[Normandy] Omaha Beach (4) - June 06, 1944

Operation Neptune - Exit E3 : Colleville-sur-Mer
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 07/15/2011
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
06th June 1944, Omaha Beach.
06h30, the landing crafts of the first assault wave arrived in front of Exit E3 defended by German strongpoints Wn60, Wn61 and Wn62. US soldiers of 16th RCT (Regimental Combat Team) - 1st Infantry Division, were pinned down on the beach by a deadly machine-guns fire coming from these strongpoints. 07h00, the second assault wave joined the surviving on the beach at Easy Red and Fox Green sectors. 07h10, the 88mm antitank gun of Wn61 was destroyed. 09h00, Wn60 was captured by remnants of L Company, 16th RCT, and in the same time a breakthrough was made by G Company, west of Wn62. This German strongpoint resisted until 15h00 before to be evacuated by the last defenders. At the end of this "bloody" day, a flimsy bridgehead was set up in Omaha Beach.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Allied player [United States] : 6 command cards, you move first.
Axis player [Germany] : 4 command cards.

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

Special Rules:
- Use "Combat Engineer" rules for the Allied unit with engineer badge (Troops 4).
- Use "Landing Craft" rules (Troops 15).
- Use "Heavy Anti-Tank Guns" rules (Troops 23) to the Axis artillery unit.
- 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.
- Antitank obstacles in front of Wn61 and Wn62 represent 2 antitank ditches, use same rules (Terrains 5).
- Use "Cliffs and 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°57.
- Album Mémorial Overlord - Jour J en Normandie - Ed. Heimdal.
- "Ils arrivent" (Sie kommen !) - P. Carell.
- Carte 1:50000 IGN - Grandcamp-Maisy.

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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