Airborne - Remastered #33
|(Defender) Germany||vs||United States (Attacker)|
|Germany||91st Air Landing Division|
|United States||325th Glider Infantry Regiment|
|United States||746th Tank Battalion|
|United States||82nd "All American" Airborne Division|
|United States||899th Tank Destroyer Battalion|
|Overall Rating, 0 votes|
|Scenario Rank: --- of 609|
|Parent Game||Airborne - Remastered|
|Maps||2: 26, 33|
|Layout Dimensions||86 x 28 cm
34 x 11 in
|Kill Them All|
|Scenario Requirements & Playability|
|Airborne - Remastered||book|
|Fall of France||maps|
A raging storm in late June closed the English Channel to shipping, forcing the Americans to suspend all offensive actions except those aimed at liberating Cherbourg due to a lack of supplies. By early July the supply shortage was rectified and the 82nd Airborne was tasked with securing Hills 95 and 131. The day started badly when heavy rain grounded all air support. It quickly became worse when the only forward observer and his radio went down, depriving the attackers of their artillery support. The changing battlefield conditions resulted in the 325th Glider Infantry being ordered to secure La Poterie preparatory to seizing Hill 95.
The rest of the division secured Hill 131, but the splitting of the 325th forces meant La Poterie and Hill 95 both remained in enemy hands despite fighting that lasted well into the night. On conducting his reconnaissance for the next morning's attack, mortar fire severely wounded Lt. Col. Mark J. Alexander of the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment. The colonel lay in a hospital bed receiving last rites from Father Connelly when he awoke to find the good Father praying over him. "When I came to again," Alexander wrote many years later, "the nurse came to me, looked at my dog tags, and said your dog tags only say you are a Christian, but you are a Catholic now for Father Connelly just gave you the last rites."
|AFV Rules Pertaining to this Scenario's Order of Battle|
|4 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)
The M18 has a special rule in Battle of the Bulge but it applies globally: "A two-step M18 unit can fire one anti-tank shot and move half its movement allowance (retain fractions) in a single impulse. The order in which it does these two actions is the player's choice."
(Shad on 2010 Dec 15)