Securing Ste. Mere-Eglise
Airborne - Remastered #15
|(Defender) Germany||vs||United States (Attacker)|
|Germany||1058th Grenadier Regiment|
|Germany||91st Air Landing Division|
|United States||505th Parachute Infantry Regiment|
|Overall Rating, 3 votes|
|Scenario Rank: --- of 573|
|Parent Game||Airborne - Remastered|
|Layout Dimensions||43 x 28 cm
17 x 11 in
|Kill Them All|
|Scenario Requirements & Playability|
|Airborne - Remastered||book|
The American airborne troops held the town of Ste. Mere-Eglise, but only barely. Pre-invasion planning called for the perimeter to be expanded as soon as possible. The arrival of the 2nd Battalion of the 4th Infantry Division's 8th Regiment allowed an advance to the north against what appeared to be the strongest German presence in the area.
The German defenders proved a tough nut to crack, but by the end of the afternoon the Yanks drove them north making Ste. Mere-Eglise safe. Crew-men of the 746th Tank Battalion could claim much of the credit for the ease with which this was done. Further advances would come at a much greater cost.
Map is available in Airborne, Airborne-IE, Airborne remastered (print edition) or the Woods & Hill accessory. Board 13 is also known as board 0201.
This scenario appears in Airborne/Airborne-IE and is playable with those components.
|AFV Rules Pertaining to this Scenario's Order of Battle|
|1 Errata Item|
The reduced direct fire value of the Heer HMG became 5-5 starting with Fall of France.
(plloyd1010 on 2015 Jul 31)
The USParatroops with tanks and additional support from the 4th Infantry need to take the area around St Mere Eglise and keep casualties to under 8 steps, which for this scenario includes leaders. With the Germans having built a semi-circular front around the town, the paras and their tanks went right at the target, killing the German 75mm AT gun fairly early. And the attack bogged down as quickly, with the paras losing nearly double the points by turn 6, including 4 steps at tanks and 2 officers. The Germans were holding the target town and most of their line with just 4 steps lost and more than enough time to fall back in the east to keep the line intact and replace losses. With the backbone of the attack broken, the US commanders called the troops to fall back, and live to fight another day. Good game.