[Normandy] Le Dézert - Act I - July 08, 1944 - July 09, 1944

Attack by the 120th US Infantry Regiment.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 06/26/2019
Axis Player: Allied Player:
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Historical Background:
Normandy, July 8, 1944. On its advance along road number 8, the 120th Infantry Regiment (30th US Infantry Division) reached the village of Le Dézert. The American soldiers captured the village despite the fierce resistance of the 2.SS Panzer Division "Das Reich". On July 9th, SS troops counter-attacked but were repelled by the massive support provided by the US Air Force and the heavy fire of the 743th Tank Battalion. The next day, the 120th Infantry Regiment was relieved by the 39th Infantry Regiment from the 9th US Infantry Division.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

- Axis Player [Germany]
Take 5 Command cards.

- Allied Player [United States]
Take 6 Command cards. You move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
The church of Le Dézert is a Temporary Medal Objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- All Axis Infantry without SWAs are elite units (Troops 2 - Specialized Unit). Badges are not required.
- Place a badge or use the proper figure for the Allied Mobile Artillery unit (Troops 14 - Mobile Artillery).
- Special Weapon Asset (late war) rules (SWAs 4) are in effect for the Axis units equipped with Anti-Tank weapons (SWAs 5) and Mortars (SWAs 6).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Album Mémorial "Bataille de Normandie" - Editions Heimdal.
Remember, see the German anti-tank gun PAK 40, remains of the battle, exposed in the center of the village.

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