Siendo una encrucijada, el pueblo de Beaumont tiene cierta importancia estrategica. Los aliados necesitan conquistarlo para asegurar sus lineas de suministros. Los alemanes necesitan defenderlo tanto tiempo como sea posible para retrasar el avance aliado.
We've done what we can to slow down the enemies advance but we're ill equipped to do anything but that. The bridge is secured for the Panzers to arrive, if they arrive. Now all we can do is wait. -Commander Ernhard Hailager
Recently the Axis forces were informed that the French Army had supply stores hidden around Duclair; these may provide just what is needed to combat the impending Allied advance. Both armies now mobilize and head to their final battle.