[Normandy] Vaumicel Manor - June 06, 1944

Operation Overlord - Counter-attack at Omaha Beach
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 06/13/2012
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
Omaha Beach at the end of the morning, US units which have survived to the hell of the beach began to reach the plateau. Companies of 116th Infantry Rgt, 115th Infantry Rgt, 2nd and 5th Rangers and tanks of 743rd and 741st Tank battalions are mixed but went ahead on the initiative of some leaders. On the German side too, it was chaos, units which suffered of the US landing were withdrawing to the hinterland while reinforcements began to arrive from the rear. German 352.Infanterie Division tried to counter-attack toward Vierville with some combat engineer units and a company of Panzerjäger but this attempt was quickly stopped by naval support artillery. In the evening,the 352.Infanterie Division had failed to drive back US troops in the sea. On each side, soldiers were exhausted, for them the D Day was really the longest day.

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]
6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.

St Laurent-sur-mer and ferme de l'Ormel are each a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.

Wn 69 and Vacqueville are each a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
Place badges on the elite infantry units (Troops 2 - Specialized Units) and on the Engineers units of the two sides (Troops 04 - Combat Engineers).

Scenario Bibliography:
Album Mémorial Overlord - Jour J en Normandie - Ed. Heimdal.

Magazines Historica hors-série n° 68 & 69 - Omaha la sanglante.

Carte IGN 1:50 000 n° 1411 - Grandcamp-Maisy.

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