La Marvindière - August 04, 1944 - August 07, 1944

Operation Bluecoat - Guards Armored Division in the bocage.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 06/03/2014
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x6 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
On the 4th of August 1944, during Operation Bluecoat, the Guards Armored Division was fighting in the Normand bocage south of Montchamp. A battle group, formed with tanks of 2nd Irish Guards and infantrymen of 5th Coldstream Guards, was surrounded in the hamlet of la Marvindière. A first-aid post was installed in a farm of this hamlet. During three days, the Guards were fighting fiercely against SS grenadiers of the 9. SS Panzer Division "Hohenstaufen". Then, on the 07th of August, German soldiers stopped their attacks and began their withdrawal to Falaise.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Germany] : 6 command cards, you move first.
Allied player [United Kingdom] : 6 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
The hospital is a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5).
- Use "Elite Armor" rules (Troops 2) to all Axis armor units. Badges are not required.
- Use "Hospital Recovery" rules (Actions 18) to the Allied player only.

Scenario Bibliography:
- 39/45 Magazine n°85/86 - La Marvindière.

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