Combat Commander Battle Pack 3: Normandy
Rules relevant to the characteristic fighting on the invasion beaches and inland bocage are included.
§ Rural Roads and Bocage;
§ Limited Smoke Barrage;
§ Mortar Spotters;
§ Invasion Terrain (Beach, Shingle, Water Barrier, Communication Trench, Hedgehog)
§ Bunker Busting;
Additional special scenario and campaign rules cover well-known individual features of the fighting such as Widerstandsnests, Casemates, Coastal Batteries, Commando Movement, Cliff Scaling, Bocage Clearing Doctrine, Pre-Registered Mortar Batteries, Armor Support and Air Superiority.
The maps depict specific locations in Normandy: the Pegasus Bridge, Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach (one directly on the beach at Widerstandsnest 61 and two on the bluffs above the beach, one on the western cliffs and the other on the eastern flank heading towards Cabourg), the villages of Crisbecq and La Madeleine, and finally Sword Beach (at La Brèche d’Hermanville).
The scenarios included in CC: Normandy are:
§ “Taking the Point” set at Pointe du Hoc, with US Rangers, 6 June 1944;
§ “Taking the Point (Planned)”, revised version allowing players to try the planned assault, 6 June 1944;
§ “Widerstandsnest 61” set at
§ “Mazed and Confused” set in the communication trench network above
§ “This Man Was Good” set in the bluffs above
§ “The Uneasy Wait” set on
§ “The New Highlanders” set at the
§ “Deeds not Words” set at Battery Crisbecq inland from
§ “East by Northwest” set inland in
§ “Graveyard of the
§ “Bingham Must Hold” set at the
§ “Compagnie Scamaroni” set in
§ “Cheux’d Up” depicting action at Cheux during Operation Epsom, with Scottish units, 25 July 1944;
§ “Old Hickory Resolute” set at Mortain, with US Army units facing a German assault that was part of Operation Lüttich, 8 August 1944;
§ “Surrender is out of the Question!”, set at the infamous Maczuga Hill depicting the brave night defense by the Polish units of the 1stArmoured Division, 20 August 1944;
§ and the “29 Let’s Go!” multi-scenario Campaign Game recreating eight days (11 July through 18 July 1944) of the 116th Regiment of the 29th Infantry Division’s assault on St. Lô; players are encouraged to see whether they can push the 116th Regiment to reach La Madeleine by 15 July (to match the historical scenario above).