[Normandy] Mont Castre (Hill 122) - July 06, 1944 - July 07, 1944

Attack of the 90th Inf Division.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 06/05/2021
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x7 x6 x7
    first You play first

Historical Background:
In spite of heavy losses suffered in the previous days, the 90th US Inf division had to attack Mont Castre on the 6th of July. The division liberated the villages of Lithaire and Saint Jores then crossed the railway towards Mont Castre and the village of le Plessis-Lastelle. One battalion of the 359th Inf Rgt reached the top of Hill 122 and hung on it despite the counter-attacks by the paratroopers of FJR15. The battle continued during the night and a persistent rain. On the south-east of Mont Castre, the 357th Inf Rgt captured Beaucoudray but another German counter-attack surrounded two companies in the village and stopped the US advance.
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 122 and Beaucoudray are each a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troops 2) for the three Axis units with elite badge.
- Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 4) are in effect for units equipped with mortar and machine-gun (SWAs 6 & 7).

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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