[Normandy] "Daimler" and "Sole" - June 06, 1944

Operation Overlord - Attack by the 2nd East Yorkshire Regiment.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 06/26/2019
Axis Player: Allied Player:
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Historical Background:
The German strongpoint Wn12 (named "Daimler" by the Allies) was an artillery battery with 155mm French guns. The Wn14 (named "Sole" by the Allies) was defended by a grenadier company. On June 6, 1944, after a landing on Queen Red (Sword Beach) in front of the strongpoint "Cod" which inflicted heavy losses on the sand, the 2nd East Yorkshire Regiment arrived in the afternoon on the south edge of Ouistreham in front of "Daimler" and "Sole". Supported by tanks of B Squadron, 13th/18th Hussars, the East Yorks attacked the two German strongpoints. After intense close combat, "Sole" was captured at 3.45 PM. "Daimler", however, resisted until 6 PM, inflicting once again heavy losses to the East Yorks.
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 artillery bunker is a Temporary Medal Objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- British Commonwealth Forces Command rules are in effect (Nations 5 - British Commonwealth Forces).
- 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 player lays out the Minefields (Terrains 29 - Minefields).

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

Remember, see the bunkers near the water tower south of Ouistreham.

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