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Drive on Pinabel
Invasion 1944 #17
(Defender) Germany vs United States (Attacker)
Formations Involved
Germany 709th Static Infantry Division
United States 22nd Infantry Regiment

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Draw 0
Side 2 0
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Scenario Rank: --- of 609
Parent Game Invasion 1944
Historicity Historical
Date 1944-06-21
Start Time 16:15
Turn Count 26
Visibility Day & Night
Counters 66
Net Morale 0
Net Initiative 1
Maps 2: 106, 107
Layout Dimensions 56 x 43 cm
22 x 17 in
Play Bounty 214
AAR Bounty 220
Total Plays 0
Total AARs 0
Battle Types
Hill Control
Urban Assault
Off-board Artillery
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Invasion 1944 maps + counters

The 4th "Ivy" Division had bogged down trying to break through the fortified line protecting Cherbourg. Hoping to regain momentum, division commander Raymond Barton ordered his 22nd Infantry Regiment to skirt the fortified line and reach Pinabel. This would isolate a large number of German diehards gathering at Maupertus Airport east of Cherbourg. In addition the airport was the last way out of the vise that was closing in on Cherbourg. It was late in the afternoon before the 22nd was ready to jump off. Time was of the essence.


Pinabel was taken but staying there for the night was out of the question due to heavy fire directed from the airport. Fourth Division's staff considered withdrawing but Lieutenant Colonel Hervey Tribolet of the 22nd Regiment's 1St Battalion was reluctant to give up his gains and decided to press forward. His troops failed to reach the airport but took Hill 158 in bitter fighting. At VII Corps headquarters General "Lighting" Joe Collins was ecstatic as Hill 158 dominated the surrounding ground.

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AFV Rules Pertaining to this Scenario's Order of Battle
  • Vulnerable to results on the Assault Combat Chart (7.25, 7.63, ACC), and may be attacked by Anti-Tank fire (11.2, DFT). Anti-Tank fire only affects the individual unit fired upon (7.62, 11.0).

Display Order of Battle

Germany Order of Battle
  • Towed
United States Order of Battle
  • Motorized
  • Towed

Display Errata (2)

2 Errata Items
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The reduced direct fire value of the Heer HMG became 5-5 starting with Fall of France.

(plloyd1010 on 2015 Jul 31)
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The movement allowance on the counters in Airborne is misprinted. It should be "3."

(rerathbun on 2012 Jan 30)
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