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Carpiquet: The Airfield is the fourth mission for the British, and is the second part of Operation Windsor.

Carpiquet: The Airfield
Campaign Liberation of Caen
Mission No. 4
Date July 5th, 1944
Location Carpiquet, France
Allies 3rd Battalion
1st British Commandos
Royal Canadian Rifles
Axis 12th SS Panzer Division
Supporting Forces Royal Scots

BackgroundEdit

The Royal Commandos have established a front line; it is time for 3rd Battalion and the Royal Canadian Rifles to eliminate any remaining Axis forces and take the Airfield.

Mission ObjectivesEdit

1) Defeat Axis counter-attack

"Stop the Axis counter-attack. Focus the defense around key enemy axis of advance.

2) Secure the airfield

1b) Neutralize the Turrets

2b) Destroy all aircrafts/Shoot Down the Aircraft

"Destroy the Henschel Airplanes before they take off."/Build Bofor Emplacements to shoot down the Henschel Airplanes.

MedalsEdit

Special Air Service Badge

Awarded for successfully retrieving the Commandos infiltrated within the Airfield.

StrategyEdit

  • The Flak 88s are powerful assets, able to take out groups of infantry or vehicles in one shot. They take up 11 in the population cap but they can be manually abandoned.
  • Alternatively, build 17 Pounder AT Guns for anti-tank emplacements.
  • Infantry in trenches will generally be safer than they if they were in buildings.
  • The Hummel can be safely taken out by the 25 Pounder Gun Howitzer, or by rushing a Stuart.
  • If any planes manage to take off, build a Bofors 40mm Cannon to take them down.

TriviaEdit

  • One of the grenadiers guarding the control tower is later seen serving in Kampfgruppe Lehr.
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