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Roadblock at la Denisiere - July 29, 1944

Operation Cobra - Defense of the crossroad.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 04/30/2017
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
On the 29th of July 1944, US troops of General Bradley were advancing towards Avranches after the breakthrough of the Operation Cobra. The German command tried to close the gap by all means. A kampfgruppe (occasional battle group) of the 2.Panzer Division, composed with 20 tanks and two companies of Panzer Grenadier Regiment 304, captured the crossroad of la Denisiere, on the road between le Mesnil-Herman and Villebaudon. Entrenched around the crossroad, the kampfgruppe stopped the US advance and destroyed several vehicles including 25 tanks. The crossroad was recaptured the day after by US troops and the remnants of the kampfgruppe withdrew to Moyon.
The stage is set, the battles 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.
For the Allied player, exit marker is in effect on the road hexagon marked "vers Villebaudon" (Action 23).

Special Rules:
- Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 4) are in effect for the infantry units equipped with an antitank weapons (SWAs 5) or a mortar (SWAs 6).
- The Axis player lays out the minefields (Terrains 29).

Scenario Bibliography:
- "La trouée de Normandie" - Albert Pipet.
-"Cobra, la bataille décisive" - Georges Bernage.
- "Les panzers - Normandie 44" - Ed. Heimdal.

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