The final push to destroy the German’s hold on the Cotentin Peninsula
was underway on 14 June. The 507th PIR and 325th GIR moved in tandem
along the D15, the road that linked Pont l’Abbe to St.
Sauveur-le-Vicomte. Ground was gained, but an enemy counter-attack
brought things to a halt. The 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment stepped
through the positions of the 507th, to continue the offensive on 15
June. It was during this battle that Pfc. Thomas Byrd earned his Purple
Heart. Pfc. Thomas B. Byrd served with Company D, 505th Parachute
Infantry Regiment, and was KIA on 15 June 1944 near Les Rosiers, France.
On that date the 1st and 2nd Battalions of the 505th PIR were ordered
to attack west with the objective of taking the town of
St.Sauveur-le-Vicomte. While approaching the hamlet of Les Rosiers,
Company D ran into heavy German resistance...
The ATS BASIC GAME
march to ... Victory OR BUST ... continues with a vengeance. See, this
affair is set during the Battle of Normandy. It's an infantry, MG, and light
mortars affair and all the
combatants are ready to duke it out using the next phase of the NEW ATS
BASIC GAME I rules - this is not your old Basic game .. so get ready to
get back into Basic Training!
You'll come out a crack soldier, we promise!
get rules, charts, and a
large hex Normandy battlefield PLUS all the counters you need to play.
That means one 5" × 8" sheet of Summer Uniform Germans another of
American Yanks + another of the latest ATS Weapons and FOW counters.
What's more, we're continuing to innovate with new material from the
upcoming ATS Rulebook - stuff you've not seen yet - here in a BG metaphor.
means it's fast playing. It means VETERAN ATSers can get into it. It's a
chess match among the hedgerows - and brings a new flavor.
One caveat - based on your response to ATS BASIC GAME Iw - winter - we
ALREADY are low on counters for this one - so as long as the page is up -
you nail your copy. And it ships lickety-split. Ten-shun!