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24523U  [Normandy] Easy Company, paradrop in the night
June 06, 1944
Western Front
The II/506 Battalion scattered in the bocage.
By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/31/2022

Historical Background:
In the night before the D-Day, US paratroopers of the 506th PIR (Parachute Infantry Regiment) suffered launching errors and were scattered all over the Normand bocage. The Easy Company and Fox Company were dropped near Sainte-Mere-Eglise and had to find their way in the bocage to reach the planned assembly point. The 2nd Lieutenant Dick Winters gathered only 35 paratroopers of his company before to join a more important group of the I/506 Battalion. Several fighting encounters took place in the night between US paratroopers and German soldiers. In the morning, 2nd Lt Winters with some paratroopers destroyed the gun battery near Brecourt Manor. It was the beginning of the Easy Company Epic.
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.
The capture of Ste Marie du Mont is a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.
The destroying of the gun battery is a double permanent medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troops 2) to the three German units with badges and to all Allied units, these are Paratroopers.
- Use "Heroic Leader" rules (Action 8). He is Lt Winters and is placed on a US unit of your choice after the paradrop.
- Use "Night Attacks" rules (Action 19). It began only at the 2nd Allied turn.
- Use "Paradrop" rules (Action 20). On the 1st turn, the Allied player must drop ten infantry units (five units over each battle star).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Carte IGN 1:50000 n°1311 - Sainte-Mère-Eglise.
- Album Mémorial Overlord - Jour J en Normandie - Ed. Heimdal.
- "Parachutés sur Sainte-Mère-Eglise" - Albert Pipet.
- 39/45 magazine n° 291 - Article sur Dick Winters.
- Magazines Historica hors-série n° 78 & 79 - Utah Beach.
Official scenario of FFM44. Played during the tournament at Nantes on the 03rd of December 2022.

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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