully.  . unlike their comrades in the No. 3 Commando did not go smoothly. 4 Commando at Varengeville. No. However. damaged or lost. However.L Wills took command. three Boys anti-tank rifles and two 2-inch mortars. While still motoring towards the beach they spotted a cleft in the cliff and recognised their target beach. With them they had ten rifles. a strong German patrol (about 2 or 3 platoons) from the 572. The Commandos started to push towards the gully that was their only exit from the beach. The Element of surprise was lost. A German machinegun position was knocked it out. on yelloW Beach 1 Most of the Commandos who hit the beach were from F Troop No. By the time the last of the intact landing craft beached at 0515 hours the cover of darkness was also lost. Also present was a small number of US Rangers commanded by Lieutenant E. at the waters edge they discover that the landing craft have been damaged and made un-seaworthy. The rest made for the shelter of the cliffs that ran on either side of the gully. Loustalot was also killed a little later. Their LCP made for the beach and unloaded Young’s men without incident. D. the destruction of the Goebbel battery. Personnel) made it to the beaches at Berneval. Infanterie-Regiment arrived. but progress was halted by alert Germans in wellprepared positions. yelloW Beach 2 Meanwhile the sole LCP to hit the second beach on the western side of Berneval was to make a gallant effort to fulfil their mission objective. The German launched a counterattack at 1000 hours and captured the remaining 82 Commandos. 3 Commando was to attack the Goebbel artillery battery at Berneval to the east of Dieppe. but it was heavily protected by barbed wire. The defensive fire proved too heavy to make any further advance towards the battery. Once clear of the beach the only way to clear the cliff was up the narrow cleft they had seen earlier from the LCP. the Commandos used these anchor points to climb to the top of the cliff. 3 Commando’s landing craft made their final approach towards their target beaches at Berneval. a German convoy appeared made up of several armed trawlers escorting an oil carrier. With the Commandos pinned down in their positions by the cliffs. They were covered by fire from a flotilla Motorboat as they disembarked. At 0530 hours. Many Commandos were killed trying to exit the LCPs. 3 Commando’s attack was to work on surprise. Once again they came under heavy fire from the Germans. A frantic firefight ensued. Loustalot. luck Was againsT Them As No. They were to knock out the battery to stop it firing on the Canadians’ main attack on Dieppe. Wills had at his command 96 commandos. the attack of No. six Bren light machineguns. 6 Rangers and some French guides. A short engagement occurred and some of the Commando’s landing craft were scattered. They had no explosives or wire cutters to clear the way. Captain Wills was killed during the dash for the cliffs and Lieutenant Loustalot took command. 3 Commando and Captain R. it was decided at 0700 hours to make an attempt to get back to the landing craft to make their escape. After investigation it was discovered that the wire was firmly attached to the gully sides. so another approach was called for. Once ashore they planned to make for the low section of cliff in front of Petit Berneval to the east of the Battery position. This section was commanded by Major Peter Young and consisted of himself. while still unloading.number 3 COmmandO berneVal As part of the Dieppe operations No. What had been intended as an obstacle had become an aid. They were to land under the cover of dawn and engage in an enveloping manoeuvre to out flank their target battery. Seven landing craft (LCP: Landing Craft.

Shot through the thigh during the assault he finally lost consciousness only after the battery was taken. A Commando ignores all Support Platoons when determining whether it needs to take a Company Morale Check for being below half strength. retired from the army in 1970 with the rank of Colonel. The attack on Berneval was unsuccessful.” Patrick Porteous V. Young’s men opened fire on the battery once in position. he then led F Troop in the final assault on the Battery. you aRe noT alone Commandos are small. 3 Commando was the heroic efforts of Major Young and his men keeping the battery silent for 1½ hours and probably saving many lives among the men of the flotilla in the process. He then disarmed the German and killed him with a bayonet thereby saving the life of a Sergeant. Not an Invasion special rule on page 4. strike hard. 3 Commando lost 25 killed or missing and 110 prisoners. The citation for his Victoria Cross stated: “Captain Porteous’s most gallant conduct. and get out. Prolonged combats simply delay their mission. another troop will be there to help them out or take over their part in the operation. Even if their troop runs into insurmountable trouble. All Commando Infantry and Man-packed Gun teams are Mountaineers. He then arrived at Groups Two’s position and took command after they had lost their commander. Only after the Commandos had exhausted their ammunition did they withdraw to the beach and their landing craft. mind and heaRT The men trained at the Commando Basic Training Centre at Achnacarry. the Goebbels battery was not destroyed and No.” He was invested with his Victoria Cross by King George VI on October 28 1942. At no point did Major Young and his men know the fate of the Commandos on Yellow beach 1.C. so the British Bulldog rule does not apply to Commando platoons. During the raid he was crossing from Lovat’s HQ to liaise with Group One when he was confronted by a German officer who shot him through the hand and arm. his brilliant leadership and tenacious devotion to duty.. Commando Infantry teams hit on a roll of 2+ in assault combat. or even a private can take over as needed. Their job is to get in. suppressing the battery so it was unable to fire. commando special Rules—dieppe British Commando forces use all of the British special rules on pages 171 to 175 of the rule book and the It’s a Raid. he died in 2000. The locals suggested they move through the orchard and take position in the corn field less than 200 meters from the German battery’s position. knoW The plan Commandos are expected to be independent-minded (if not downright unconventional) sorts and every man is drilled in the plan before an attack. hard-hitting strike forces. Porteous told reporters outside: “It was just luck I got the award. which he quickly dispatched with a grenade. Continuing on his way he soon came across a slit trench occupied by two Germans. An attempt was made to set up a Bren light machine-gun in the bell tower of the church. were an inspiration to the whole detachment. they are not alone. Support Platoons never count as being either Destroyed or still on table for the purposes of a Company Morale Check. FaiRBaiRn-sykes Under Captains W E Fairbairn and A E Sykes. Every commando knows that no matter what happens.. In addition they have the following special rules: no BRiTish Bulldog Commandos are fearless. ordering B Troop to clear the buildings. but they are also raiders. vicToRia cRoss Captain Patrick Anthony Porteous coordinated communications between the two groups of No. During this time the Germans had no idea how many men were attacking them. they kept up a hail of fire for 1½ hours. The Fairbairn-Sykes dagger they designed for the Commandos is still in use today. They have trained together and know each other well. That way if the officers are killed.BRiTish Once inside the village they looked to set up firing positions over looking the Battery. Commando Platoons use the German Mission Tactics special rule. never forgot their instructors’ chant of ‘It’s all in the mind and the heart’ as they scaled impossible cliffs and swam rivers in full kit. Scotland.  . an NCO. He was awarded the Victoria Cross on 3 October 1942. Commandos were trained in every imaginable method of killing and avoiding being killed in close combat. but it lacked a staircase for access. a pair of tough Shanghai policemen. 4 Commando and Lovat’s headquarters during the Varengeville raid (see pages 14 and 15). The only bright light in what was a dark day for No.

At one point. Young privately agreed that it was. Unharmed: Young survived five years of war without taking a serious wound. he encouraged his soldiers by telling them not to worry about bullets as standing corn made effective protection! He was awarded a Distinguished Service Order (DSO) for his part in this raid. ‘an over-conscientious German officer had inadvertently provided for them to walk on’. Cornfields Stop Bullets: To inspire his men’s confidence under fire. and Lofoten and Vaagso in Norway during 1941. Young’s Commando Platoon passes all Motivation Tests on a roll of 2+ instead of their normal roll. 195 points 130 points opTions • • Add an Anti-tank Rifle Squad for +80 points. After a period on the staff at Combined Operations HQ. as he put it. Major Young. ROF 1 with no penalty for moving. The opposing player needs to roll a 5+ to Destroy him. 1942. 3 Commando when it was founded and soon became a Captain. When rolling to destroy Brigadier Young using the Warrior Casualties rule (see page 78 of the rulebook). Major Peter Young HQ Section Lance Sergeant Lance Sergeant MG team MG team MG team MG team Commando Squad Lance Sergeant Anti-tank Rifle team Anti-tank Rifle team Commando Squad Lance Sergeant Light Mortar Light Mortar team team Light Mortar Squad Anti-tank Rifle team ANti-tank Rifle Squad Young’s Commando Platoon  . Young was the only Commando officer to reach his objective and bring back all his men. and a Firepower rating of 6. young’s commando plaToon headQuaRTeRs Major Peter Young with: 2 Commando Squads 1 Commando Squad commando chaRacTeRisTics Peter Young is a Commando Rifle team. His troops took part in raids on the Channel Island of Guernsey. Young is armed with an M1 Garand rifle. an Anti-tank rating of 2. he managed to take his force up the cliffs on a network of barbed wire which.maJOr peter YOung In 1939 Peter Young was commissioned into the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. In the Dieppe raid of August 19. found himself ashore with only 18 commandos. Young told them that 15 feet of standing corn would stop a bullet. Young’s Commando Platoon may re-roll any failed Skill Test to cross Impassable Terrain using the Mind and Heart rule. he became second-in-command of No. He joined No. a Warrior rated as Fearless Veteran. 3 Commando under Colonel John Dunford-Slater. It was during the later raid that he won his first Military Cross (MC). when they were approaching enemy machine-guns through a cornfield. with which he went to France in 1940. Young’s Commando Platoon can be Gone to Ground when shooting. Contrary: When faced with the ‘impassable’ cliff at Dieppe. but with a surly growl he successfully tackled it anyway. He has a Range of 16”/40cm. Major Major special Rules MC and Double Bar: No one wins three Military Crosses without being calm in the heat of battle. He may well have been right as none were hit and his men learned to make excellent use of cover. Add an Light Mortar Squad for +45 points. Despite this. Young and his Commando Platoon can be fielded as one of your Combat Platoons in a Commando on page 20. as long as they are Concealed and did not move. now carrying a US Garand rifle.

Bill Millin. The Mission: At Dieppe. Some think the bagpipes are a terror weapon. Lord Lovat is armed with his old Winchester hunting rifle. Lovat may join a Commando that does not include Young’s Commando Platoon for +25 points. and a Higher Command Commando Rifle team. but Lovat’s men find them inspiring. Lovat was given command of the 1st Special Service Brigade and landed in France once again at Sword Beach on 6 June.BRiTish lieutenant-COlOnel Brigadier Simon Fraser (known to his friends as “Shimi”) was born on 9 June 1911 and became the 15th Lord Lovat. He has a Range of 16”/40cm. commando—dieppe the lOrd lOVat chaRacTeRisTics The Lord Lovat is a Warrior. While Lovat commanded of the 1st Special Service Brigade he was seriously wounded by a Highland Division artillery shell which fell short during an attack on Breville on 12 June. In 1942. and a Firepower rating of 6. once per turn you may also re-roll one die rolled to determine where a platoon will arrive from Scattered Reserve. you may re-roll one die rolled to receive Reserves. Any hits on Lovat do not count towards Pinning Down the platoon. This was in large part due to Lovat’s careful planning and dedication to the operation. Lovat’s commandos destroyed their targets swiftly. Lovat would see action on many raids including the early raids in Norway. never left his commander’s side. Lovat’s commandos succeeded in their objective of destroying the Varangeville battery. He is an Independent team and rated as Fearless Veteran. Although the raid was a disaster. Lovat was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel and took command of Number 4 Commando. Lovat joined the Scots Guards but at the outbreak of war he soon volunteered for one of the daring commando units. In a mission using the Scattered Reserves special rule. design to break the enemy’s morale.  . ROF 1. As the war continued. After growing up in Scotland. an Anti-tank rating of 2. Attached to 4 Commando. 1944. He led them in an assault on the town of Dieppe. Once each turn. special Rules Bill Millin: The Lord Lovat’s bagpiper.

21 Commando HQ Combat Platoons infantry divisional suPPort Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife naval suPPort Naval Gun Fire Support 13 Commando Company Young’s Commando Company infantry 21 18 21 airCraft 13 Air Support Commando Company infantry 21 21 21 Commando Company infantry Commando Company infantry Commando Company 0 . It may also field a Support Platoon from each box shown.(inFanTRy company) Headquarters Headquarters A Commando must field a Commando HQ and three to five Commando Companies. and may field one of each of the remaining Combat Platoons.

Company Command Rifle team 3” mortar 3” mortar Company HQ Commando HQ Combat ComPanies commando company headQuaRTeRs 2 Commando Sections 1 Commando Section Captain commando 390 points 195 points Captain Captain At the start of the game before deployment you may make any or all of the following changes to each Commando Section: • • • Replace up to two Rifle/MG teams with SMG teams.BRiTish commando—dieppe moTivaTion and skill Commandos are highly trained. this means that you treat the entire Commando Company as a single platoon when calculating the number of platoons held in Ambush or Reserve. Although its component Commando Sections operate as separate platoons for all other purposes. including the heavy weapons troop. reluCtant Confident fearless ConsCriPt trained veteran Headquarters commando hQ headQuaRTeRs Company HQ commando Lieutenant Colonel Lieutenant Colonel 25 points opTions • Add up to two 3” Mortar teams for +30 points per team. experienced and motivated volunteers who know that Hitler has ordered them executed if captured. Commando Sections operate as separate platoons. Replace one Rifle/MG team with a Light Mortar team. Each commando troop is made up of two platoon-strength commando sections. Command Rifle/MG team HQ Section Lance Sergeant Lance Sergeant Rifle/MG team Rifle/MG team Rifle/MG team Rifle/MG team Rifle/MG team Commando Squad Rifle/MG team Commando Squad A commando has six small company-sized troops. Commando Section Subaltern Subaltern Command Rifle/MG team HQ Section Lance Sergeant Lance Sergeant Rifle/MG team Rifle/MG team Rifle/MG team Rifle/MG team Rifle/MG team Commando Squad Rifle/MG team Commando Squad Commando Section Commando Company  . A Commando Troop is rated as Fearless Veteran and use the Commando special rules on page 17. Replace one Rifle/MG team with an Anti-tank Rifle team. Commandos are well armed. a Commando Company deploys all at the same time as a single platoon. however it is their daggers and silent-killing techniques which make them such a terrifying force in close assaults. each with their own command team. For example.

Smoke. Protected ammo. Slow tank. Wide tracks. Protected ammo. Hull MG. Can fire over friendly teams. vehicle machine-guns Vehicle MG 16”/40cm 3 2 6 ROF 1 if other weapons fire.tank teams Name Weapon Mobility Range Front ROF Armour Side Anti-tank Top Firepower Equipment and Notes inFanTRy Tanks Churchill I OQF 2 pdr OQF 3” Firing bombardments Churchill II OQF 2 pdr Churchill I OKE OQF 2 pdr OKE Flame-gun Churchill III OQF 6 pdr Fully-tracked 24”/60cm 24”/60cm 40”/100cm Fully-tracked 24”/60cm Fully-tracked 24”/60cm 4”/10cm Fully-tracked 24”/60cm 8 3 2 8 3 8 3 2 8 3 7 7 5 3 7 7 7 7 7 10 2 4+ 3+ 6 2 4+ 2 4+ 6 2 4+ Co-ax MG. Smoke. Protected ammo. Notes addiTional TRaining and eQuipmenT transPort teams Armour Vehicle Mobility Jeep Half-tracked Front 0 Side 0 Top 0 Equipment and Notes TRucks Jeep Troop Carrier  . infantry teams Team Rifle team Rifle/MG team MG team Light Mortar team Anti-tank Rifle team Staff team Pioneer teams are rated as Tank Assault 3. Hull MG. Wide tracks. Smoke bombardment. No HE. Protected ammo. Flame-thrower. No HE. Wide tracks. Hull MG. No HE. Fixed mount. gun teams Weapon Vickers HMG Firing bombardments ML 3” mortar Mobility Man-packed Man-packed Range 24”/60cm 40”/100cm 32”/80cm ROF 6 - Anti-tank Firepower 2 - 2 6 - 6 Notes ROF 2 when pinned down. Slow tank. Co-ax MG. Slow tank. Wide tracks. Hull-mounted. Co-ax MG. Smoke bombardment. Range 16”/40cm 16”/40cm 16”/40cm 16”/40cm 16”/40cm ROF 1 2 3 1 1 Anti-tank Firepower 2 2 2 1 4 cannot shoot 6 6 6 4+ 5+ Moves as a Heavy Gun team. Slow tank. No HE. Co-ax MG. Hull MG.

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