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[France 1940] Millançay - June 18, 1940

Unternehmen Fall Rot - The Crossroads Millançay
Western Front By: Horius - Last update: 12/07/2013
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x5 x4 x5
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Historical Background:
June 18, 1940, the last valid elements of the French army retreating to the south. They are closely followed by the enemy. The area of ??Val de Loire was defended by the 19th Infantry Division. His command post is located in Sologne, in the town of Millançay. It is under the command of Lieutenant Wailly. The 350th Independent Tank Company Combat is also installed in Sologne, between Millançay and Marcilly-en-Gault. It is under the command of Captain Rey, then Lieutenant Le Roy (after the departure of captain). Including tanks Renault D2, its mission is to reach the 19th BCC which itself belongs to the fourth D.C.R.

The appearance of German troops in Neung-sur-Beuvron and heading Millançay weakens the device in the 19th DI directly threatening his command. To release it, a cons-attack rapidly developed, mixing tanks and infantry. Three tanks of the 350th Company, commanded by Lieutenant Le Roy, are sent directly to Millançay. Their mission is to attack and repel the enemy, in order to allow time for the men of Lieutenant Wailly to disengage the trap that threatens them.

Entering first Millançay in the West, the armored back then northward by the road 922. They then fall nose-to-nose with enemy reconnaissance units installed around the village: the Germans are already here! Despite the surprise, D2 immediately engage in combat with their 47 mm cannons and machine guns, causing heavy losses to the enemy. The German anti-tank artillery replica watering French armored shell. The confrontation is violent but brief. Indeed, embarrassed by the narrowness of the streets, struggling to maneuver tanks D2. They are destroyed after one another. If the Lieutenant Le Roy and his crew are captured, crew members die in their vehicles.

But their sacrifice delayed enough to allow the Germans to evacuate lieutenant Wailly Millançay and join the rest of the 350th company. Against the attack is aborted and the French troops took refuge in Marcilly-en-Gault, thus escaping the advancing enemy troops.

The theater is set, the troops are in position. History is in your hands. Have fun!

Briefing:
The German player receives 5 cards of command, the French player receives 4.
This is the German player who starts the game.

Conditions of Victory:
Must get 5 medals to win.
The German player receives a temporary medal objective if it occupies the southern Millançay.
The French player receives a permanent medal for each of its units exiting by the hexagon Exit.

Special Rules:
Action 15 - The Blitz rules apply.
The German elite infantry units are laid.
The German armored unit with a roundel is a group of light tanks: it has only 2 figures.
The German infantry with a badge "antitank weapon" has anti-tank guns.
The French armored unit with a badge "incomplete unit" consists of a single figure. This is an anti-tank vehicle armed with a gun Laffly 47 mm. Its destruction does not bring a medal.
The French elite infantry units are marked with a badge "Rangers".
All the French infantry units are weakened: they have only three figures each.
The river and lake are impassable.

Scenario Bibliography:
Site internet www.chars-français.net
Magasine Batailles et Blindés n° 22 (novembre-décembre 2007)

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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