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Sea Lion Battle Pack 6 from GMT Games

Sea Lion
Battle Pack 6

Game Designer: Andrew Laws
Art Director: Roger B. McGowan

Sea Lion is the sixth themed collection of scenarios for use with both Combat Commander Europe and Combat Commander Mediterranean. You will need both of these games to enjoy all of these scenarios as Sea Lion is “not a stand alone game”. This themed Battle Pack carries forward from Battle Pack Number 5 and presents a “what if” situation of a successful invasion of Great Britain. The battles presented in this Battle Pack cover the time period from September through December 1940.

All of the Scenarios are of medium complexity and provides the gamer with additional enjoyment of the game system. The Battle Pack contents are delivered in a folder or folio arrangement and included are;

  • Five 17” x 22” 2 sided Mapsheets
  • Five 8 ½” x 11” 2 sided Scenario Card

The Mapsheets represent specific locations in Southern England, many of which were personally visited by the designer. As mentioned above, the game comes with 5 double sided Scenario Cards. This means that Sea Lion has a total of 10 new Scenarios which are

  • 86 – “Keep Calm and Carry On” Operation Sea Lion opens with the Airborne invasion of England near the village of Brede, 22 September 1940;
  • 87 – “Bloody Bognor” set at Bognor Regis, a key Royal Naval Watch Station, where the invading Germans eschew a frontal seaborne assault for encirclement and attack from the rear, 23 September 1940;
  • 88 – “All Ahead, Full Stop” set at the Medway River Stop Line, a prime anti-tank defense position, where rag-tag Free French forces counter attack to retake lost fortifications, 5 October 1940;
  • 89 – “Beneath a Steel Sky” set at the Portsmouth docks as the cutoff garrison fight off the Germans as well as British bombers, 30 September 1940;
  • 90 – “The Man Who Would Be King” set at Holloway Prison,  London, as hastily armed British Union of Fascists troops attempt to break Oswald Mosely out of prison,  28 October 1940;
  • 91 – “The Battle of Trafalgar” set at Trafalgar Square, London, a bitter fight over the cultural heart of the British nation as German troops assault defending British forces, 14 October 1940;
  • 92 – “Let England Shake” set near Highclere Castle as rejuvenated British forces launch Operation Tremor, the counter offensive to drive the Germans from English soil, 19 November 1940;
  • 93 – “Foxtrot Uniform” set at Upper Heyford R.A.F. Base near Bicester as United States forces enter the conflict featuring AA guns utilized in an anti-personnel mode, 24 November 1940;
  • 94 – “The Tonbridge Two” set at Hawkshead Woods, Tonbridge Wells as British Partisans ambush German rear area troops conducting anti-partisan operations, 11 December 1940;
  • 95 – “Lined in Chalk” set near the Port of Dover as British forces conduct a furious assault to recapture cross Channel artillery which if successful will cutoff German reinforcements and resupply, 25 December 1940;


Gamers that enjoy the play of tactical level games such as the Combat Command Series will definitely enjoy Battle Pack 6, Sea Lion. While the overall theme deals with one subject, the scenarios provided offer gamers a varied look at the “what if” situation to game. Personally, Sea Lion is just one of those theoretical Scenarios that I love to game and GMT Games did not disappoint with the release of Battle Pack 6, Sea Lion.

Please note: The original boardgame Combat Commander is required to play this expansion.

This Combat Commander game expansion is available from GMT Games.

MSRP $27.00

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