023 Picking Up the Pieces
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.
6 Squad Bases
|4 Squad Bases
- 12 Regular Infantry
- 2 Officer
- 1 Machine Gun Crew
- 2 Opel Blitz Truck
3 Squad Bases
|3 Squad Bases
- 7 Regular Infantry
- 1 Officer
- 1 Mortar Crew
|Starting Strategy Cards||2||2|
|Deployment Zone||Any hex with an orange border||Any Level 2 terrain hexes.|
|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.
|Actions per turn||2||2|
- Fog x1
Weather is checked on rounds 3 and 5
- 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.