Dave's US Infantry Push on Shawn's German Position
Flames of War Mega Game: Argentan, 1944
Our latest mega game was set during the breakout from Normandy, as US forces pushed north against the area that became the Falaise pocket.
The French city of Argentan, south of Falaise, was a critical location, a hub for access roads that linked German forces with escape
routes to the east. US and Free French forces fought a number of actions around the city during August of 1944, as German forces tried
desperately to hold it.
The table was based on the City and its surrounding environs, and offered a wide mix of hedgerows, hedged fields and open and boggy areas,
forcing both sides to be flexible in the use of their forces. The US forces advanced aggressively from the start, as German reserves
trickled on to slow and hopefully stop their advance. The fighting in the city and to the east was quite intense, and back and forth.
When the dust settled, the US held the advantage around Argentan itself, and in the area to the immediate east, while the Germans had fought
them to a draw everywhere else. So the Americans secured a tactical victory, while the Germans were able to continue their withdrawal to the