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Saint-Laurent Draw - June 06, 1944

Operation Overlord - Omaha Beach
Western Front By: stevie02 - Last update: 04/26/2013
Axis Player: Allied Player:
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Historical Background:
The Saint-Laurent Draw (E-1) was dominated by a bluff which sloped up to the plateau where later, behind WN64 the American Cemetery was later installed. The 750 meters between WN64 and WN62 to the East was only thinly defended and this was exploited by one of E Company, 16th Infantry Regiment's boat teams led by, Lt John Spalding. Lt Spalding and his men advanced up the bluff, turned west and neutralized WN64. The fight from the beach continued for sometime but eventually the German defenses were overcome.

Briefing:
Allies, go first : Overcome the German defenses to open the road to the hinterland beyond.

Axis : Throw the Americans back into the Channel

Conditions of Victory:
5 medals

Special Rules:
The star on the Eastern edge represents the area from where Lt Spalding's boat team came from on it's way to deal with WN64. Although this unit was a 'normal' line infantry unit, for this scenario I gave it elite status to demonstrate the elan of its Commander and Platoon Sergeant Phillip Streczyk. Both of whom were awarded The Distinguished Service Cross for their actions that day.

Scenario Bibliography:
Omaha Beach by Joseph Balkoski
Omaha Beach by Georges Bernage
Normandiefront by V Milano and B Conner

Warning:
Please note that this scenario was not approved by Richard Borg or Days of Wonder, so you have to check yourself about playability, potential gaming issues, etc.

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