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16332U  [Brittany] Montbarey Fortress
September 12, 1944 - September 16, 1944
Western Front
Assaulting the ramparts.
By: jdrommel - Last update: 06/05/2016

Historical Background:
During the battle for the liberation of Brest harbor by US forces, the 29th US Infantry Division had to capture Montbarey Fortress, defended by a small garrison of German paratroopers of the Fallschirmjäger Rgt 2. Us infantrymen captured first a German strong-point on hill 97 before to attack the old French fortress. The first attacks, on the 12th and 13th September, were unsuccessful. Then US troops changed the tactics and received the help of British "Crocodile" Flame Thrower tanks of the 141st RAC (79th British Armored Division) and a squadron of tanks destroyers of the 644th TD Battalion. On the 16th of September, under the cover of smoke, US engineers of the 121st Engineer Battalion opened a path in the German minefield around the fortress, so the "Crocodile" tanks could approach the ramparts and throw flames in all access of the fort. After that, US infantrymen could enter in the fortress by a breach made by the engineers in the ramparts. Finally at the end of the day, the last German defenders surrendered, Montbarey Fortress was fallen !
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
The 4 fort hexes of Montbarey fortress form a Temporary Majority Medal Objective worth 1 Medal for whoever controls the fortress.
So the Axis player begins the game with one medal in his victory path.

Special Rules:
- Use "Combat Engineer" rules (Troops 4) for three Allied infantry units, "Flame Thrower" rules (Troops 13) for one Allied tank unit and "Tank Destroyers" rules (Troops 24) for the second Allied tank unit.
- Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 4 - Special Weapon Assets>1942) are in effect for Axis units equipped with Mortars (SWAs 6) and Machine-guns (SWAs 7).
- The Axis player lays out the minefields (Terrain 29).
- Use "Fordable streams" (Terrains 61) for the moat of Montbarey Fortress.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Album Mémorial "La Bretagne en guerre 1939-1945" - Ed Heimdal.
- Rapport Middleton - Libération de Brest - Internet.

Remember, visit the museum of Montbarey Fortress in the western suburbs of Brest.

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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