19310A  [Normandy] Attack of the Mont Pinçon
August 06, 1944
Western Front
Hard time for the Wiltshire.
By: jdrommel - Last update: 04/04/2018

Historical Background:
During Operation Bluecoat, the 43rd Wessex Division was in charge to capture Mont Pinçon, hill 365. British infantrymen of the 129th Brigade, made with 4th Battalion Somerset Light Infantry, 4th Battalion Wiltshire Regiment and 5th Battalion Wiltshire Regiment, had to fight against the German grenadiers of the 276.ID entrenched on the hill and supported by some tanks and Nebelwerfer. The Wiltshire and the Somerset suffered heavy losses before they reached the crest of hill 365. Finally, with the help of tanks of the 13/18th Hussars the British infantrymen succeeded to capture Mont Pinçon.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
The capture of Mont Pinçon is a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nation 5) for all Allied units.
- Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 4) are in effect for the Axis infantry units equipped with Mortar (SWAs 6) or Machine gun (SWAs 7).
- Use "Tiger" rules (Troop 16) to the Axis armored unit with a single figure.
- The Axis player lays out the minefields (Terrain 29).
- Use "Fordable streams" rules for the Druance River (Terrain 61).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine Batailles n°3 - La prise du Mont Pinçon.

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