[Normandy] Counter-attack at Carentan - June 11, 1944

Resistance of 502th PIR.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 08/15/2015
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
US paratroopers of 101th Airborne Division advanced towards Carentan on the 10th of June by crossing several bridges under the fire of German 88mm antitank gun. During the night, 502th Parachute regiment of Ltc Cole seized Ingouf farm, which became the 502th PIR HQ after been the HQ of German 6.Fallschirmjäger Regiment of Oberstleutnant Von der Heydte. US paratroopers stopped by the resistance of German paratroopers, made defensive positions in hedgerows around the farm and in a field called "Carré de choux". On the 11th of June , they were harassed by mortar fire and several attacks of Fallschirmjägers. Near to withdraw behind the Madeleine river, US paratroopers held out their positions only by the support of an Allied barrage fire just in front of their lines. This barrage fire stopped the last German attack. German paratroopers of 6.FS Rgt, exhausted too and decimated, left definitively Carentan in the evening.
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.
Axis player [Germany] : 5 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
"Ferme Ingouf" is a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Specialized Units" rules for all infantry units with badges (Troop 2).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine Batailles n°23 - Normandie 44.
- "Parachutés sur Ste Mère Eglise" - Albert Pipet
- Carte IGN 1:50000 - Carentan.

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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