Quinéville - June 14, 1944

Cherbourg Campaign
Western Front By: Antoine - Last update: 06/09/2009
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
After the capture of the big guns batteries in Azeville and Crisbecq, Allied forces pushed north to Quinéville. On June 14, 1944, they launched their main assault against the town. The 22nd Infantry Regiment and the 70th Tank Battalion attacked from the west while the 39th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion, attacked from the south. Before entering the town, Allied forces had to take the surrounding hills held by the Germans.

After an intense air raid, the soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, supported by Sherman tanks, launched their attack. Despite some resistance on the hills, they soon entered Quinéville but anti-tank guns deployed in the town stopped the Shermans and the Allied advance. After several attempts, American forces got the upper hand - nevertheless, they still called for artillery support to help neutralizing the last defenders of the town. At 9.30 pm, the Germans surrendered: Allies were in control of the town.

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

Axis Player [Germany] :
Take 5 Command cards.

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

Conditions of Victory:
6 Medals.

The main hex of Quinéville is a Temporary Medal Objective for the Allied forces.

Special Rules:
SWA rules (SWA 1 - Special Weapon Assets Rules) are in effect for German units equipped with Anti-Tank weapons (SWA 2 - Anti-Tank Gun).

The German armor unit is depleted (Troops 22 - Depleted Units).

Scenario Bibliography:
Batailles n°23 - De Sainte-Mère-Église à Montebourg.

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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