[Normandy] Capture of Villedieu - July 31, 1944

Operation Cobra - 4th Cavalry Squadron in the battle.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 05/30/2019
Axis Player: Allied Player:
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Historical Background:
During Operation Cobra, the 4th Cavalry Squadron (part of 4th US Cavalry Group) was ordered to make a reconnaissance to the city of Villedieu-les-poêles, which was a strategic road junction. On the 31th of July several troops of the 4th Squadron entered in Villedieu and entrenched at the south edge of the town. For the Germans too, Villedieu had a strategic importance and a kampfgruppe counter-attacked i the afternoon with tanks and armored vehicles. Three times, the Germans attacked and three times they were repelled by the fire of light weapons, bazookas and anti-tanks guns of the US cavalry squadron. Villedieu stayed in American hands and the 4th Squadron received a military mention for its action in the city.
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] : 5 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
The church of Villedieu is a last to occupy medal-objective.

Special Rules:
- Special Weapon Asset Rules (SWAs 4 - Special Weapon Assets) are in effect for Axis and Allied units equipped with panzerfausts or bazookas (SWAs 5 - Anti-Tank Gun Late War).
- Re-supply rules (Actions 24 - Resupply) are in effect for the Axis Half-Tracks unit (Troops 18 - Half-Tracks).

Scenario Bibliography:
Magazine Normandie 44 n°5 - 4th Cavalry Goup en Normandie.

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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