OAF 61.2"Dead Man's Corner"
Scenario published in ON ALL FRONTS,
issue 61. Original scenario design by M. Thompson and was used at the 1987 Squad
Leader Rally tournament hosted by Terry Treadway of ON ALL FRONTS. Further modifications/clarifications
have been made from its original published form by Bill Thomson.
St. Come du Mont, Normandy, June 7, 1944: The
Normandy invasion was a day old when Colonel Robert F. Sink decide to push off
south to his objectives, St. Come du Mont an the Carentan bridges. The fighting
in the hedgerows took its toll and by min-day, Sink's drive was ground to a standstill.
By a stroke of luck, however, he bumped into Dog Company of the 506th Regiment.
Suddenly revitalized by his find, Sink decided to have another try at St. Come
due Mont before nightfall.
VICTORY CONDITIONS: The American player wins if there
are no unbroken German units on or adjacent to the road from W9 to R6. The German
player wins by avoiding the American victory conditions
Only R-GG are in play
American Move First
- AT START: Elements
of the 3rd Battalion, 1058th Grenadier Regiment, 91st Infantry Division; set
up on or adjacent to the road from W9 to R6 and within the hedgerow area (R2-X5-X8-V9-R9).
1x8-1; 1x8-0; 1x467; 4x447; 3xLMG; 3xPF43a; 1x188(-1); 4xEntrenchment
- TURN 1: Dog Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th
Regiment, 101st Airborne Division; enter from X10 to AA10 [ELR 4]:
1x9-1; 1x8-0, 8x747, 1xM3A3
SPECIAL SCENARIO RULES:
- OAF 62.1.1:
TERRAIN: Treat all walls as hedgerows and hedges as bocage.
- OAF 62.1.2: WEATHER: Environmental conditions
are moderate with no wind.
- OAF 62.1.3: The sniper may set up anywhere
within the hedgerow area.
AFTERMATH: The units
soon became separated. While waiting for Sink's units at a crossroad, the light
tank was destroyed by a rocket. Sitting upright in its turret was dead man,
and the crossroads soon became known as "Dead Man's Corner".