Playtest version. . . The day after D-Day, the 101st Airborne found itself embroiled in a two fold effort:
consolidating its units which were scattered over Normandy, and establishing a firm
eastern perimeter to protect the American landing at Utah beach. Vierville which lay
a few miles inland from Utah beach had been liberated by American units on D-Day.
Vierville was a major traffic thoroughfare since the southwesterly road which passed
through Vierville led from Utah Beach to the German strongpoint of St. Come du
Mont. On the morning of June 7, elements of 2nd Battalion, 506th PIR moved out
from Vierville towards St. Come du Mont, leaving Vierville virtually unoccupied.
The Germans took this opportunity to launch a piecemeal counterattack on Vierville
in hopes of cutting the road from Utah Beach to St. Come du Mont.
Attacker: German (1058th Grenadier Regiment/919th Grenadier Regiment/12th SS Panzer Division (Hitler Jugend)/6th Parachute Regiment)
Defender: American (1st Battalion, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne Division)