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Overlord The Battle For Easy Green Scenario

In the early morning hours of 6 June German soldiers of 352. Infanteriedivision peer anxiously out to sea from Wiederstandnest 66 (Strongpoint 66). A myriad of ships fills the horizon as far as their eyes can see. Frantic calls flood the telephone switchboards as the beach defences report the massive invasion fleet to a disbelieving headquarters. Bright flashes pick out the warships. Seconds later deafening explosions rock the ground. The invasion is happening, now!

Soldiers of the 116th Regiment, 29th Infantry Division clutch their weapons, shifting nervously, lost in their thoughts within their LCVP landing craft, the small steel boats pitching and bouncing in the rough surf. Their first combat of the war weighs heavily upon these uncertain men. With a final roar of engines, the hulls scrape on the sand as the landing craft drop their ramps into the foaming surf.
Seasick soldiers awkwardly clamber down the ramps, assault vests weighing 60lbs (30kg) strapped to their backs. They have come for battle, loaded with ammunition and explosives, flame-throwers and Bangalore Torpedoes. Trudging through the surf to the soft sand, the soldiers drop to a knee at the first obstacle belt, waiting for their leaders, surveying the bare beach. Fully a quarter of a mile (400m) away the shingle bank is the first available cover. Something doesn’t look right, but given the lack of fire perhaps the Germans have fled as many have said they would.

Up on the bluffs the gunners finger the triggers of their MG42 machine-guns, waiting, watching, while the American soldiers below form their skirmish lines and the landing craft begin to withdraw. First one fires, then all at once, filling the air with bullets, scything down the Amis at 1200 rounds per minute. Soldiers fall here and there upon the beach and still they fire.
The Battle For Easy Green
Leaders go down in a hail of angry lead. Explosions fill the air with saltwater and sand. Everywhere at once men scream in pain as they fall. The beach becomes a killing ground. One by one the soldiers dash or crawl to the relative safety of the shingle bank. The remaining leaders of Fox and George Companies look around and realize they are on the wrong beach. The assault wavers in the face of destruction—the men disorganized, shocked by the death and destruction littering the beach behind them.

More LCVP landing craft are coming ashore. Fresh troops spill out, running, dying, struggling through the bullet-torn hell to the shingle bank. Even there soldiers are dying as machine-guns fire along the length of the beach ripping into the bodies huddled behind the meagre cover.

In the midst of the carnage some men rise to the occasion. Major Sidney Bingham, commanding officer of 2nd Battalion, finds himself a squad leader. With a small group of men he storms a machine-gun nest in the basement of a three-story house, opening the way forward. Four Sherman DD tanks of the 743rd Tank Battalion lend a hand. One by one, they silence the machine-gun bunkers. Slowly, the American infantry climb the steep bluffs, moving through the thin crust of defences and into the French countryside.

The Battle For Easy Green in Flames Of War
Can the men of the 29th Infantry Division successfully storm the beach or will the 352. Infanteriedivision throw them back into the sea?

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The Battle For Easy Green


Last Updated On Thursday, June 27, 2013 by Blake at Battlefront