Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Grumble Jones July Scenario - GJ059 - A Deadly Pasture

This month's Grumble Jones scenario is GJ-059 - A Deadly Pasture. This scenario is set in Normandy and more specifically on the Cotentin Peninsula as the Americans advanced towards Cherbourg. I have always enjoyed scenarios set in the hedgerow country, so was stoked to put this quick scenario together. The action is based on the collision of the 8th US Infantry Regiment and the German 919th Grenadier Regiment at two farmsteads, the Petit Bourg and Grand Bourg. From these positions, the Germans had a wide open pasture for a nice, clear field of fire. The Americans would suffer heavy losses trying to cross the pasture and only the arrival of Sherman Tanks from the 70th Tank Battalion helped them overcome the German defenses. As always. I hope this scenario captures the flavor of that encounter.

This scenario utilizes Bounding Fire Productions boards. I have found BFP boards to be very good and in this case, they gave me the look I was looking for. Hopefully, most will have these boards and if not my apologies. But the good news is that they should be readily available from Bounding Fire Productions.

As always these monthly "Basement Quality" Scenarios are offered for fun only and as a thank you to the readers of this blog.

Remember to open pictures in a new window in order to maximize the size. 

And as always, the PDF's for this scenario can be downloaded from The ASL Scenario Archive (just search on Grumble Jones).


  1. There's that grenade-launcher guy from Hedgerow Hell!! Man, where do you find those photos? ;)

    1. Just went to Google and searched on US infantry in Normandy.