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French Open 2009 (final) - June 23, 1944

Battle of Cherbourg - Battle for Hill 178, D+17
Western Front By: JFKoski - Last update: 06/17/2012
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x7 x6 x7
    first You play first

Historical Background:
After weeks of tough battles, Major General J. Lawton Collins, commander of VII Corps, is eager to put an end to the battle for Cherbourg and orders three Infantry Divisions to attack the "Festung" (Fortress). The 9th Infantry Division is charged with clearing the western flank, from Bois du Mont du Roc to the Epiney Farm.

The Region is defended by Kampfgruppe Keil, a hodgepodge of the 919th German Infantry Regiment and other disparate units. On June 23, supported by artillery fire and platoons of tank destroyers, the 39th, 47th, and 60th US Infnatry Regiments attack the German positions. After a day long struggle, they manage to break through in the evening. On June 24, Kampfgruppe Keil is forced to withdraw to take refuge into the "Westeck" (West corner), a fortified position to the North.

This is a scenario by jdrommel, used in the French Open 2009 (final), copied here to play Online. AAR's can be posted at:

Axis player [Germany]
Take 5 Command cards.
Allied player [United States]
Take 6 Command cards.
You move first.

Conditions of Victory:
7 Medals.

Special Rules:
The Allied player can conduct Air Strikes (Actions 3) by playing Recon cards. (This is like Hill 314 in Counter-attack on Mortain. Editor: Hill 317 Rule).
The Caudet is a Fordable Stream (Terrain 61).
The Axis player lays out the minefields (Terrain 29) from Terrain Pack (0,0,0,1,1,2,2,3,3,4).

(French Open 2009) by jdrommel
-->(Open de France Mémoire 44 - 2009) (Finale)

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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