Camel Blue - August 15, 1944

Operation Dragoon - - Provence
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 05/29/2009
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x6 x6 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
On August 15, 1944, three Infantry Divisions from VI Corps under the command of the Seventh Army landed on the beaches of Provence. The 36th US Infantry Division landed on three beaches: Camel Red in St-Raphaël, Camel Green on Dramont Beach and Camel Blue in Anthéor Cove. The 141st US Infantry Regiment was in charge of the assault on Camel Blue and its viaduct. Despite heavy machine gun fire and the loss of three (empty) barges sunk by anti-tank guns, the landing was successful. Realizing they were outnumbered, the German defenders soon abandoned their positions. By midday, the Americans had secured the beach and its surroundings.

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.

Anthéor is a Temporary Medal Objective for the Allied forces.

Special Rules:
Place a badge on Allied Engineer units (Troops 4 - Combat Engineers).

The Allied ship is a Destroyer (Troops 12 - Destroyer).

The Anthéor viaduct is a Railroad Bridge (Terrain 37 - Railroad Bridge). Units can pass under it. If a unit stops under the bridge, then place a Battle Star on it. While under the bridge, the unit cannot be targeted by any unit standing on the bridge or the railroad tracks. The viaduct itself can only be accessed via a railroad track hex. The railroad (Terrain 38 - Railroad Tracks) is at the same height as the hills.

The Axis player lays out the minefields (Terrain 29 - Minefields).

(Open de France Memoir '44 - 2009)

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine Champs de Bataille n°2 - Provence 1944.
- Militaria Magazine hors-série n°14 - Débarquement en Provence.
- "Le débarquement de Provence" - Jacques Robichon.
- Image satellite.

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