[Normandy] Les Sablons - July 03, 1944

Hard day for the 90th US ID.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/23/2020
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
On the 3rd of July 1944, the mission of the 90th US ID was to capture the Mont Castre. The attack began at 05h30 but was stopped after an advance of one kilometer by the German main line of defense. The small hamlet of Les Sablons changed owners several times on this day. The 90th US ID lost 600 men in front of the Germans entrenched in the hedgerows and supported by assault guns ans some half-tracks. The hamlet of Les Sablons was the far end of the US advance in this sector.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
St Jores and Les Sablons are each a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- 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 anti-tank weapons and machine-guns (SWAs 5 and 7).
- 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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