[Normandy] Bourg de Lestre - June 19, 1944

24th Cavalry Squadron in the hedgerow hell.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/11/2013
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x5 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
Landed at Utah Beach on the 15th of June, the 24th Cavalry Squadron was immediately send to the front-line near Quinéville. The hedgerow of Normandy was a hard terrain for recce troops as the Cavalry Squadron so its troops had to fight as infantry. On the 18th of June, the 24th Cavalry Squadron was ordered to make a reconnaissance on a crossroad near Bourg de Lestre, north of the Sinope river. The US troopers fought against German infantrymen of the 709.Infanterie Division, entrenched in the hedgerow. The battle lasted all the day of 19th of June around the crossroad, but at the end German soldiers withdrew the area. So finally, the 24th Cavalry Squadron captured the crossroad, a German ammunition depot and liberated Bourg de Lestre.
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 ammunition depot and the church of Bourg de Lestre are each a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Special Weapon Asset Rules (SWAs 4 - Special Weapon Assets) are in effect for Axis units equipped with panzerfausts (SWAs 5 - Anti-Tank Gun Late War) and mortars (SWAs 6 - Mortar Late War).
- Use "Fords and Fordable rivers" rules (Terrains 41) for the Sinope river.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Normandie 44 Magazine n°5 - 4th Cavalry Group 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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