[Normandy] Capture of Pouppeville - June 06, 1944

Operation Overlord - Hold of Exit 1.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/31/2022
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
The village of Pouppeville was in early June 1944 the German strongpoint Wn6, defended by a company of the 1058th Gren. Regiment. During the night 5th to 6th June, paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division "Screaming Eagles" were dropped in the area Hiesville - Sainte Marie du Mont but with a lot of scattering. Lieutenant-colonel Ewell, chief of 3/501 PIR was ordered to capture Pouppeville in order to hold the Exit 1, one of the four access roads for the landing troops at Utah Beach. With a disparate troop (more officers than soldiers, including General Taylor, commander of the division), Ewell made his way towards his objective, gathering in the same time some isolated paratroopers. Under the fire of the defenders, the US paratroopers had to fight for each building to capture the village. At 11h00, the last German defenders still alive surrendered. The Exit 1 was secure and at 12h00 the first contact occurred between the paratroopers and the troops landed at Utah Beach (2/8 of the 4th Infantry Division).
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Germany] : 5 command cards.
Allied player [United States] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
The bridge of "la grande crique" is a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troops 2) for all Allied infantry units. Badges are not required.
- Use "Sniper" rules (Troop 10) to the two Axis infantry units with a single figure. Their loss is a victory medal as other units.
- Use "Fordable streams" rules for "la grande crique" (Terrains 61).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine Historica n°40 - Débarquement à Utah Beach.
- "Parachutés sur Sainte-Mère-Eglise" - Albert Pipet.
- Plaquette Jour J à Utah Beach.
- Carte IGN 1:50000 n°1311 - Ste-Mère-Eglise.
Remember, see the Memorial plate for the first contact between the paratroopers and the troops landed at Utah Beach, on the road from Pouppeville to la Petite Dune.
Official scenario of FFM44. Played during the tournament at Nantes on the 03rd of December 2022.

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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