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[Normandy] Lebisey Wood - June 07, 1944

Setback in front of Caen.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 01/02/2010
Axis Player: Allied Player:
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Historical Background:
On the evening of the 6th of June 1944, the 3rd British Infantry Division failed to get one of its D-Day's objective : the capture of Caen. The hard defense of "Hillman" strongpoint and the counter-attack of 21.Panzer division were the causes of this setback. On the 7th of June, the advance of the division should continue towards Caen. The 2nd Warwickshire Battalion, supported by a tank squadron of Staffordshire Yeomanry and by a "Priest" battery of 33rd Field Artillery Regiment, had to seize Lebisey Wood where two companies of Panzer Grenadier Regiment.192 were entrenched. The attack was in the open ground and German panzergrenadiers opened fire when the British infantry arrived less to 200m range. Machine-guns fire made a slaughter in the ranks of "Tommies" but they continued their assault. They were suddenly stopped when Colonel Hardon, commander of 2nd Warwick, was killed in action. Survivors of the British battalion dug in in the field and didn't move anymore. Lebisey Wood stayed in German hands for several weeks more.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Briefing:
Allied player [United Kingdom] : 6 command cards, you move first.
Axis player [Germany] : 5 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.

Special Rules:
- Use "BCF Command rules" (Nation 5).
- Dan river is passable (Terrain 61), Orne channel is impassable.
- Antitank obstacles represent antitank ditch, use "Hedgehogs" rules (Terrain 5).
- Use "Mobile Artillery" rules for the Allied artillery unit if you have "Pacific Theater" expansion (Troop 14). Otherwise, use base game rules.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Album Mémorial "Bataille de Caen" - Ed. Heimdal.
- Militaria Magazine hors-série n°69 - La bataille de Caen.
- 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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