[Normandy] Surrounded on Hill 30 - June 07, 1944 - June 10, 1944

Resistance of the II/508th PIR.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 10/26/2021
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
In the night before D-Day, Lieutenant-colonel Thomas Shanley of the 508th PIR landed near Picauville and regrouped all paratroopers he could find then he led them to Hill 30, which was the reassembly point of his regiment. He reached it in the evening and organized a defensive position with about 300 paratroopers. Two German battalions of the 1057.Rgt (91.ID) besieged them soon. In the morning of 7th June, the first German attack was repelled at Port Filiolet and one Panzer III was destroyed at the crossroad. In the afternoon, the Germans made a second attack in the same sector. In the morning of 8th June, they attacked Hill 30 in the center by the road of Picauville. A US counter-attack led by Shanley himself was needed to repelled the enemy. Under the continuous fire of German mortars, Shanley lost more and more paratroopers, KIA or wounded, but the battalion resisted until the morning of 10th June when Colonel Lindquist arrived with the I/508th. They were relieved !
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] : 5 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
Port Filiolet is a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.

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, mortar and machine-gun (SWAs 5, 6, 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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