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Backs to the Sea Normandy (id:#62781)
(ASL 3a - Yanks (2nd Edition) ID:ASL 19)
See Also: Backs to the Sea by Avalon Hill
Designer: Rex Martin
Starter kit scenario?:    Deluxe scenario?:
American Rangers had scaled the cliffs at Pointe-du-Hoc only to find the coastal battery guns there gone from their casemates. But once atop the cliff, there was no returning to the sea. The Rangers set up a perimeter to await their relief at the hands of the 116th Infantry. Given all that was happening around them, the Germans were slow to react and mounted their first serious push against the isolated Americans around 1600 hours. . .
Attacker: German (Infanterie=Regiment 726, Infanterie-Division 716)
Defender: American (Companies F, 2rd Ranger Battalion)  
Turns: 7     Players: 2     OBA: None     Night: No
Pointe-du-Hoc, France 1944-06-06
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:16.0 D:8.0
AFVs: A:0 D:0
Guns: A:0
5cm leGrW 36 x 1
M19 60mm Mortar x 2
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules:
Map Board(s): 7 16 19
Overlays: NONE
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esparver73 Added a playing2017-11-08 09:30:07
buser333 Added a playing2017-11-05 16:25:09
von_meyer Added a playing2016-12-19 16:11:15
hoxson1 Modified the overlays2016-08-24 02:12:47
hoxson1 Modified the overview2016-08-24 02:11:23
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2017-11-08(A) Martí Cabré vs Nicolas Sabido German winI pressed hard on the American left using the shellholes, bocage and woods to get some cover. I got some lucky rolls quickly breaking the Americans in the area. I also quickly captured the center woods to interdict the Americans from reinforcing his left flank and in Turn 4 I managed to get 10 squad equivalents near board 7, with half the American OOB dead or broken (sniper killed two leaders) and he conceded.
2017-11-05(D) Jeff B vs Phil Wentworth American winGermans suffered a lot of breaks early and, with their low ELR, were not able to bounce back. After a few turns they switched their point of attack to the thinly guarded west side. They managed to get 7 squads on or near Board 7, but there was no way they would get the 8th up safely so they conceded.
2016-12-19(A) Gordon Jupp vs Simon Church American winFun game, came down to the last turn but the US had extracted to big a toll on the Germans and I was short...
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Avg Rating: 6.33Votes: 3
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To-Play list count: 1
Estimated Play time: 3.9 hours
Recorded Games: 3
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Backs to the Sea
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[A] American 52
[D] German 78
Sunday 19 August 2018 08:57:20 AM  (c)dramsey 2018