[Normandy] Strongpoint Wn21 "Trout" - June 06, 1944

Operation Overlord - The Royal Marines failed at Lion-sur-Mer .
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 06/26/2019
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x7 x6 x7
    first You play first

Historical Background:
On the coastal city of Lion-sur-Mer, Germans had built the strongpoint Wn21 with a company of the 716. ID (9/736). Named "Trout" by the Allies, this strongpoint had to be neutralized by two groups of the 41st Royal Marines Commando. The British troops had lost 25 men during their landing on Queen Beach, then were under the fire of snipers during their advance to their objectives: Wn 21 "Trout" and the castle of Lion-sur-Mer. With the support of three "Centaur" tanks of the 2nd Armoured Royal Marines Support Regiment, the first group of Commandos attacked the enemy strongpoint.The Germans waited before opening fire at point blank, destroying the three tanks and inflicting heavy losses to the British soldiers by continuous mortar fire. The second group who attacked the castle was pushed back by a German counter-attack launched by infantry units supported by a self-propelled gun. Finally, the 41st RM Commando withdrew on a defensive position and took its objectives only on the next day.
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 Kingdom]
Take 6 Command cards. You move first.

Conditions of Victory:
7 medals.
The castle and the most distant bunker are each a Temporary Medal Objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- British Commonwealth Forces Command rules are in effect (Nations 5 - British Commonwealth Forces).
- All Allied Infantry are elite units (Troops 2 - Specialized Unit). Badges are not required.
- Place a badge or use the proper figure for the Axis snipers (Troops 10 - Snipers).
- Special Weapon Assets (late war) rules (SWAs 4) are in effect for units equipped with Anti-Tank Guns (SWAs 5), Mortars (SWAs 6) and Machine Guns (SWAs 7).
- The Axis Armored unit has only two figures but its destruction counts as a victory medal.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazines Historica hors-série n° 74 & 75 - Débarquement sur Sword, Juno et Gold Beach.

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