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[Normandy] Omaha Beach (2) - June 06, 1944

Operation Neptune - Exit D3 : Les Moulins.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 07/15/2011
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first


Historical Background:
06thof June 1944, 06h30 - Les Moulins.
Because of the sea stream, Golf Company of 116th RCT arrived without many casualties on Dog red sector in front of Exit D3, except two platoons landed on Easy Green under the fire of German strongpoint Wn66. Fox Company landed on Dog Red and Easy green and suffered heavy losses. So, the first assault wave was disrupted on the beach and it was only with the landing of the second assault wave that US troops broke through the German defense and bypassed by west the Wn68 strongpoint to exit the beach. At the end of the "longuest day", Wn68 was captured but Wn 66 resisted during the whole night.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Briefing:
Allied player [United States] : 6 command cards, you move first.
Axis player [Germany] : 4 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals. The two hex with a medal token are a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Landing Craft" rules (Troops 15).
- The three antitank obstacles in front of "Les Moulins" represent an antitank ditch. Use the same rules than hedgehogs (Terrains 5).
- Use "Cliffs & Sea Bluffs" rules for the beach edge of the hills (Terrains 11).
- The Axis player lays out the minefields (Terrains 29).
- Use "Special Weapon Asset", "Anti-Tank Weapon late war", "Mortar late war" and "Machine-guns late war" rules (SWAs 4, 5, 6 & 7) to the Axis units with badges.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine Historica hors-série n°36, 68 et 69.
- Militaria Magazine n°12 et 57.
- Album Mémorial Overlord - Jour J en Normandie - Ed. Heimdal.

Remember, see Omaha Beach and the US war graves at Colleville-sur-mer.

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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