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#01 - Night Drop (6 June)_Alt - PzC 02 Normandy '44

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#01 - Night Drop (6 June)_Alt

By Graves/Dunnam, Edited by VM
US 2 - 1 - 1 Germany
Rating: 8.2 (5)
Games Played: 4
SM: 2
Turns: 10
Type: Custom
First Side: US
Second Side: Germany
UTAH Beach, the right flank of the Normandy Beachhead: Just after midnight on the 6th of June, the full weight of two American Airborne Divisions, the 101st "Screaming Eagles" and the 82nd "All-Americans", were dropped behind UTAH Beach to help pave the way for the seaborne landing of the 4th US Infantry Division. While the losses on the actual beachhead were light, the airborne troopers were widely scattered and paid dearly in the effort to capture strategic objectives such as the key road hub at St. Mere-Eglise and the causeways through the flooded areas. The capture of the Douve crossings were also critical in preventing the Germans from moving reinforcements from the area of Carentan. This 1 day scenario covers the D-Day action to consolidate the right flank of the invasion beachhead. For a 2 day version covering this same battle area, see #07 "Fallschirmjager vs Paratrooper". [Size: medium; Length: 10 turns]
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
brickie's Profilebrickie Slightly Pro US 5
zorak's Profilezorak Slightly Pro US 6
tonyhernandez's Profiletonyhernandez Well Balanced 10
DB_Zero's ProfileDB_Zero Well Balanced 7
Steel God's ProfileSteel God Slightly Pro Germany 7
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Germany Steel God's Profile Steel God vs. tonyhernandez tonyhernandez's Profile US Germany Major Victory 36 4
US tonyhernandez's Profile tonyhernandez vs. DB_Zero DB_Zero's Profile Germany US Minor Victory 28 12
Germany zorak's Profile zorak vs. Many Mariuses Many Mariuses's Profile US Germany Minor Loss 12 28
US jamesirc's Profile jamesirc vs. brickie brickie's Profile Germany Draw 20 20
Warrant Officer
DB_Zero Sat Jun 01, 2024 4:30 pm
Played as the Germans. Overall I found it engaging. Was a draw until the very last turn.
Steel God
Steel God Wed Jul 03, 2024 4:35 pm
The Allied player will do well to play conservative and avoid unnecessary losses, decide on the specific objectives he needs for victory and go for those with laser like focus. You don't need them all.