The British 3rd Infantry Division had to take over Colombelles from June 6 but major delays on the beach did not allow them to meet timing. The Germans had the opportunity to strengthen their positions and during the following weeks, the front had not changed . On 9 July 1944, General Montgomery , commander of the 21th Army Group , ordered the destruction of chimneys metallurgical factory SMN which were used by German artillery observers. It's "Operation Stack" . On the night of July 10 to 11 , the 153rd Infantry Brigade launched an assault on positions defended by the Schwere Panzer- Abteilung 503. Infantry is supported by Sherman and Firefly tanks of the 148th RAC but the English soldiers quickly pounded by heavy shelling and mortar of Werfer Nebelwerfer Regiment 54. At dawn, the tanks of the 3rd Squadron under the command of Oberleutnant Richard Freiherr von Rose counterattack and destroy 9 of the 10 tanks of the Squadron of the 148th RAC . The 153rd Infantry Brigade then withdrew , leaving the hope of achieving the objectives of the Stack operation.
The troops are in place. Your turn !
Allied Player: 6 cards. It starts the first.
Axis player: 6 cards
Conditions of Victory:
10 medals. Giberville village and the castle of Colombelles a temporary medal to the player who occupies. Factory SMN gives 2 temporary medals to the player who occupies.10 médailles.
The attack takes place at night: night raids rule.
British units are all special units; they can move two hexes and then fight.
Rule of British phlegm.
Two infantry units of the axis of are equipped of anti-tank weapons(one star against Allied tanks destroyed a figurine. Careful if these units move, they can not fight in the same round)
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.