Cote 304 and Mort-Homme - June 14, 1940

Unternehmen Fall Rot - The Colonial Corps
Western Front By: Guy2Luz - Last update: 04/06/2014
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x4 x6
first You play first    


Historical Background:
On 13 June 1940, in the morning, 23 ° RIC receives order to install, without thought of retreat, the line is Horn Wood-cote Avocourt 304. On June 14, the enemy gets between 23 ° and 1 RIC RIC in the ravine that separates the coast 304 Mort Homme. At 5 hours the enemy infantry advancing along the coast to conquer the 304 and 6:30. Soon armored vehicles cross the bridge towards Béthincourt Esnes. At 7 o'clock, Lieutenant Colonel Rousseau, commanding 23 ° RIC launches attack against elements incorporated with his PC and the 1st Company of the 43rd BCC (12 R35 tanks). 8:00 A Hill 304 and the enemy armored recovery and recrossing the river refusing to fight ... 2 times the enemy on Hill 304 taken 2 times and it was taken by the 23 ° RIC. At 17:00 the support points have more ammunition but the enemy does not attack unless more with his artillery guided by a "Snitch". At 19 hours comes the order to retreat at night.
Demonstrate such determination to cling to our land is to prove himself worthy of hairy Verdun, in the same region, opposed an impenetrable wall of brass in advance of the enemy.

23 ° RIC will be cited in the order of the army for the battle of June 13 to 21, 1940.
François Mitterrand (among others) under 23 ° RIC Officer, wounded leading an attack against will be cited in the order of the 3rd Infantry Division Coloniale.

The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Briefing:
Axis player [Germany]
Take 5 command cards.
You move first.

Allied Player [France]
Take 4 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 Medals

Hill 304 and the Mort Homme majority are Temporary Medal Objectives worth one Medal for whoever occupies it.
The village of Esnes are Tempory Medal Objectives worth one medal for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
French Army Command rules are in effect (Nations 7 - French Army).
Blitz rules are in effect (Action 15 - Blitz rules)
Night attacks are in effect (Action 19 - Night attacks)

The Air Power card is played as an Artillery Bombard Tactic card.

Scenario Bibliography:
1940 Les troupes coloniales dans la campagne de France, Paul GAUJAC Ed. Histoire et Collection

Colonial troops: fighting in the East :
http://www.troupesdemarine.org/traditions/histoire/docs/aob_259_027.pdf
The 1st company of the chariot of 43 ° BCC :
http://www.chars-francais.net/new/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=590&Itemid=71

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
2
3
2
11
6
6
1
1
6
2
3