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[France 1944] Ambrières' bridge - August 06, 1944

Attack of the Task Force "X".
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/27/2014
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
In late July 1944, the 3rd US Armored Division could move quickly because of the breakout of the US Operation Cobra. On the 6th of August, Task Force "X", part of the Combat Command "A" (CCA), received the order to help the 1st US Infantry Division (The Big Red One) to capture the city of Ambrières kept by some units of the 9.Panzer Division, and to cross the bridge over the Varenne river. In spite of a fierce defense by the Germans, Task Force "X" succeeded to capture the bridge, which allowed the US troops to advance on the Mayenne towards Argentan in order to surround the German army in the Falaise pocket.
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] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
The capture of Ambrières church is a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troops 2) to the two Allied infantry units with badge .
- Special Weapon Asset Rules (SWAs 4) are in effect for the two Axis units equipped with anti tank guns (SWAs 5).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine Batailles n°17 - La 3rd US Armored Division en Normandie.
Official scenario of FFM44. Played during the tournament in Le Mans on the 27th of December 2014.

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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