[Normandy] Montebourg railway station - June 10, 1944 - June 11, 1944

Attack of the 505th PIR.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 10/27/2021
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x7 x6 x7
    first You play first

Historical Background:
On the 8th of June 1944, General Collins, commander of the VIIth Corps launched a major attack on the north of the Utah Beach bridgehead to reach the line Quinéville-Montebourg. The 505th PIR (82nd Airborne Division) was part of this offensive and had to capture the small village of Le Ham and Montebourg railway station. On its right hand, the 8th Inf Rgt (4th Infantry Division) had to capture Ecausseville. The US infantrymen were held up by the fire of German machine guns near the airship hangar. The US paratroopers could captured quickly the railway station but they met a strong resistance at Le Ham which was captured only on the 11th of June.
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.
The church of Le Ham and the railway station are each a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

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

Scenario Bibliography:
- Hyperwar - US Army in WWII - Cross Channel Attack.

Remember, see the airship hangar at Ecausseville.

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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