Memoir '44 D-Day Landings Memoir '44 D-Day Landings

Alpha Yellow - August 15, 1944

Operation Dragoon - Landing on Pampelonne beach
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 06/20/2011
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x5 x5 x5
    first You play first


Historical Background:
August 15, 1944 marks D-Day for the Allied landing in Provence. In the morning, 3rd US Infantry Division (Alpha Force) lands at Cavalaire (Red Beach) and Pampelonne (Yellow Beach). Demoralized and reluctant to fight, the Germans offer little resistance to the US troops but the beaches littered with mines remain treacherous. After some scattered firefights to clear the bridgehead of enemy troops, units of the 15th US Infantry Regiment advance inland and soon connect with the Allied paratroops dropped on the enemy's rear during the previous night. It was during this advance that Staff Sergeant Audie Murphy single-handedly destroyed several nests of German machine-guns on his own.

The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Briefing:
Axis player [Germany]
Take 4 command cards.

Allied player [United States]
Take 5 command cards.
You move first.

Conditions of Victory:
5 medals.

Pampelonne and the artillery bunker on the hille are Temporary Medal Objectives for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
Place a badge on the two Allied engineer units (Troops 4 - Combat Engineers).

The Axis player lays out the minefields (Terrain 29 - Minefields).

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