[Normandy] Capture of Vire - August 05, 1944 - August 08, 1944

29th Let's Go !
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 05/09/2011
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
After the success of Operation Cobra and the breakthrough at Avranches, the 3rd US Army advanced out of Normandy. Meanwhile the 1st US Army continued to fight against German 7.Armee. The CCA of 2nd US Armoured Division failed to take Vire because of a set back on the bridge of Martilly where 14 of 19 Sherman tanks were destroyed by German artillery fire. So, the 29th US Infantry Division was ordered to take the town. On the 05th of August, GI's of the 116th Inf Rgt attacked from hill 219 west of Vire river, crossed the Virène stream and entered in the town by the South. On the 08th of August, after some street fighting, Vire was liberated.

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.

The church is a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
Place badges on the 2 German elite infantry units (Troops 2 - Specialized Units) and a badge on the German artillery unit on the left section (Troops 23 - Heavy Anti-Tanks Guns).

The Vire river is impassable (Terrains 8 - River and Waterways) but the Virène river is a fordable stream (Terrains 61 - Fordable Streams).

Air rules are in effect: the Allied plane is a P-38 lightning (Strafing & Air Support). At game start, give the Allied player one Air Sortie card and shuffle the other one in the deck. The Axis player doesn't have plane, if he draws the Air Sortie card (or the Air Power card), he must discard it and draw another card instead.

Scenario Bibliography:
Militaria Magazine hors-série n°62 - D'Avranches à Falaise.

"Stalingrad en Normandie" - Eddy Florentin.

Carte Michelin 1/200 000 - Reproduction Bataille de Normandie.

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