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19194A  [Normandy] the capture of Ardenne Abbey
July 08, 1944
Western Front
The attack of the Regina Rifle Regiment.
By: jdrommel - Last update: 04/10/2018

Historical Background:
The Ardenne Abbey, built on the XIIth Century was from the 7th of June 1944 the HQ of the 25th.SS Panzergrenadier Regiment under the command of Colonel Kurt Meyer, nicknamed "Panzermeyer". On the 8th of July, the abbey was one of the objectives of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division during Operation Charnwood. On that day, fierce fighting occurred with many losses of the two parts, but the Canadians succeeded to capture Buron and Authie, which was the baseline for the last assault on Ardenne Abbey. At the end of the day, three companies of the Regina Rifle Regiment advanced to their last objective while the Canadian Scottish battalion captured the Cussy hamlet. The Canadians suffered other losses before to reach the abbey at 22h30, but this was an empty place because the Germans had evacuated their last units and above all, many wounded.
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 [Canada] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
The capture of Ardenne Abbey is a permanent medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nation 5) for all Allied units.
- Use "Sniper" rules (Troops 10) to the Axis infantry unit with a single figure.
- Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 4) are in effect for the Axis infantry units equipped with antitank weapons (SWAs 5).

Scenario Bibliography:
- "Mourir à Caen" - Albert Pipet.
- Album historique 12e SS Panzerdivision "Hitlerjugend" - Editions Heimdal.
- Magazine Historica n°29 - "Mourir pour l'abbaye d'Ardenne".
- Carte IGN 1/50 000 n°1512 - Bayeux.

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