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Battle of Lingevres - June 14, 1944

Sergeant Harris, tank Killer.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 06/03/2014
Axis Player: Allied Player:
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Historical Background:
One week after D-Day, the coming of the Panzer Lehr Division on the front line had stopped the advance of XXXth British Corps in front of Tilly-sur-Seulles. So, 50th Infantry Division had to attack toward Lingevres, a village west of Tilly. With the support of tanks of 4/7 Dragoon Guards, 9th Durham Light Infantry (9th DLI) advanced after an artillery barrage. Tanks and grenadiers of the Panzer Lehr Division were driven out during the British advance. In the streets of Lingevres, a tank fight occurred between the Sherman Firefly of Sergeant Harris and several Panther tanks. Sergeant Harris succeeded in destroying quickly five Panther tanks in the Lingevres. At the end of the battle, he was rewarded with the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) for this exploit.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Briefing:
Axis player [Germany] : 6 command cards.
Allied player [United Kingdom] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
The church of Lingevres is a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5).
- Use "Elite Armor" rules (Troops 2) to the two Axis armor units and one Allied armor unit with badges.
- The Axis player lays out the minefields (Terrain 29).
- Use "Fordable Streams" rules (Terrain 61).

Scenario Bibliography:
- 39/45 Magazine n°85/86 - Bataille de chars à Lingèvres.
- Carte IGN 1/50 000 n°1512 - Bayeux.

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