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[Brittany] The battle of Pleurtuit - August 07, 1944 - August 13, 1944

Festung Saint-Malo.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 01/07/2010
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x6 x5 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
Oberst Bacherer, commander of the Kampfgruppe from 77.ID, was in charge of the defense of Dinard, west part of the "Festung" (fortified camp) Saint-Malo.The main defensive line was just ahead of Pleurtuit village, and composed of minefields, hedgehogs and barbed wire, under the fire range of machine-guns spread out in farms or hedgerows. On the 7th of August, the 121st US Infantry Regiment (8th Infantry Division) attacked with three battalions. 3rd battalion bypassed the German left flank and was surrounded in the enemy lines during four days, 1st battalion which advanced under deadly fire of machine-guns entrenched in "La Vieuville" farm, was decimated. US command, with the set back of this first attack, ordered to 331st US Infantry Regiment to help the 121st. On the 12th of August, it was the decisive battle, the "lost" battalion" was delivered, "LaVieuville" farm was captured after a bloody close combat. Dinard was reached in the evening of 14th of August, but the battle of Pleurtuit had cost about 600 casualties (KIA) to the GI's of the 8th Division.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Germany] : 4 command cards.
Allied player [United States] : 5 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals, Dinard is a permanent medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Combat Engineer" rules for US units with badge (Troop 4).
- Fremur and Rance rivers are impassable (Terrain 8).
- Air rules are optional. If used, one "Air Sortie" card is given to the Allied player at the beginning of the game, the other one is in the pile. If the Axis player take this card or the "Air power" card, he plays it as an "Artillery Bombard" card.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Album Mémorial La Bretagne en guerre - Ed. Heimdal.

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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