Static Defenses, Love them or hate them, we got to tour a number of bunkers and emplacements while in Normandy. These things certainly stopped an advance be it over a causeway, at a bridge or elsewhere. We really thought a lot about how to address these. There was a lot of after action reports about hitting these and avoiding them initially and then having to take them in the end. Probably the most famous being the bayonet charge led Lt. Colonel Robert Cole for which he received the Medal of Honor. While it was a couple days after D-Day on June 10 you could imagine a similar scenario in the game. A Large Farmhouse had been turned into the equivalent of a blockhouse. A Roadblock and Causeway cards are turned up along with an Axis mortar or 88. Taking out that roadblock was going to take sacrifice. Along Purple Heart Lane, that is what Cole had to do to reach Carentan.
Cover Photo Contest on Facebook
So far the Pathfinder is winning by almost a 2:1 ratio. We will take votes to the end and I will count those votes from people who have commented or messaged me that they do not have Facebook.
Thank you! We are really happy to have reached the Victory Medal Stretch Goal and are committed to bringing you a high quality production. To that extent I have requested quotes from additional companies, including some US based production companies, to assure we are getting you the best Airborne Commander experience.
Unit Type: The difference between paratrooper and glider
Some folks have noted that the unit type does not directly correspond to if a unit was dropped by parachute or deployed by glider and they are absolutely correct. Yes some howitzers were dropped by parachute. The real reason for the designation has to do with the Flooded Fields terrain card. Certain units and equipment was not recoverable if it was dropped in the flooded fields. I have designated those cards to be glider cards, since the gliders could also not land in the flooded fields. But yes, it was possible to drop a pack howitzer, although the 377th was only able to recover 1 of 12 dropped howitzers. Maybe you will be more successful with your drop!
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