[Normandy] Southern roadblock at Sainte-Mère-Eglise - June 06, 1944

Operation Overlord - Attack by the Georgian battalion.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 10/25/2021
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
Lt Col Krause, commander of the 3rd battalion/505th PIR, invested Sainte-Mère-Eglise in the early morning of the D-Day and ordered to put some roadblocks on all access of the city. A German artillery battery at Fauville began to fire on Sainte-Mère-Eglise. At 09h30, the southern roadblock was attacked by two companies of the Georgian Ost-Bataillon 795 supported by three light tanks and two assault guns from Fauville. The US paratroopers which defended the roadblock succeeded to repulse the enemy, but a US company whose mission was to counter-attack and to destroy the German battery at Fauville lost its way in the hedgerows and failed the counter-attack. Then, paratroopers of the 2nd battalion (Lt Col Vandervoort) arrived to reinforce the defenders of the roadblock.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
For the Axis player, exit marker rules are in effect on the road hexagon marked "vers Sainte-Mère-Eglise" (Action 23).

Special Rules:
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troops 2) for all Allied units. Badges are not required.
- Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 4) are in effect for the units equipped with anti-tank weapon and machine-gun (SWAs 5 and 7).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine Historica n°79 - Utah Beach.
- "Parachutés sur Sainte-Mère-Eglise" - Albert Pipet.
- Carte IGN 1:50000 n°1311 - Ste-Mère-Eglise.

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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