#0606_03: Gold Beach - The Road to Bayeux - Battles of Normandy
#0606_03: Gold Beach - The Road to BayeuxBy Rick Bancroft
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Gold Beach, North West of Caen: June 6th, 1944. (Scenario Size: Division. Allied Human vs Axis AI or Head to Head) The landing by the reinforced British 50th Division, was the central linchpin leading to a successful invasion of France. The British landing forces quickly broke through the predominantly Ukrainian Ost troops in the beach defences and advanced quickly inland and west towards Bayeux. It was not until later in the day that the Germans were able to mount a serious counterattack to check the Commonwealth troops. Player notes; The German defenders must slow down the British advance from the beach as there are no available reinforcements nearby. If the British forces can break through quickly, Caen to the east will be outflanked and a strong junction formed with the US forces to the west on 'Bloody' Omaha. As the Allied player, please be aware that minefields are widespread and quite thick in some spots. The Hobart Funnies will be the key in dealing with them to ensure the Allied timetable is maintained.