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Invasion 1944 #18
(Defender) Germany vs United States (Attacker)
Formations Involved
Germany 353rd Infantry Division
Germany 6th "Green Devils" Fallschirmjäger Regiment
United States 4th "Ivy" Infantry Division
United States 70th Tank Battalion
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Draw 0
Side 2 1
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Scenario Rank: --- of 579
Parent Game Invasion 1944
Historicity Historical
Date 1944-07-06
Start Time 05:45
Turn Count 26
Visibility Day
Counters 76
Net Morale 0
Net Initiative 1
Maps 2: 106, 107
Layout Dimensions 56 x 43 cm
22 x 17 in
Play Bounty 166
AAR Bounty 220
Total Plays 1
Total AARs 0
Battle Types
Kill Them All
Road Control
Urban Assault
Conditions
Off-board Artillery
Reinforcements
Severe Weather
Terrain Mods
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Invasion 1944 maps + counters
Introduction

At the base of the Cotentin Peninsula's western shore, several American divisions had failed to capture the key towns of Sainteny and La-Haye-du-Puits. The raw 83rd Infantry Division saw its first combat on the Fourth of July and almost immediately collapsed. Lighting Joe Collins blamed the division commander, Robert C. Macon, for failing to prepare his troops for the realities of combat and ordered the 4th Infantry Division to take up the attack. The Ivymen passed through the 83rd's lines, scorning Macon's dispirited men with the label "Eightball Division."

Conclusion

The Ivy Division fared no better than their predecessors as the rain and swamps added to the hedgerows made attacking here suicidal. Even the addition of armor after the rain slackened was a disaster. It would be another three days before Sainteny was taken. Private Harper Coleman of the 22nd Infantry Regiment who came ashore on D-Day and was hit twice by a sniper best summed up the fighting: "We lost quite a few people; how anyone made it I do not know."


Display Relevant AFV Rules

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).
  • AFV's are activated by tank leaders (3.2, 3.3, 5.42, 6.8). They may also be activated as part of an initial activating stack, but if activated in this way would need a tank leader in order to carry out combat movement.
  • AFV's do not block Direct Fire (10.1).
  • Full-strength AFV's with "armor efficiency" may make two anti-tank (AT) fire attacks per turn (either in their action segment or during opportunity fire) if they have AT fire values of 0 or more (11.2).
  • Each unit with an AT fire value of 2 or more may fire at targets at a distance of between 100% and 150% of its printed AT range. It does so at half its AT fire value. (11.3)
  • Efficient and non-efficient AFV's may conduct two opportunity fires per turn if using direct fire (7.44, 7.64). Units with both Direct and AT Fire values may use either type of fire in the same turn as their opportunity fire, but not both (7.22, 13.0). Units which can take opportunity fire twice per turn do not have to target the same unit both times (13.0).
  • Demoralized AFV's are not required to flee from units that do not have AT fire values (14.3).
  • Place a Wreck marker when an AFV is eliminated in a bridge or town hex (16.3).
  • AFV's do not benefit from Entrenchments (16.42).
  • AFV's may Dig In (16.2).
  • Closed-top AFV's: Immune to M, M1 and M2 results on Direct and Bombardment Fire Tables. Do not take step losses from Direct or Bombardment Fire. If X or #X result on Fire Table, make M morale check instead (7.25, 7.41, 7.61, BT, DFT).
  • Closed-top AFV's: Provide the +1 modifier on the Assault Table when combined with infantry. (Modifier only applies to Germans in all scenarios; Soviet Guards in scenarios taking place after 1942; Polish, US and Commonwealth in scenarios taking place after 1943.) (ACC)
  • Tank: all are closed-top and provide the +1 Assault bonus, when applicable
  • Prime Movers: Transports which only transport towed units and/or leaders (May not carry personnel units). May or may not be armored (armored models are open-top). All are mechanized. (SB)

Display Order of Battle

Germany Order of Battle
Fallschirmjager
Heer
Luftwaffe
  • Mechanized
  • Motorized
United States Order of Battle
Army
  • Mechanized

Display Errata (4)

4 Errata Items
Overall balance chart for 39

Reduce strength direct fire value be came 5-5 in Army at Dawn.

(plloyd1010 on 2015 Jul 31)
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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)
Overall balance chart for 63

The morale and combat modifiers of German Sergeant #1614 should be "0", not "8".

(Shad on 2010 Dec 15)
Overall balance chart for 54

The movement allowance on the counters in Airborne is misprinted. It should be "3."

(rerathbun on 2012 Jan 30)
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