[Normandy] Bloody Hill - July 07, 1944

German counter-attack on Montgardon.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 10/22/2021
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x7 x6 x7
first You play first    

Historical Background:
General Wyche, commander of the 79th US Infantry Division, had planned to attack La Haye-du-Puits on the 7th of July but a German counter-attack had changed the plan. A SS battalion of the regiment "Der Führer" counter-attacked to retake the control of Montgardon with the support of some tanks and half-tracks. It was a fierce battle but as US troops had the superiority in number, they repelled the enemy assault which stopped with the night. The 79th Infantry Division kept the control of Montgardon but had suffered heavy losses. For the US soldiers, Montgardon had become Bloody Hill.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

Conditions of Victory:
7 medals.
The church of Montgardon is a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troops 2) to all Axis infantry units. Badges are not required.
- 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 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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