Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Army 5th Corp in Europe

Company E, 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division disembark from an LCVP assaulting Omaha Beach Easy Red Sector on the morning of June 6, 1944. Photograph by Robert F. Sargent.
 So in a previous post I mentioned that my Father and I wanted to build a WWII series of game boards that took the Allies in Europe from Normandy all the way to the invasion of Germany. The plan is to follow the exploits of the American Army 5th Corp in Europe. What battles and actions we are going to cover remains to be seen but there are a number of options including actions of the 1st Infantry Division, 29th Infantry Division, 2nd Armored Division, 82nd Airborne Division which were all assigned to 5th Corp.

5th Corps Shoulder Patch
So like I was saying many, many of options. Some of these campaigns and operations I am unfamiliar with so that in itself will require some research on my part. Personally I am up for the challenge and if anyone has some suggested reading I would appreciate it. Needless to say the obvious first choice is Omaha Beach which we have already started to plan out. The area we want to cover is the Dog Red Sector D-3 draw up the beach from Les Moulins to St. Laurent-Sur-Mer. At the moment we are planning to do this with the Crossfire rules although there are a number of issues that would need to be addressed in my opinion so that is not set in stone yet. Just for the record there is a lot, and I mean a lot of conflicting information about which units where were on Omaha Beach so unless someone has a definitive guide they could recommend most of the decisions made will be chosen around what will be easier to model/field. Stay tuned for further updates over the next few days as work has already started on the boards.

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