#0808_02: Mortain - Counter in the South - Battles of Normandy
#0808_02: Mortain - Counter in the SouthBy Saunders & Blackie
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South of Mortain: August 8th, 1944. (Scenario Size: Brigade. Head to Head or German Human vs AI) The 2.SS-Panzer-Division Das Reich was ordered to counterattack the northern flank of the US 35th Infantry Division which had been rushed in to close a gap between the 30th Infantry Division at Mortain, and the 2nd Armored Division at Barenton. The counterattack consisted of the Recce elements from 2.SS-Panzer-Division Das Reich, 2.Panzer-Division, and 116.Panzer-Division with some mixed armour from 2.Panzer-Division. Initially they met with success and overran the 35th's line.