After the battle of the famous Hill 112, Tigers of s.SS-Pz.Abt.102 went North of Vire in order to restore the contact with the troops of 3.Fallschirm Division. The 2nd heavy tank company took "La Bistière" then Hill 119 and its chapel "Notre Dame du bocage". The German defensive position inthat area was made with the Tigers and infantrymen of the reconnaissance battalion of the 9.SS-Panzer Division. At that time, the British operation "Bluecoat" was loosing its momentum, and troops of the 11th Armoured Division attacked Hill 119 on the 3rg of August unsuccessfully. The day after, the British attack was made with more means : infantry, tanks and artillery. The "Tommies" infiltrated the German lines but were repelled once again by the Tigers. But in the evening, the Tigers were ordered to leave the position to get back Chênedollé where their fire power was needed.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history !
Allied player [United Kingdom] : 6 command cards, you move first.
Axis player [Germany] : 5 command cards.
Conditions of Victory:
6 medals. Hill 119 is a temporary medal-objective for the Allied player.
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nation 5).
- Use "Tiger" rules to the four axis "Elite" units.
(1 figure. Move 0-3 and battle.Enemy re-rolls all battle dice that score a hit. If at least one re-roll is a Grenade, kill is confirmed; all other re-rolls are ignored.)
- Use "Fordable streams" rules (Terrain 61).
- "Les Panzers - Normandie 44" - Eric Lefevre - Ed. Heimdal.
- "Panzers SS dans l'enfer normand" - Jean Mabire.
- Militaria Magazine hors-série n°65 - Normandie 1944, l'été des Anglo-Canadiens.
- Carte Michelin - Bataille de Normandie.
Official scenario of FFM44. Played during the tournament in the "Musée des Blindés" (Tank Museum) at Saumur on the 23rd of October 2010.
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.