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[Normandy] Bretteville l'orgueilleuse - June 08, 1944 - June 09, 1944

Heroic resistance of Regina Rifles Regiment.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 11/07/2009
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x4 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
On the 8th of June 1944, the 7th Brigade of 3rd Canadian Infantry Division was on the line Bretteville-Norrey-Putot en Bessin. During the night, a "kampfgruppe" of 25.SS Panzer Grenadier Regiment, coming from La Villeneuve, attacked Bretteville. This attack failed. On the 9th of June, several attacks made by 26.SS Panzer Grenadier Regiment from the south, occurred on Norrey en Bessin, held by Charlie company of Regina Rifle Regiment and on Cardonville farm held by Dog company. Each attack was ended as close combat. Then, 3rd company of 12.SS Panzer Regiment, equipped with "Panther" tanks, attacked Norrey along the railway, without any success. At the end of the day, although suffering a lot of casualties, the "Reginas" held all their positions against the fierce attacks of the 12.SS Panzer Division "Hitlerjugend".
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Germany] : 6 command cards, you move first.
Allied player [Canada] : 4 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
Allied player : 6 medals.
Axis player : 6 medals with at least 2 medals tokens. Each hex with a medal token is a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Big Guns" rules for the German artillery near the Mue river (Troop 3).
- Mue river is impassable except by the bridges (Terrain 8).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Revue Historica, les Canadiens face à la Hitlerjugend.
- Normandie 1944, le guide du champ de bataille, 07 juin au 22 août 1944 - Ed Heimdal.

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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