[Normandy] Battle of Saint-Pierre - June 10, 1944

Panzer Grenadier Regiment 901 counter-attack.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/01/2014
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x6 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
Early in the morning of the 10th June 1944, the 8th Durham Light Infantry Battalion (50th Infantry Division Northumbrian), after the night in the village of Saint-Pierre, was ready to continue its advance to Tilly-sur-Seulles then Villers Bocage. But the Germans attacked first : the infantrymen of the Panzer Grenadier Regiment 901, supported by some tanks of the Panzer Lehr Division, attacked Saint-Pierre. The British first lines were taken quickly but the Durhams withdrew to the second line of defense and resisted firmly in the north of the village during the whole day. The day after, the Germans continued their attack and finally the 8th DLI abandoned the village on the 12th of June.
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.

Special Rules:
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5).
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troop 2) to all Axis infantry units. Badges are not required.
- "Special Weapon Asset >1942" rules (SWAs 4) are in effect for the three British units equipped with anti-tank weapons (SWAs 5).
- Use "Forward Spotting" rules (Action 4) to all Allied infantry units placed in the church of Saint-Pierre.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Carte IGN 1:50 000 n°1512 - Bayeux.
- Magazine Normandie 44 n°11 - Article "Les Durhams dans la bataille de Saint-Pierre".
- Album Mémorial Bataille de Normandie - Ed. Heimdal.
- Album Historique La Panzer Lehr Division - Ed. Heimdal.

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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