Neuville-au-Plain - June 08, 1944

Cherbourg Campaign
Western Front By: Antoine - Last update: 04/25/2013
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x5 x6 x5
    first You play first

Historical Background:
On June 8, 1944, two days after the scattered American airdrops and the landings of D-Day, Allied forces had regrouped and re-organized in the surroundings of Sainte-Mère-Église. From there, they began their advance toward Cherbourg.

The 8th Infantry Regiment, the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, headed north to Neuville-au-Plain in order to take the town. Their attack was the third confrontation between Allied and German forces in this area.

After a fierce battle, the Americans managed to capture the town. They even tried to advance further, but a new line of defense had been set by German troops, forcing them to stop.

The stage is set, the battles 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:
5 Medals.

Neuville-au-Plain is a Temporary Medal Objective for the Allied forces.

Special Rules:
Place a badge on Allied elite infantry units (Troops 2 - Specialized Units). These units are from the 82nd Airborne, despite the 101st "Screaming Eagles" Airborne badge here.

SWA rules (SWA 1 - Special Weapon Assets) are in effect for the Allied unit equipped with a Mortar (SWA 3 - Mortar).

Some German units have been weakened by their previous losses and therefore only have 3 figures.

Scenario Bibliography:
Batailles n°23 - De Sainte-Mère-Église à Montebourg
Ligne de Front HS n°2 - La campagne de Normandie

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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