HILL 192, NORMANDY, 11 June 1944: On 7 June 1944 (D+ 1), the 2d Infantry Division
landed on Omaha Beach, passed through elements of the 1st and
29th Infantry Divisions which held the beachhead, and fought thirty
kilometers south to Hill 192. There, because of stiffening German
resistance and lack of logistical support, the Division had halted
on 17 June.For over three weeks the division sat on the northern
slopes of Hill 192 and on a line six kilometers east of it, while
supplies and reinforcements were brought into the beachhead. Then,
on 11 July, the division was ordered to capture Hill 192 and the
St. Lo-Bayeux road one-half mile to the south.
Welcome to ATS St. Lo: The Battle at
Hill 192. Unlike the defender of
most Wn, the defenders at Hill 192 turned out to be the 9th Parachute
Regiment, 3rd Parachute Regiment -- very bad news for the American
doughboys tasked to capture it ... facing a determined enemy,
armed to the teeth with automatic weapons. Located about five
miles (eight kilometers) north-east of St Lô, this rise
in the ground would hardly be classed a hill on most maps. But
in a countryside where a significant high point is twenty or thirty
meters (sixty-five to one hundred feet) above the surrounding
countryside, Hill 192, named for its height in meters, was a strategic
point that would cost a lot in American lives. From here, the
Germans had an uninterrupted view north over the 2nd Division's
lines, but also west overlooking all the approach paths that would
have to be used by the 29th Division's attack to capture the town.
Following a savage fight on the 11th of July, the 2nd Infantry
Division finally secured this high ground allowing the capture
of St Lô five days later. Here you will be shown the American
and German front line positions at the start of the battle, with
the Germans everywhere looking down on the US soldiers.
Ownership of your ATS Rulebook and system
markers is required. A collection of combat counters needed to
play are provided > all ready
to star on the historical map, using 8 scenarios to get you under
the hood, in the hedgerows ... with the green fields beyond St.
Lo beckoning with open arms ... or a rictus grin... OWNERSHIP
OF THE ATS RULEBOOK 2014 plus standard small and large system
markers is required to play.
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