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Assault on Hill 112 - July 10, 1944

Operation Jupiter -
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 06/03/2014
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
The objective of Operation Jupiter was the capture of Hill 112 by British troops. 129th Brigade of the 43rd Infantry Division was ordered to capture it. on the 10th of July 1944, infantrymen of 4th Wiltshire, 4th Somerset Light Infantry and 5th Wiltshire, advanced along the old roman way called Chemin Haussé, supported by tanks of 7th RTR and "flame-towers tanks of the 79th Armored Division. In front of them, SS grenadiers of the 10.SS Panzer Division "Frundsberg", entrenched on the hill, fought fiercely and were reinforced by Tiger tanks of the 102.SS s Panzer Abteilung which made a carnage among Allied tanks. Finally, British infantrymen were stopped on the slope and entrenched near the road Evrecy-Eterville. Hill 112 stayed in German hands until the first week of August 1944.
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 Kingdom] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
The 5 hexes of Hill 112 form a Temporary Majority Medal Objective worth 1 Medal for whoever controls them.

Special Rules:
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5).
- Use "Tiger" rules (Troops 16) to all Axis armored units.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine Historica hors-série n°57 - Cote 112, les Tiger face aux Churchill.
- Carte IGN 1/50 000 n°1513 - Villers-Bocage.

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