[Provence] La Nartelle - August 15, 1944

Operation Dragoon - Delta Force
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/18/2011
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x12 x6 x12
    first You play first


Historical Background:
The landing in the south of France , "Operation Dragoon", happened on the 15th of August 1944. After an Allied paradrop in the area of Le Muy, three US infantry divisions landed on the Mediterranean coast. In the middle of the attack force, the 45th US Infantry Division "Delta Force" had to cross an antitank obstacle built on the beach and called the wall of la Nartelle. After some local fighting, particularly in the village of Sainte-Maxime, units of the 45th US ID advanced across the Maures Mountains by the Gratteloup pass and joined the Allied paratroopers in the evening. Operation Dragoon was successful, French troops under the command of general De Lattre de Tassigny could landed and be involved in the following operations.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

Conditions of Victory:
12 medals.
Ste-Maxime, Le Muy and the HQ of 62°AK are each a temporary medal-objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Paradrop" rules (Actions 20 - Paradrop). During the first turn, the Allied player drops 5 units holding his hand over the hex "DZ" without using any command card, then he plays a command card to activate any unit of his choice (including paratrooper units).
- Place badges on the 5 Allied paratrooper infantry units (Troops 2 - Specialized Units).
- Place a badge on the Allied mobile artillery unit (Troops 14 - Mobile Artillery).
- Use "Destroyer" rules (Troops 12 - Destroyers).
- Use "Seawall" rules (Terrains 12 - Seawall) to the sandbags on the beach . It represents the antitank wall of "la Nartelle".
- The Axis player lays out the minefields (Terrains 29 - Minefields).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Dictionnaire de la seconde Guerre mondiale - Librairie Larousse.
- Militaria Magazine hors-série n°14 - Débarquement de Provence.
- Magazine Champs de bataille n°2 - Provence 1944.
- "Le débarquement de Provence" - Jacques Robichon.
- 2 mini-guides sur le débarquement de Provence.

Remember, see the US war graves at Draguignan, the French war graves at Boulouris and several landing memorials at Fréjus.

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.

Set-up Order
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