Kampfgruppe Bacherer - June 18, 1944 - June 19, 1944

Cherbourg Campaign
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/09/2014
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x5 x5 x5
first You play first    

Historical Background:
On June 18, 1944, the 9th US Infantry Division reached the sea at Barneville: the Cotentin peninsula was split in half. German troops deployed in the north had no choice but to retreat to Cherbourg. However, the 77th Infantry Division commanded by General Stegmann was ordered to cross the American lines to rejoin the German southern front, which needed reinforcements. Most of the German troops escaped during the night, and in the morning of June 19, the 150th Regiment of Colonel Bacherer managed to take the bridge over the Ollonde River with the help of some StuG from the 243th German Infantry Division. Then, the Division rejoined the German lines with hundreds of American prisoners. Despite heavy losses and the death of General Stegmann, who was killed in an air raid, Kampfgruppe Bacherer would keep on fighting throughout the Battle of Normandy.
The stage is set, the battles lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis Player [Germany] : 6 Command cards, you move first.

Allied Player [United States] : 5 Command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
5 Medals.
The bridge hex is an Exit hex for the Axis infantry units (units must cross the bridge to get the Medal).

Special Rules:
- Night attack rules are in effect (Actions 19 - Night Attacks).
If you do not own the Pacific Theater or Air Pack expansion, use a 6-sided die. Place the 1 face up, to indicate an initial visibility of 1 hex. At the start of each turn, the Allied player rolls 4 Battle dice to see if the visibility changes. For each star rolled, increase the visibility range by 1, turning the 6-sided die on its appropriate side to reflect the increased visibility.

Scenario Bibliography:
- "Ils arrivent" (Sie Kommen) - Paul Carell.
- Militaria Magazine hors-série n°13 - La bataille du bocage.

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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