[Normandy] Capture of Hill 131 - July 03, 1944

Assault of the 82nd Airborne.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 10/21/2021
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x7 x6 x7
    first You play first

Historical Background:
On the 3rd of July 1944, it was raining so there was no air support for Allied troops. At dawn, the US paratroopers attacked Hill 131 (Mont Etenclin). They repelled the outposts held by Osttruppen units and captured the hill and the Blanchelande Abbey. But, in the South, the soldiers of the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment were stopped by the German main defense line in front of the hamlet of La Poterie.
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:
7 medals.
Hill 131, the Blanchelande Abbey and La Poterie are each a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troops 2) for the five Allied units with badges.
- Use "Half-Track" (Troops 18) and "Re-supply" rules (Actions 24) for the Axis unit with badge HT.
- Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 4) are in effect for German units equipped with mortars (SWAs 6).
- The Axis player lays out the minefields (Terrains 29).
- Remove the "Air Power" card before to begin the game (No air support because of the rain).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine Normandie 1944 n° 7 - Objectif La Haye du Puits.

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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