[Normandy] Battle of Ellon - June 09, 1944

Nach Bayeux !
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 05/30/2019
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
The Panzer Lehr division arrived in Normandy on the 8th of June 1944. The commander of the division, General Bayerlein, was ordered by Rommel to recapture the city of Bayeux, liberated by the 50th British Infantry Division. In the morning of the 9th June, tanks (PZ IV) of the II/Panzer-Lehr-Regiment 130 and infantrymen of the I/Panzergrenadier-Lehr-Regiment 902 advanced to the village of Ellon, first stage of the attack to Bayeux. Under the fire of heavy artillery shells of the Allied fleet, the elite soldiers of the Panzer Lehr Division attacked the village defended by infantrymen of the 56th British Infantry Brigade. In the afternoon, the village was captured, the Panzer Lehr was ready to pass to the second stage of the operation : recapture Bayeux. At this moment, units of the division received a new order from the 1 SS-Panzer Korps : stop the attack and stay in defensive. Finally, the German attack to Bayeux never occurred.
The stage is set, the battles 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 church of Ellon is a temporary medal objective for the Axis Player.

Special Rules:
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nation 5) for the Allied player.
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troops 2) to all Axis infantry units. Badges are not required.
- Naval support : The Allied Player can play any "Recon 1" card as a "Barrage" card in the selected section. In this case, only 1 card is taken from the pile at the end of the Allied player turn.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Album Historique " La Panzer Lehr" - Edition Heimdal.
- "Sie Kommen" - Paul Carell.

Remember, see the small British cemetery in the hamlet called "Jerusalem" between Tilly-sur-Seulles and Bayeux.

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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