[Normandy] Mont de Doville - July 03, 1944 - July 04, 1944

Advance of the 79th Infantry Division.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 10/21/2021
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
During the attack of the VIII US Corps toward la Haye-du-Puits on the 3rd of July 1944, the 79th Infantry Dvision was ordered to advance along the road Barneville/LaHaye-du-Puits. under continuous raining, the GI's were quickly stopped by machine-guns fire coming from the railway. It was made by German outposts of the Kampfgruppe 243.ID and the US soldiers had to reduce one by one. At the end of the day, the US advance was at the midway of la Haye-du-Puits. Colonel Robinson, commander of the 314th Infantry Regiment, sent a battalion to take over Mont de Doville which will be clear the next morning.
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.
Mont de Doville is a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.
For the Allied player, exit marker rules are in effect on the road hexagon marked "vers la Haye-du-Puits" (Action 23).

Special Rules:
- Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 4) are in effect for German units equipped with mortars (SWAs 6) or machine-guns (SWAs 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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