Escoville - June 07, 1944

The attack of Kampfgruppe Von Luck.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 06/03/2014
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
The landing of the gliders of the 6th Airlanding Brigade in the evening of D-Day reinforced the British bridgehead east of the Orne river. On the 07th of June at 15h00, Kampfgruppe Von Luck, composed with a panzer company, the armored reconnaissance group, assault guns and a panzergrenadier battalion, launched an assault on the British positions around Ranville. A fierce battle occurred between the German panzergrenadiers and the British paratroopers in the woods of the Escoville castle. Several German tanks were destroyed by anti-tanks in the plain in front of Hérouvillette. Finally, the resistance of airborne troops supported by a powerful artillery stopped the German attack in the village of Escoville. The British bridgehead was saved!
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Germany] : 5 command cards, you move first.
Allied player [United Kingdom] : 5 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
The Escoville castle, Hérouvillette and Ranville are each a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5).
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troops 2) to all Allied and Axis infantry units. Badges are not required.
- Re-supply rules (Actions 24) are in effect for Half-Tracks (Troops 18).
- Use "Tank Destroyers" rules (Troops 24) to the two Allied armored units with TD badge.

Scenario Bibliography:
- "Diables rouges en Normandie" - Ed. Heimdal.
- Album historique 21.Panzer-Division - Ed. Heimdal.

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