Attack on the Golf Hotel - August 21, 1944

Operation Dragoon
Western Front By: Burdie Smith - Last update: 07/10/2011
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first


Historical Background:
The anchor of the Hyeres defense was the Golf Hotel. It controlled the eastern approaches and interdicted all vehicular traffic along National Highway 98 and across the Gapeau river. Interrogated German prisoners revealed that the local commander, Lieutenant Saurse, had been ordered to fight to the last man. So far, his defense had easily rebuffed a few small scale attacks by the 24th March Battalion. A few vehicles had broken through the perimeter and into Hyeres but had been unable to inflict any significant damage. At 1500 hours, however, new orders arrived at battalion headquarters directing an assault on the Golf Hotel. The men of the 24th March would attack with only
submachine guns, rifles, sidearms, and as many hand grenades as could be carried. A group of engineers would reinforce the attack after the first wave had pressed into the perimeter. As the engineers formed up behind the line of departure, the first shells of the preparatory barrage began to fall.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history

Briefing:
Axis Player
- Take 5 Command cards

Allied Player
- Take 6 Command cards
- You move first

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals

Special Rules:
All the allied units are free french units!
Place a badge on the free French engineer units (Troops 4 - Combat Engineers).

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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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