[Normandy] Counter-attack at Tessel - June 26, 1944

Operation Martlet - Tank battle.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/22/2022
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x7 x6 x7
first You play first    

Historical Background:
In the evening of the 25th of June, British troops of the 49th Division were in the wood called Bois de Tessel but in the east of Fontenay-le-Pesnel some SS panzergrenadiers were still entrenched in the farm St Nicolas. The 1.SS Panzerkorps ordered to Kampfgruppe Wünsche to counter-attack and capture the Bois de Tessel on the 26th June. But in the morning the German counter-attack smashed up with a new British attack toward Rauray. A tank battle occurred in the open ground around the stream Le Bordel. Then in the afternoon, Kampfgruppe Wünsche was ordered to stop its attack because of the beginning of Operation Epsom by the VIIIth British Corps on the right flank toward St Manvieu and Norrey.
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 Kingdom] : 6 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
7 medals.
The corner of Bois de Tessel is a temporary medal-objective for the Axis player.
La Grande Ferme is a temporary medal-objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5) to all Allied units.
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troops 2) to all Axis infantry units, these are panzer grenadiers. Badges are not required.
- Use "Elite Armor" rules (Troops 2) to the two Axis armored units with badges.
- Use "Fordable Streams" rules (Terrains 61) for Le Bordel River.

Scenario Bibliography:
- 39/45 Magazine, Hors-Série n° 54 - Les Britanniques face à la Hitlerjugend.
- Carte IGN 1:50 000 n°1512 - Bayeux.

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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