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21370U  [Normandy] Poterie Ridge
July 04, 1944
Western Front
Last fight of the 82nd in Normandy.
By: jdrommel - Last update: 10/27/2021

Historical Background:
After the capture of Hill 131 (Mont Etenclin) on the 3rd of July, the paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division were ordered to capture Poterie Ridge and Hill 95, last heights before the Mont Castre. On the 4th of July, the Independence Day in the United States, they launched the assault under the cover of an artillery barrage. But the US artillery stopped the fire when the paratroopers were still in the open field and the Germans opened fire with machine-guns and mortars. the paratroopers suffered heavy losses before to reach the ridge but finally they captured their objective during the night. It was the last fighting of the 82nd in Normandy and the division was relieved by the 8th Infantry Division on the 8th of July before to come back in Great Britain.
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:
7 medals.
Poterie Ridge and Hill 95 are each a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troops 2) for all Allied units. Badges are not required.
- Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 4) are in effect for the units equipped with mortar and machine-gun (SWAs 6 & 7).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine Normandie 1944 n° 7 - Objectif La Haye du Puits.

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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