The battle-tested British 50th Northumbrian Division and the 8th Armoured Brigade formed the
British XXX Corps. Their assignment was the middle of 5 beaches set for invasion on June 6, 1944 by the Allies.
The opposition countered with elements of the veteran 352nd Infantry Division (the remaining units were stationed at
Omaha) and the 716th Infantry Division which was formed from “volunteers” from Poland, Russia, and the Baltic
States. H-Hour was set for 0730 hours.
Opposition was a mixed affair. The invaders in front of Le Hamel, La Riviere, and the Mount Flurry
Battery were faced with well defended fortified positions which were not taken until later in the day.
The specialized AFV’s called “Funnies” were used with great effect against the fortifications, minefields,
and static defenses.
Attacker: British (1st Battalion Hampshire Regiment, 50th Infantry Division and 8th Armoured Brigade, XXX Corps)
Defender: German (716th Coastal Infantry Division and 352nd Infantry Division)
Turns: 11 Players: 2 OBA: Both Night: No
Le Hamel, Normandy, France 1944-06-06
Squads: A:0.0 D:0.0
AFVs: A:16 Sherman Crab x 1 Churchill AVRE x 1 Churchill Bridgelayer x 1 Sherman III DD(a) x 1 Churchill Crocodile x 1 LCVP x 9 LCT x 2
Guns: A:0 OML 2-in. Mortar x 2 D:3 7.5cm PaK 40 x 3 5cm leGrW 36 x 3 8cm GrW 34 x 2