027 Bloody Omaha
The D-Day of Normandy on June 6, 1944, was the largest sea invasion in history but overwhelming numbers did not guarantee success. The 116th Regiment of the American 29th Infantry Division landed in the area designated "Omaha Beach" along with the veteran 1st Infantry Division The green 116th was reinforced with men of the elite 2nd and 5th 4mw Ranger Battalions, plus Sherman: of the 741st Tank Battalion.
In their first combat, the men wearbig the blue and gray patches of the 29th ran into elements of the German 352nd Infantry Division. Although this was also the German division's first battle, its green tmops fought fmm fortifications and were led by a cadre of veterans fivm the Eastern Front.
The result was a near disaster for the Americans.
29th CORE DIVISION
7 Squad Bases
1 StuG Ill
6 Squad Bases
2 Sherman M4A1s
6 Squad Bases
|Starting Strategy Cards||2||1|
|Deployment Zone||Any beach hex with a green border.||
Division 1: Any entrenchments or hunkers on maps 22A, 29A, 5B, and 30A. The StuG III is placed on the Victory Objective Marker hex.
|Objective||The Americans win if they control the hex with the Victory Objective Marker by the end of round 7.||-|
|Actions per turn||3||3|
- During the first 2 turns being the Americans COMBINE fire against the Germans. You DO have more than enough firepower and -at least on turn one- you have the initiative so you fire first.
- Move away from the beach asap. Sure you'll suffer casualties, but that's obvious. However, once you're off the beach the Germans can't shoot at you from the bunkers anymore, since units in bunkers can only target beach hexes (beach defenses operations card)
- Don't put too many Germans on the left side of the board on the Cliffs. The only way off for them to relocate is through their own minefields!