GIA TAHGC O "STRAYER'S STRAYS"
NORMANDY FRANCE, JUNE 6, 1944:
By dawn, Lt. Colonel R. L. Strayer has pieced together a unit composed of men
of the 502nd, 506th and 508th Parachute Regiments. Front lines and flanks were
meaningless. The officers and men didn't know one another. Radio contact with
HQ didn't exist. All Strayer knee was that his objective was the southern causeways.
As the sun rose, he drove his patchwork team towards the lower causeways. Almost
at once they encountered scattered German resistance.
VICTORY CONDITIONS: To win the
US player must exit five squads off the southern edge of the map. The German
player wins by avoiding the US victory conditions.
BOARD LAYOUT/SCENARIO SEQUENCE:
player moves first
- AT START: Elements of 2nd Battalion, 919th
Regiment; set up any whole hex on Board 6:
1x8-0; 1x7-0; 4x467; 4x447; 4x436
- AT START: Elements of the 502nd, 506th,
508th US Parachute Regiments [ELR: 5]; enter on North edge of Board 6:
1x8-1; 1x8-0; 1x1-4-9 Hero, 8x747; 1xMMG
SPECIAL SCENARIO RULES:
AFTERMATH: The initially scattered German defenders
responded quickly to the presence of the advancing Americans. The paratroopers
were able to press through the first line of defenders, but were so delayed that
by 1100 they were still north Causeway 4. In the larger scope, the US troops had
already achieved a victory by pulling the German troops away from the beach and
forcing them to fight a piecemeal battle for the bridgehead.