[Normandy] La Brèche d'Hermanville - June 06, 1944

Operation Neptune - The 2nd East Yorkshire versus Strongpoint "Cod".
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 04/04/2018
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
Sword Beach, 07h30,10 LCAs landed two assault companies of the 2nd East Yorkshire Regiment on Queen Red, just in front of the German strongpoint Wn18, called "Cod" by the Allies and defended by the German 10/736 company. In spite of the support given by the "Funnies" of the 22nd Dragoons and the DD tanks of the 13th/18th Hussars, the East York lost 200 men on the beach. On their right, on Queen White, two assault companies of the 1st South Lancashire Regiment suffered heavy losses as well but succeeded to leave the beach and to attack "Cod" from behind. British and French commandos landed just after the infantrymen of the 8th brigade and suffered some losses when crossing the beach under German fire. The French commandos of Philippe Kieffer gathered on the old holiday camp before to advance to their objective, the Casino of Riva Bella.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Germany] : 5 command cards.
Allied player [United Kingdom] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
For the Allied player, exit marker is in effect on the hexagon marked "vers Hermanville" (Action 23).

Special Rules:
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nation 5) for all Allied units.
- Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 4 - Special Weapon Assets >1942) are in effect for the Axis infantry units equipped with Antitank Weapons (SWAs 5).
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troops 2) to the three Allied infantry units with SAS badge.
- Use "Sniper" rules (Troops 10) to the two Axis infantry units with a sniper badge.
- Use "Hobart Funnies" rules (Troops 26) to the three Allied tank units with badge. They use only Petard Mortar.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazines Historica n° 74 & 75 - Sword Beach.

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