"A Hunter in a Hurry" -- At 0700, the various commanders from the 2nd Battalion, 9th Colonial Infantry Division met at the Solliès-Pont railway station. The overall operational plan called for opening the road to La Farlede as soon as possible following the liberation of Solliès -Ville. 3rd Battallion, 6th Senegalese Regiment had accomplished this feat and now Group Daboval (comprised of elements of the Battalion Support Company and the 5th Company) was ordered to advance. It was to move along the right, in coordination with an adjoining battalion, while keeping its left flank securely against the Gapeau River. At 0930, the lead elements encountered stiffening German resistance from intense small arms fire. Just then, light tanks appeared from the north. Commandant Beaufort had decided 30 minutes earlier not to wait on the infantry advance before sending the tanks into battle.
Attacker: Free French (Groupe Armée B: 5ème Compagnie, 2ème Bataillon "Emonvant", 6ème Régiment de Tirailleurs Sénégalis, 9ème Division d'Infanterie Coloniale/Battalion Support Company/1èr Pelton, 1er Escadron, 5ème Régiment de Chassuers d'Afrique "Pressior", 1ère Division Blin)
Defender: German ((Infanteriedivision 242: Kompanie 1, Ersatzbattalion 242/Artillerie-PaK-Abteilung 1195)
Turns: 8.5 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
National Road, northeast of Toulon, France 1944-08-21
Squads: A:10.0 D:8.0
AFVs: A:14 M5A1 x 3 M8 HMC x 1 M4A2 x 10
Guns: A:0 OML 3-in. Mortar x 2 D:3 8.8cm FlaK 18 x 1 7.62cm PaK 36r x 2 5cm leGrW 36 x 1