[Normandy] St Jean de Daye - July 11, 1944

The Panzer Lehr counter-attack.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 01/11/2010
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x7 x5 x7
first You play first    

Historical Background:
Normandy - 11th July 1944.
After one month against British troops in the Tilly-sur-Seulles area, the Panzer Lehr Division, under the command of Gal Bayerlein, is transferred in American sector, north of Saint-Lô. Just arrived, the division must counter-attack in order to seize the heights who overlooks the Vire-Taute Canal and prevent the Allies to use the bridges for reinforcement. This operation was too ambitious and collided with the offensive of the XIXth US Corps supported by the tanks of the 3rd Armored Division. The PanzerGrenadier Regiment.901 made a breakthrough at "Le Dézert", but the PanzerGrenadier Regiment.902 stayed on its baseline near Pont-Hébert and didn't succeed to advance towards St Jean de Daye. The intervention of US fighter-bombers, "Jabos" for the Germans, stopped definitively this counter-attack.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history !

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

Conditions of Victory:
7 medals. St Jean de Daye 's church and the two bridges are a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troop 2) for all Axis infantry units.
- All Axis armored units have 4 figures.
- Use "Air Strikes" rules (Action 3) for the Allied player only, it symbolize the air attack by the Jabos.

Scenario Bibliography:
- "Sie kommen" de P. Carell.
- Magazine Historica n°60 - l'échec des panzers.
- "Cobra, la bataille décisive" - Ed. Heimdal.
- Album historique - la Panzer Lehr Division - Ed. Heimdal.
- Carte IGN 1/50000 n°1312 - Carentan.

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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