|Click on the Thumbnail for a full-size photo
From the South
|View of the battlefield from the southern edge
From the North
|View of the battlefield from the northern edge
|150mm rocket artillery barrage falls on Carentan. The rocket barrage takes out 3 defenders.
First (German) blood
|The first German casualty of the game. A Truck towing PAK 40 falls victim to 81mm mortars.
|View of Armored Engineers on the move. This unit was assigned to swing west of town and attack from the north. The stands moving up the road are US AA 0.50 cal stands who came onto the table amid the German advance and had to run for it.
|AA 0.50 cal teams assault a German AT Gun as it passes after Artillery had disordered the unit. These two AA MG's were unable to make it into town and were cut off by the Germans flowing past so heroically died in delaying actions. Historically, Battery A of the 81st Airborne AAA Battalion received a unit citation for their role in the Normandy campaign.
|Main Force of Germans moves out to attack the town. American artillery was very effective amongst the German traffic jam.
Looking for trouble
|German Recon platoon moves out to the south of town.
|Elements of the 81st AAA Battalion open up. Any American units firing from the edge of town were immediately targeted by German artillery concentrations.
|Armored engineers are delayed by American artillery fire combined with command indecision (i.e. two lousy maneuver die rolls in a row).
|StuG company comes under attack by bomb armed P-47s.
Pressing the attack
|P47s flew through intense light AA fire to deliver their bombs. The StuG's took the brunt, but the AA prevented strafing passes that might have been really devastating amongst the attacking infantry.
Back to the town
|Unable to complete their encircling attack, the armored engineers throw their weight in with elements of II Battalion in the attack on the town's western face.
Keep on attacking
|A second company of III Battalion prepares to enter the fray. The paratroopers guarding the southern end of town inflicted heavy casualties on the first company in the attack.
Take the canal
|The Recon platoon has their objective in sight. They have conformed to the railweay embankment in preparation of making a dash for the canal bridge just out of view to the right.
|The Germans gain footholds in he town as the paras and glider troops fall back for a defense in depth. Here the engineers and elements of Battalion II gain the northwest edge of town.
|A second flight of P-47s destroys a StuG as it prepares to cross the rail embankment.
|A devastating attack by 81mm mortars thwarts the Recon platoon in their attempt to seize the canal bridge. These lost victory points swung the balance toward the Americans.
|The Germans have troops in town, but the Americans control more sectors. The armored cars exit north to secure bridges for further attacks, but a link-up to the east has been prevented by the American mortar fire on the recon unit.
Copyright 2000-2019 Fire and Fury Games, all rights reserved
Web page maintained by Webmaster@FireAndFury.com.