[Normandy] Battle of Saint Manvieu - June 26, 1944

Operation Epsom - Assault of the 44th Brigade.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/22/2022
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x7 x6 x7
    first You play first

Historical Background:
In the first phase of Operation Epsom, on the 26th of June 1944, Scottish battalions of the 44th Brigade (15th Lowland Infantry Division) had to capture the village of St Manvieu. This one was defended by the 1/26, 1st Battalion of SS Panzer Grenadier Regiment 26 (12.SS Panzer Division Hitlerjugend). Supported by Churchill tanks of the 9th RTR and some Crocodile flame-thrower tanks, the Royal Scots and Royal Scots Fusiliers had to fight for each building to repelled the SS soldiers. It was in the evening only that Saint Manvieu was definitively clear of German soldiers. The British could now begin the phase two of Operation Epsom, the race to Odon River.
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 Kingdom] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
7 medals.
The village hexagon of Saint Manvieu is a temporary medal-objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5) to all Allied units.
- Use "Sniper" rules for the Axis single figure unit (Troops 10).
- Use "Flame Thrower" rules for the tanks unit with badge (Troops 13).
- Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 4) are in effect for units equipped with anti-tank weapons or mortars (SWAs 5 & 6).
- Use "Fordable Streams" rules (Terrains 61) for La Mue River.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Album Historique "12.SS Panzer Division" - Editions Heimdal.
- 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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