The 29th Infantry Division was a National Guard division filled out by draftees, mostly from Maryland and Virginia. Its three infantry regiments traced their roots back to before the American War of Independence and through the American Civil War, leading to the 29th being called the"Blue and Gray Division."
The 29th participated in the campaign in Northwest Europe from D-Day to VE-Day, and suffered over 20,000 battle casualties (the second-most of any U.S. division in the war) as it fought from Omaha Beach through the bocage to St. Lô and Vire, then taking Brest, onto the Siegfried Line, crossing the Roer, through the Ruhr, and to the Elbe—commanded the entire time by Major General Charles H. Gerhardt, one of the ETO’s more controversial generals.
This Action Pack showcases ten of the varied, intense actions that the 29th Infantry Division engaged in from D-Day to October 1944. The two boards and the included overlays should have lots of use for actions throughout Northwest Europe.
Action Pack #11: 29 Let’s Go! contains:two 8? × 22? geomorphic mapboards (71, 72)one sheet of overlaysten ASL scenarios featuring the new maps:
- AP101 When I Call Roll – 6½ turns, 6 June 1944, Dog Green Beach, Vierville-sur-Mer, France
- AP102 Better Late Than Never – 7 turns, 8 June 1944, Pointe-du-Hoc, France
- AP103 That Damn Bridge – 6½ turns, 8 June 1944, Grandcamp-les-Bains, France
- AP104 Linkup – 6½ turns, 9 June 1944, Auville-sur-la-Vey, France
- AP105 Cota’s Last Stand? – 6 turns, 12 June 1944, Montmartin-sur-Graignes, France
- AP106 Helluva Patrol Leader – 6 turns, 12 June 1944, Montmartin-sur-Graignes, France
- AP107 Better Fields of Fire – 6 turns, 8 September 1944, Fort Penfield, France
- AP108 Yes Sir! – 5½ turns, 8 September 1944, Kerrognant, France
- AP109 Not Bad For A Lone Croc – 7½ turns, 14 September 1944, Fort Montbarey, France
- AP110 Display Of Enthusiasm – 6½ turns, 4 October 1944, Breberen, Germany