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023 Picking Up the Pieces

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Total plays 1 - Last reported by alecrespi on 2021-01-13 17:38:11

During the final hous. of June 5th, 1944, the British 6th Airborne Division landed behind Sword Beach to secure she eastern flank. Repelling counter-attacks, the 6th: Airborne awaited relieffipm the forthcoming British commandos who stormed Swond beach in the Queen Red sector in =ler to eliminate targets in Ouistiehain and eventually relieve the 6th Airborne.


  British German
Division 1

6 Squad Bases
- 16 Regular Infantry
- 6 Elite Infantry
- 2 Officer

4 Squad Bases
- 12 Regular Infantry
- 2 Officer
- 1 Machine Gun Crew
- 2 Opel Blitz Truck
Division 2

3 Squad Bases
- 11 Regular Infantry
- 1 Officer

3 Squad Bases
- 7 Regular Infantry
- 1 Officer
- 1 Mortar Crew
Strategy Decks American Air Support 1 Command 1
Artillery 1
Starting Strategy Cards 2 2
Operations Cards 032 Scaling Cliffs
036 Naval Bombardments
027 Outfitted Bunkers
028 Beach Defenses
Deployment Zone Any hex with an orange border Any Level 2 terrain hexes.
Starting Initiative Initiative Token  
Objective If the British are able to occupy the neutral objective marker by the end of round 6, they immediately win. The Germans immediately win if the British lose Ouistreham by removing or losing at least two paratrooper squads, represented by American elite squads, from boards 27B and 25A.
The Germans also win if the British player is unable to fulfill his objective by the end of round 6.
Rounds 6
Actions per turn 2 2
Reinforcements - -
Special Rules
  • At the start of the game, the British player places one American squad base with four elite figures (representing the 6th Airborne Division) onto each of the green-bordered hexes on the map. No more than one squad may leave Ouistreham (map boards 27B and 25A).
  • After a successful Naval Bombardment, place a crater token in that hex.
  • The British Division 2 player controls the American squads (representing British paratroopers) as well as his normal Division 2  forces.
Terrain Features
  • All streams are deep.
  • Buildings are destructible.
Weather Deck

- Fog x1
- Clear Skies x3

Weather is checked on rounds 3 and 5



Tags: German Army, British Army, Complexity: Medium, Rounds, Boards, Year: 1944, Version: FFG Norm


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alecrespi replied the topic: #714 6 months 3 weeks ago
Posting here some comments found online.
  • It's a good introductory scenario (for beginners). 
  • It's also a good introductory scenario for more experienced players to get acquainted with some of the new terrain, operations and tactic cards etc.; in short the Normandy expansion.
  • A well balanced scenario this one. The British will be slaughtered on the beach in droves, but there is a weak point in the defences which means that they can break through. Equally there's nothing to stop the Germans abandoning the cliff top and attacking the paras. Some tough decisions for both sides.

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