[Normandy] Green Devils at Vierville - June 07, 1944

Operation Overlord - The German paratroopers attack.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/31/2022
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
The US paratroopers of the 501st PIR (101st Airborne Division) liberated Vierville on June 6. The next day, at 1000 hours, the Green Devils (German paratroopers of the 1st Battalion/6.Fallschirmjäger Regiment) counterattacked from Basse-Addeville and the marshes of Carentan. The US troops were well entrenched in the castle and houses of Vierville and offered a strong resistance. The Green Devils suffered heavy losses in the pastures around the castle and eventually withdrew to the marshes but then, surrounded and outnumbered by the American paratroopers, they were forced to surrender.
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. You move first.

- Allied Player [United States]
Take 5 Command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
The castle is a Temporary Medal Objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- All Axis and Allied Infantry are elite units (Troops 2 - Specialized Unit). Badges are not required.
- Special Weapon Assets (late war) rules (SWAs 4) are in effect for units equipped with Mortars (SWAs 6) and Machine-Guns (SWAs 7).
- Pont Perrat Creek is a Fordable Stream (Terrains 61 - Fordable Streams).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine Historica n°40 - Débarquement à Utah Beach.
- Carte IGN 1:50000 n°1311 - Ste-mère-église.
Official scenario of FFM44. Played during the tournament at Nantes on the 03rd of December 2022.

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