A Ranger Challenge
The 5th Ranger Battalion was activated on 1 September 1943 at Camp Forrest, Tennessee. During the Battle of Normandy, the
battalion landed on Omaha Beach along with companies A, B and C of the 2nd Ranger Battalion, where elements of the 116th
Regiment of the 29th Infantry Division were pinned down by murderous machinegun fire and mortars from the heights above. It was
there that the situation was so critical that General Omar Bradley was seriously considering abandoning the beachhead, instead
of sending more men to die. And it was then and there that General Norman Cota, Assistant Division Commander of the 29th
Infantry Division, gave the now famous order that has become the motto of the 75th Ranger Regiment: "Rangers, Lead The Way!".
The 5th Battalion Rangers broke across the sea wall and barbed wire entanglements, and up the pillbox-rimmed heights under
intense enemy machine-gun and mortar fire and with A and B Companies of the 2nd Battalion and some elements of the 116th
Infantry Regiment, advanced four miles (6 km) to the key town of Vierville-sur-Mer, thus opening the breach for supporting
troops to follow up and expand the beachhead.
American -->[ German
Scenario Length: 6 Game Turns - LOS 26 Hexes
Victory objective: The side with the required Victory Points is the winner. Both sides gets VPs for owning VP Objectives.
Scenario designer : CMBO'Men [ Combat Mission Beyond Overlord ]