The U.S. 1st Infantry Division was one of three prongs heading toward Oran after the initial Operation Torch landings that same day. Most Vichy resistance was half-hearted, but as Company C of the 18th RCT approached St. Cloud they were ambushed and driven back. St. Cloud was a farming town with sturdy stone buildings. The town was defended by Colonial Legionnaire ad Service d’Orde troops, French Fascists who modeled themselves on the SS. After regrouping, the 18th RCT resumed their advance, this time with support from attached tank destroyers.
Attacker: American (Elements of the 1st Battalion, 18th Regimental Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division)
Defender: Vichy French (Elements of the 16th Tirailleurs Tunisian and 1st Battalion Legion Etrangere)
Turns: 6.5 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
St. Cloud, Algeria 1942-11-08
Squads: A:11.0 D:7.5
AFVs: A:2 M3 GMC x 2
Guns: A:0 M2 60mm Mortar x 1 D:1 Canon de 75 mle 1897 x 1