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20663A  [Normandy] Le Dézert - Act II
July 11, 1944
Western Front
Counter-attack by the Panzer Lehr Division.
By: jdrommel - Last update: 06/26/2019

Historical Background:
During the German counter-attack towards Saint-Jean-de-Daye, the 1st battalion of the Panzer-Grenadier Lehr Regiment 901 attacked the village of Le Dézert held by infantrymen of the 9th US Infantry Division. Despite their resistance, the Allied troops were overwhelmed by the assault of the German panzergrenadiers and the HQ of the 3/39 US battalion was captured. Nevertheless the attack of the Panzer Lehr Division was stopped in front of Saint-Jean-de-Daye by powerful artillery fire and by the intervention of numerous Allied fighter-bombers.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

- Axis Player [Germany]
Take 6 Command cards. You move first.

- Allied Player [United States]
Take 6 Command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
7 medals.
The US HQ is a Temporary Medal Objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- All Axis Infantry and all Axis Armor are elite units (Troops 2 - Specialized Unit). Badges are not required.
- Place a badge or use the proper figure for the Axis Mobile Artillery unit (Troops 14 - Mobile Artillery).
- Special Weapon Asset (late war) rules (SWAs 4) are in effect for the Allied units equipped with Anti-Tank weapons (SWAs 5).
- HQ capture rules (Actions 17 - Capture HQ / Supply Tent) are in effect.
- New Flight Plan: The starting number of Air Combat cards is amended for this scenario (Axis : 1 Air Combat card, Allies : 3 Air Combat cards).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Album Historique "Panzer Lehr Division" - Editions Heimdal.
Remember, see the German anti-tank gun PAK 40, remains of the battle, exposed in the center of the village.

Set-up Order