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Buron [FFM44] - June 07, 1944

Operation Charnwood - June 7th, 1944
Western Front By: FFM44 - Last update: 10/25/2014
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x6 x5 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
June 6th, 1944 : the 9th Canadian brigade, landed to Juno Beach. arrived near Villons-les-Buissons where it spent the night.

June 7th, 1944, 7h45 : the North Nova Scotia Highlanders, the Sherbrooke Fusiliers and some elements of the 3rd Canadian infantry division leave Villons-les-Buissons to Buron. Their objective is to reach Carpiquet, a few kilometers south Authie.
The 6th Company of the 192th Panzer-Grenadiers regiment, reenforced since the day before by the 3rd Company of the 736th infantry regiment and some elements of the 22nd Panzer regiment and the 12th Panzer S.S., stay in Buron.
The ancient abbey of Ardennes is a few kilometers south of Authie. There, is waiting the Standartenführer Kurt Meyer (also known as 'PanzerMeyer'), leading the 25th Panzer-Grenadiers S.S. regiment (the famous Hitler Jugend).

On this June 7th, 1944, the Canadian troops will progress beyond Authie up to the hamlet of Franqueville near their objective. But a terrible counter-attack of the 25th PZ will repel them between Buron and Villons-les-Buissons where the front will stabilize until July 8th. It will be the beginning of the operation Charnwood that will end on July 9th with the liberation of Caen.

The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

This scenario has been created by Midas14

Allied Player (US):
- Take 5 Command cards.
- You move first.
Axis Player (Germans) :
- Take 4 Command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
- 6 medals
The capture of a village (Buron, Authie or St Contest) is a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.
The capture of Cairon is a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Units in Ardennes abbey (25th PZ S.S.) are elite units: 4 figurines for armor.
- The artillery unit between Buron and St Contest is a light artillery battery. This is a one figurine unit only.

Note: hedgehogs on the map represent anti-tank ditches dug between Buron and Villons-les-Buissons.

Scenario Bibliography:
CHARNWOOD La bataille de Buron - Saint Contest
Dominique Barbé
Éditions Charles Corlet

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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