[Normandy] Battle of Bras and Hubert-Folie - July 19, 1944

Operation Goodwood - Tactical success of the Rifle Brigade.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 05/30/2019
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x7 x6 x7
    first You play first

There are problems with this scenario: it cannot be set-up using the standard terrain tiles of Memoir '44 and the selected extensions. There are too many terrains of one or more types. Please contact the author.

Historical Background:
18th of July 1944, Operation Goodwwood, the tanks of the 11th Armoured Division broke easily the first German defense line, crushed by a tremendous carpet bombing. But they were stopped in front of Bourguebus ridge by a shield of numerous anti-tank guns and several counter-attacks of German tanks. A great number of British tanks were destroyed and the advance was stopped. The 19th of July in the afternoon, the Rifle Brigade was ordered to capture the villages of Bras and Hubert-Folie, with the support of tanks of the 2nd Northants Yeomanry and 3rd RTR. In spite of the fierce resistance made by a panzergrenadier battalion of 1.SS Panzer Division "Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler", the motorized infantrymen of the Rifle Brigade captured the two objectives. However, the breakthrough asked by General Montgomery in the Caen sector had failed with heavy losses in British tanks and crews.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

Conditions of Victory:
7 medals.
The three hexagons of Bras and the three hexagons of Hubert-Folie are, for each village, a sole control medal objective for the Allied player. (It means that at least one Allied unit occupies any of these three hexagons and no enemy unit).

Special Rules:
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5) to all Allied units.
- Use "Specialized Units" and "Elite Armor" rules (Troops 2) to all Allied infantry and Axis armor units. Badges are not required.
- Use "Sniper" rules (Troop 10) to the Axis infantry units with a single figure.
- Use "Heavy Anti-Tank Guns" rules (Troops 23) to the two Axis artillery batteries with 88 badge.
- Special Weapon Asset >1942 rules (SWAs 4) are in effect for the Axis units equipped with anti-tank weapons, mortars and machine-guns (SWAs 5, 6 and 7).
- Use "Air Strikes" rules (Actions 3) to the Allied player.

Scenario Bibliography:
- "Opération Goodwood" - Ed. Histoire & Collections.
- Album Mémorial Bataille de Normandie - Ed. Heimdal.
- Militaria Magazine hors-série n°26 - Opération Goodwood.

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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