[Normandy] Battle on Martinville Ridge - July 12, 1944 - July 16, 1944

US advance towards Saint-Lô.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 05/09/2011
Axis Player: Allied Player:
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Historical Background:
On the 1th of July 1944, 116th US Infantry Regiment was advancing with difficulty on the Martinville Ridge, repelling the Germans entrenched in numerous hedgerows. With the support of tanks equipped with "Culin" system, US infantrymen advanced towards Saint-Lô in spite of the strong resistance of German fallschirmjägers. Four days long, Martinville Ridge was the place of fierce combats and losses were important for the two sides.

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

Allied player [United States]
6 command cards, you move first.

Axis player [Germany]
5 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.

Martinville is a permanent medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
All Axis infantry are Fallschirmjäger (Troops 2 - Specialized Units). Badges are not required.

Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 4 - Special Weapon Assets) are in effect for units equipped with Anti-Tank weapons (SWAs 5 - Anti-Tank Gun Late War) and Mortars (SWAs 6 - Mortar Late War).

The Allied player alone is able to conduct Air Strikes (Actions 3 - Air Strikes) when playing Recon 1 cards.

La Dollée and la Piérie are fordable streams (Terrains 61 - Fordable Streams).

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

Scenario Bibliography:
"D'Omaha à Saint-Lô" - Ed. Heimdal.

Carte IGN 1/50 000 n° 1413 - Torigni-sur-Vire.

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