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[FRANCE 1940] Montcornet - May 17, 1940

Unternehmen Fall Gelb - De Gaulle Ó l'attaque!
Western Front By: Guy2Luz - Last update: 07/11/2013
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x8 x5 x8
    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:
The axis player
Take 6 command cards

Player of the Allies:
Take 5 command cards
You play the first

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

German anti-tank guns are guns Pack37.
Elite armoured French are the B1bis of the R35 and D2.
Infantry units are special German motorized infantry.

Conditions of Victory:
8 medals
Moncornet City reported a controlling medal the player to the allies.

Special Rules:
Apply the rule Blitz - Action 15
Apply the rule attack Nocturne - Action 19
Apply rule of the French army - Nation 7
Apply the rule units specialized units wearing the badges of the FFI and the German Cockade - Troupe 2
Apply rules incomplete unit to 3 figurines - Troupe 22 infantry units
Apply the rules anti-tank weapon - equipment 1, material 2
Apply the rule heavy anti-tank gun - troop 23
If the allied player draws the air attack map, the discard, draw another and apply the rule Commander heroic - Action 8.

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.

Set-up Order
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