"A Little Bit Closer to Heaven" -- General Brosset ordered his reconnaissance units to advance more boldly. Citing the numerous possibilities offered by the terrain to outflank any resistance, there should be no need for further delays. As the 1eme DFL advanced, the 11eme Bataillon de Marche moved southwest along Departmental Road 29 covering the right flank of the division. After sending patrols to reconnoiter La Crau overnight, Compagnie Moguez marched through the village at sunrise accompanied by local partisans. At the front of the column, the 3eme Escadron de Fusiliers Marins came under heavy fire from the heights of Hills 75.3 and 79.2 as it reached the railroad bridge. Under cover of supporting M8 GMCs, the battalion advanced another kilometer down the road only to come under fire from anti-tank guns emplaced on Hill 75.2. No point in wasting any more time- Hill 75.3 had to be taken.
Attacker: Free French (1ère Division de la France Libre: 7ème Compagnie, 11ème Bataillon de Marche "Eclosion"/1er Peloton, 1er Escadron de tanks légers, 1er Rgt. de Fusiliers Marins "Ecumeurs"/11ème Compagnie de Soutien, 11ème Bataillon de Marche "Eclosion")
Defender: German (Infanteriedivision 242: Grenadierregiment 918/Grenadierregiment 917)
Turns: 5.5 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Hill 73.5, northeast of Toulon, France 1944-08-22
Squads: A:18.0 D:18.0
AFVs: A:4 M5A1 x 4
Guns: A:0 M2 60mm Mortar x 1 D:1 5cm PaK 38 x 1 5cm leGrW 36 x 2