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[FRANCE 1940] Montcornet - May 17, 1940

Unternehmen Fall Gelb - De Gaulle Ó l'attaque!
Western Front By: Guy2Luz - Last update: 04/28/2014
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x7 x5 x7
    first You play first


Historical Background:
After clashes the previous evening around Chivres, the attack was launched at 4: 14 pm on 17 may in the morning, she articulated 2-axis:
-The first group consisting of 46th BCC and the CCCA 345eme should follow the direction: Liesse-Bussy-Montcornet
-The second group composed of the 2nd and 24th BCC, had to ride on a southern axis of Sissonne-Boncourt-Lislet
The first group went along the road to Laon-Montcornet, beyond Chivres, he was took a party by Pak 37 guns but they continued their road. The second group as him, deployed north of Sissonne and then towards the city in wood and Montcornet the plateau where the BCC 24th settled. At the same time, the first elements of the BCC 2nd served in Dizy wholesale. Elements of the 13th BLM provided the defence in retreat.
The actual attack began around noon, the BCC 24th split into 2 groups, the compound of the 2nd company took Lislet while the second group composed of 1st and 3rd company, was responsible for the direct attack on Montcornet.
A Lislet 2nd company fell on anti tank Pak 37 and 6 Panzer defenses. 8 French tanks entered the village and were violently repressed by the fire short range guns, were forced to retreat to Saint Acquaire lack of gasoline. During this time at Montcornet, Captain Penet found an unexpected problem. The city was defended by heavy Flak battalion 59eme parts and only the B1bis of Bescond would have could compete with the 88 mm, off the heavy tanks of the BCC 46th took late in the commitment Chivres and would be there in an hour. He tried a direct assault with the R35, was a carnage. The rest of the 1st company withdrew on Boncourt.
The BCC not known 2nd little success after Dizy le Gros, it took the city in the ladies but was countered by the Pak37 of Panzer-Abteilung 90. After having suffered some casualties, the 2nd company retreated in disarray to its bases of departure.
To 6: 30 p.m., the Stukas made their reappearance on the fields of battle causing the total judgment and the folds of the 4th DCR on its bases of starting in the morning.

Briefing:
Axis player [Germany]
Take 6 command cards.

Allied Player [France]
Take 5 command cards.
You move first.

This is a cover of MONTCORNET scenario created by lt hugo. I added a few changes and have updated the special rules.

Conditions of Victory:
7 medals

Moncornet City reported a controlling medal the player to the allies.
The destruction of two units of B1 bis is a final medal for German player.
The destruction of three units of Pack 37 is a final medal for Allied player.

Special Rules:
Blitz rules are in effect (Actions 15 - Blitz rules).
French Army Command rules are in effect (Nations 7 - French Army).
Place a badge FFI and an Elite German badge on specialized units (Troops 2 - Specialized Units).
Depleted Units rules are in effect for the Axis unit equipped with Anti Tank Gun (Troops 22 - Depleted Units)
Place a badge on the German Heavy Anti-Tank Gun unit (Troops 23 - Heavy Anti-Tank Guns).
Special Weapon Asset early war rules (SWAs 1 - Special Weapon Assets) are in effect for the Axis unit equipped with Anti Tank Gun (SWAs 2 - Anti tank Gun).

Place a "battle star" on the two B1bis Elite armored : They may ignore the first flag and fight with an extra die when they have not moved before shooting.
Place a "battle star" on the three depleted infantry with Pack 37.

If the allied player draws the air attack map, the discard and draw another.

Scenario Bibliography:
http://www.veterans.fr/1939-1945/La_bataille_de%20Montcornet-17_mai_1940_3.pdf

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.

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