[Normandy] Omaha Beach (1) - June 06, 1944

Operation Neptune - Landing at Vierville-sur-Mer.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 07/15/2011
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x5 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
6th of June 1944,06h30 - Dog Green/Charlie Red sector.
Landing Craft of Able Company of 116th RCT (Regimental Combat Team, 29th Infantry Division) landed on Dog Green sector while LCAs of Charlie Company of 2nd Rangers Battalion arrived on Charlie Red sector. US soldiers were immediately under the deadly fire of machine-guns, mortars and antitank guns of German strongpoints Wn71, Wn72 and Wn73 which defended the area. On Dog Green, A/116th RCT, decimated, was pinned down on the beach, and survivors took cover behind hedgehogs. On Charlie Red, Rangers succeeded to reach the cliffs with heavy losses and to take by the rear the "Maison fortifiée" strongpoint, that was reduced in the morning. On Dog Green,, in spite of the support of DD amphibious tanks of B Squadron (743rd Tank Battalion) and the landing of the second assault wave( B/116th RCT), the US soldiers were still pinned down on the beach, always under the fire of Wn71. Exit D1 was only captured by US troops at 14h00, but was not available before the evening of D-Day.
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, you move first.
Axis player [Germany] : 5 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
Use "Exit" token rules to the road hex for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Special Weapon Asset", "Anti-Tank Weapon late war", "Mortar late war" and "Machine-guns late war" rules (SWAs 4, 5, 6 & 7) to the Axis units with badges.
- Use "Specialized Units" rules for the three Rangers units (Troops 2).
- Use "Landing Craft" rules (Troops 15).
- Use "Heavy Anti-Tank Guns" rules (Troops 23) to the Axis artillery unit.
- Use "Cliffs & Sea Bluffs" rules for the beach edge of the hills (Terrains 11).
- The Axis player lays out the minefields (Terrains 29).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine Historica hors-série n°36, 68 et 69.
- Militaria Magazine n°12 et 57.
- Album Mémoriam Overlord - Jour J en Normandie - Ed. Heimdal.
- "Ils arrivent" (Sie kommen !) - Paul Carell.

Remember, see Omaha Beach and the US war graves at Colleville-sur-mer.

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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