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[Normandy] Breville - Action 2 - June 12, 1944

The assault of Red Devils.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 11/13/2014
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x5 x6
    first You play first


Historical Background:
12th of June 1944 - East of Orne river.
The two attacks of German 346.ID on the 8th and 10th of June were repelled by British paratroopers of 6th Airborne Division and by Commandos of the 1st Special Service Brigade. On the 11th of June, the 5th Black Watch of 51st Highland Infantry Division attacked to seize Breville , but under both enemy and friendly artillery fire, the attack failed with 200 Scottish losses. On the 12th of June, two paratroopers battalions : 12th Devons and 12th Parachute battalion attacked at their turn, with the support of a tank squadron of 13th/18th Hussars. The battle raged in the wrecks of Breville, German infantrymen of III/858.Infanterie Regiment, supported by some "Sturmgeschutz" put up a fierce resistance. On the evening, Breville was in British hands. After this last battle, the front became quiet for two months in this sector.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Briefing:
Allied player [United Kingdom] : 5 command cards, you move first.
Axis player [Germany] : 5 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals. The church of Breville and the castle of Sainte-Côme are each a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Specialized Units" rules for Allied units with airborne or commandos badges (Troop 2).
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nation 5).

Scenario Bibliography:
- "Diables rouges en Normandie" - Ed. Heimdal.
- Album mémorial bataille de Caen - Ed. Heimdal.
- Normandie 44, guide du champ de bataille - Ed. Heimdal.
- Magazine Batailles n°2 - Jour J.
- Carte IGN 1:50000 - Caen.

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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