[Normandy] Montebourg - June 11, 1944 - June 19, 1944

Cherbourg Campaign
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 06/04/2009
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
On June 11, 1944, as the men of the 4th US Infantry Division, or ?Ivy? Division, commanded by General Roosevelt were advancing toward Cherbourg, they were unexpectedly stopped at Montebourg by Kampfgruppe Keil, a hodgepodge of the 919th German Infantry Regiment, the Sturm Battalion AOK 7, the 795th Ost Bat and the Panzer Abteilung 100. While weakened because of previous battles, Kampfgruppe Keil managed to stop the advance of the "Ivy" Division for one week. Fierce battles took place around Montebourg, but when the German front collapsed in the west (Barneville), Kampfgruppe Keil decided to leave the area. German forces fell back to the "Festung" (fortress) Cherbourg and prepared new defenses.

The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis Player [Germany] :
Take 4 Command cards.

Allied Player [United States] :
Take 6 Command cards.
You move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 Medals.

Special Rules:
Place a badge on German elite infantry units (Troops 2 - Specialized Units).

The 795. Ost Bat and the 100. Panzer Ersatz Abteilung are depleted units (Troops 22 - Depleted Units).

Scenario Bibliography:
- "Ils arrivent" (Sie kommen) - Paul Carell.
- Magazine Historica n°18 - Cherbourg, première victoire américaine en Normandie.
- Carte IGN 1/50000 - Ste-Mère-Eglise.

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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