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[Normandy ] The target is Cheux ! - 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:
At the beginning of Operation Epsom, the 44th brigade (15th Lowland Infantry Division) had to capture the village of Cheux and the hamlet of Le Haut du Bosc. The Scottish infantry had to breakthrough the first German defense line hold by the engineer battalion of the 12.SS Panzer Division Hitlerjugend. Most of the Churchill tanks in support of the infantry were damaged by mines in the first minutes of the assault so the infantrymen were often alone to fight against the enemy. A German bunker used as HQ of the engineer battalion was isolated in the middle of the battlefield. Finally Cheux was captured by the Glasgow Highlanders at 10 o'clock and le Haut du Bosc by the Cameronians at 11 o'clock, but losses were heavy from the two sides.
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 church of Cheux 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 German single figure unit (Troops 10).
- Use "Flame Thrower" rules for the British tanks unit with badge (Troops 13).
- Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 4) are in effect for units equipped with anti-tank weapons, mortars or machine-guns (SWAs 5, 6 & 7).
- The Axis player lays out the minefields (Terrains 29). (3x0, 3x1, 3x2, 2x3, 1x4)
- 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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