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In summer 1940 the Battle of France was fought. British, belgian, dutch and french troops were defeated by the "Sichelschnitt", a surprising move invented by General von Manstein.

In his book "Verlorene Siege" wrote v.Manstein, that his Divison got the order as part of the 9th Armee to take part in the invasion of England in an area between Bexhill and Eastbourn, Beachy Head. Close to Hastings, the last battlefield where a invasion of the islands was succesfully.

Manstein wrote, that the german leadership had, after the surprisingly fast victory over France, had no plan how to continuing the war. So it came to a delay till the decision was made to try the "Operation Seelöwe" and as preludium the Air Battle of Britain.

Manstein said, that if the decison to engage England would have made one or two weeks after the victory over France, german landing forces would have landed on Englands beaches around August 15th 1940. Mansteins idea to fight England was a surprise attack with no previous Air Battle. All should end in a major Battle, The Luftwaffe, Heer and Kriegsmarine should attack at the same time. For Manstein the british ground forces were the minor problem. They lost nearly all heavy weapons in Dunekirk, so that the Royal Army would have been no real danger. Dangerous could become the Air Force and the Royal Navy. But Manstein wrote, that the Royal Navy would come to late to prevent the landing of the first german wave. The Royal Navy would try to stop the second and all other landing waves. At this time it would be the job of the Luftwaffe to sink the british ships and the job of the Royal Air Force to protect the british ships.

In the last weeks i have started to rework the tileset of my very old Battle of Britain terrain and soon i will start to rebuild the target areas, so that we have the chance to fight a "Operation Seelöwe" style battle in SF2.

Here some screenshots while WIP.

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New farmtiles, but still old airfield tile.

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New airfield tile.

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A mixture between old and new coast tiles.

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View from high altitutes.

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Test of a London tile. Buckingam palace is not yet on correct place.

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Gepard, don't forget I did a rebuild of your terrain in 2013. If not too much is changed, you might be able to copy/paste many of my target area. Certaintly, there's a bunch of ground & terrain objects you can use! Please feel free to do so!! :good:

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SitRep:

First test of a tile for the Port of Dover. The colors does not fit perfectly, the cranes, ballons and buidlings are at the wrong position. Its WIP.

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Some road tiles are made now. (He-100D shot down Hurricane near Manston.)

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The area south of Manston Airbase

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