[Normandy] German strong point "Osteck" - June 27, 1944

Operation Overlord - The US attack of the 27th of June.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 04/04/2018
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

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Historical Background:
At the end of June 1944, the battle for the capture of "Festung" Cherbourg was under way. On the east flank, the German strong point called "Osteck", under the command of Major Küppers, was facing the 4th US Infantry Division of General Barton. On the 27th of June, the US troops attacked with infantry and tanks. The US advance was soon stopped by the fierce resistance of the German defenders and by the fire of the heavy coastal battery "Hamburg" which had pointed one of its gun inland. Finally, General Barton got the surrender of Osteck by showing to Major Küppers a detailed map with all the German positions of Osteck. Küppers was then convinced that to continue the resistance was useless and gave his surrender.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Germany] : 6 command cards.
Allied player [United States] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
The capture of the radar station and the HQ of major Küppers are each a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Combat Engineer" rules (Troops 4) to the three Allied infantry units with Engineer badge.
- Use "Heavy Anti-Tank Guns" rules (Troops 23) to the Axis artillery battery with 88 badge.
- The Allies may place a Smoke Screen (Actions 21) once in the game.
- The Axis player lays out the minefields (Terrain 29).

Scenario Bibliography:
- "Ils arrivent" (Sie Kommen) - Paul Carell

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