South of Sainte Mere Eglise
Invasion 1944 #7
|(Defender) Germany||vs||United States (Attacker)|
|Germany||795th Infantry (Georgian) Battalion|
|United States||70th Tank Battalion|
|United States||8th "Fighting Eagles" Infantry Regiment|
|Overall Rating, 2 votes|
|Scenario Rank: --- of 573|
|Parent Game||Invasion 1944|
|Layout Dimensions||43 x 28 cm
17 x 11 in
|Enter & Exit|
|Scenario Requirements & Playability|
|Invasion 1944||maps + counters|
The 8th Infantry Regiment took General Roosevelt's direction to heart and after cleaning up the beach raced forward to link up with the paratroopers. The regiment was making good time until they reached a ridge just south of their objective. The "German" troops there had already fought off an attack by American paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division and seemed, and seemed determined to hold their position.
In its serious first action of the war the 8th Infantry Regiment carried out a competent attack but was unable to force the ridge. Once Task Force Raff arrived they added their strength to the attack but the combined American forces still break the Ostbattalion. Although the German force was comprised of Georgians from the Caucasus who were no doubt confused as to whom they were fighting and why, they fought desperately as they were surrounded by the 8th and the paratroopers. The 8th would try two more times to break through without success to the embattled Airborne at St. Mere Eglise. The paratroopers would have to wait another day to link up.
|AFV Rules Pertaining to this Scenario's Order of Battle|
|3 Errata Items|
The reduced direct fire value of the Heer HMG became 5-5 starting with Fall of France.
(plloyd1010 on 2015 Jul 31)
The morale and combat modifiers of German Sergeant #1614 should be "0", not "8".
(Shad on 2010 Dec 15)
The movement allowance on the counters in Airborne is misprinted. It should be "3."
(rerathbun on 2012 Jan 30)
|Always remember your Artillery|
This scenario is the first of the Utah beach battle game and has four objectives the American needs to achieve. Dan and I decided to use the fog of wars rule again and it again hurt the Attacking Americans more then the defending Germans. Even with the slowly effect of the FOW the Americans were able to exit units off the board and still attack Fauville. Dan put up a hard fought delaying action as he retreated into the city. I trying to move unit to the south of the city to block Dan from moving on the road but I also had a couple of German units he left in the North that worried me. Somehow I got so fixed on the Northern units when the Germans escaped the city and headed south on the road. But I kept rolling 7's. All the time he was on the road in the open I never used my artillery. In the end it came down to the final assault in the last city hex and trying to kill the 2 units on the north south road. Both of these failed and only having achieved 2 of the 4 objectives this ceca a minor German victory.