Memoir '44 D-Day Landings Memoir '44 D-Day Landings

Strasbourg - January 07, 1945 - January 11, 1945

Unternehmen Sonnenwende -
Western Front By: JFKoski - Last update: 03/26/2012
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x5 x6 x5
first You play first    


Historical Background:
On the 7th of January, 1945 the German Nineteen Army initiated an attack south of Strasbourg against the First French Army, code-named "Sonnenwende" ("Winter Solstice").
De Lattre's French forces, consisting of the French 5th Armored Division and French 1st Infantry Division, held up.... Operation Sonnenwende ended with only minor gains.

This is an official classified scenario copied here to play on Memoir'44 Online. The original unclassified version, "Strasbourg" by SirWillibald, is different in placement of the canal and frozen river rules.
The Air Pack version says Air Rules are optional. AARs may be posted here:
http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44/battles/?id=3683
Editor 1.2 allows frozen rivers to work Online.

Briefing:
Axis Player (Germany)
-Take 4 Command cards.
-You move first.
Allied Player (Free French)
-Take 6 Command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
5 Medals
The bridge and city of Strasbourg are Temporary Medal Objectives for the Axis forces.

Special Rules:
The Rhone-Rhine Canal is frozen and may be crossed at a risk. Any unit entering rolls 2 dice and takes a hit for each star.
The Ill river is not frozen and may only be crossed at the bridges.

Warning:
Please note that this scenario was not approved by Richard Borg or Days of Wonder, so you have to check yourself about playability, potential gaming issues, etc.

Set-up Order
4
3
6
13
4
6
3
1
2