[Normandy] Battle for Colleville - June 06, 1944

Operation Overlord - Advance of the Big Red One.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 06/06/2019
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
The village of Colleville-sur-mer had one bunker used as CP of the 3/726, and called Wn63. In the morning of the 6th June, the first US units were exiting from the hell of Omaha Beach. The G Company of Cpt Dawson, 16th Inf Rgt, had bypassed the Wn62 still in action against troops on the beach, and arrived on the west of the village. Dawson captured the church but could not advance farther because of a German counter-attack. During that time the L Company advanced in the small valley of Cabourg and was stopped by the hedgerows. Ltn Jimmy Monteith attacked several German machine-guns which blocked the advance of the company but was killed during the fight. For his bravery during the D-Day, he was posthumously rewarded with the Medal of Honor.
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 city hall of Colleville is a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Heroic Leader" rules (Actions 8) to the Allied unit with a battle star. The heroic leader was Lieutenant Jimmy Monteith.
- Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 4) are in effect for German units equipped with machine-guns (SWAs 7).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine Historica n°690 - Omaha la sanglante.
- "Omaha Beach, 6 juin 1944" - Joseph Balkoski.
- Carte IGN 1:50000 n°1411 - Grandcamp - Maisy.

Remember see the grave of Lieutenant Jimmy Monteith in the American cemetery of Colleville-sur-mer, section I, row 20, grave 12.

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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