The Operational Art of War Scenarios

My research on the defensive efforts of Switzerland during the second World War have yielded a few scenarios which may be used with the simulation "The Operational Art of War - A Century of Warfare".

Scenario Description Status
Limmatstellung 1940 Fall Braun, as Fall Grün were operation plans for a frontal attack through the Maginot line. They were prepared as a part of the deception against the French.

The Swiss Army command took this threat serious and designed a plan to counter this threat (see Operationsbefehl No 2 and Operationsbefehl No 4).

This scenario simulates the Fall Braun under the following (unrealistic) assumption:

  • The German Wehrmacht wants to get around the Maginot Line in the South passing through Switzerland.
  • For this the German Wehrmacht will use two Armies in conjunction with a third Army provided by Italy.
Date: May 10, 1940
Location: Switzerland
Map Scale: 2.5 km per hex
Time Scale: 6 hour turns
Unit Scale: Battalion (special units as Company)
Length: 30 days (120 Turns)
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Operation TANNENBAUM After the victory in France, the staff of the 12th Army, now in positions West of Switzerland, got the task to study an operation against Switzerland. See the web page on the details of the study.

This scenario depicts an attack with the number of divisions requested for the task by 12th Army HQ.

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[Last Update 30.08.2010]