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[France 1940] Rethel - June 08, 1940 - June 10, 1940

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Western Front By: Guy2Luz - Last update: 07/11/2013
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x12 x5 x12
first You play first    

Historical Background:
On the Aisne, the German offensive began on June 9 in the morning according to the plan set by List: it will be for four infantry divisions, to break through the French lines between Château-Porcien in the West and in Attigny then Is the headers to establish solid bridge. The purpose of the operation to allow the passage of Panzergruppe Guderian (1 ° and 2 ° PzD PzD) who comes to the post left XIII. AK (17.ID and 21.ID). and XXIII AK. (73.ID and 86.ID). In this sector the French army deploys second DI (23 ° C) Berry-au-Bac in Rethel and 14th DI (8 ° C) of General de Lattre de Rethel up Attigny. The 11 ° and 25 ° and the GRDI 3 BCC Independent Battalion Battle Tank (R35) are held in reserve. The Bush group is the second line behind the 14th DI. The Bush Group consists of the 3rd DCR and DLM 7th Machault area, about 20 kilometers behind the front.
The balance of power seems to favor to 2 against 1 for the Germans. But the situation is more mixed than it seems. The French divisions are motivated, and they hold that front for almost a month and held a consistent and strong defensive line behind the Aisne, having blown up all the bridges.
On June 9, at 3:45, an artillery preparation of unprecedented violence triggers on French positions. Fogged and explosions at 4:20 the attack was launched. The rafts are launched across the width of the front of attack. On the front of the 14th ID, several French attacks were launched against the bridgeheads to reduce one after the other while in Château-Porcien German engineering quickly set to work to build a floating bridge for the passage of Panzers.

The theater is set, the troops are in position, and history is in your hands. Your turn!

Axis player [Germany]
Take 6 command cards
Play the first

Allied player [France]
Take 5 command cards

Infantry units with the badge of "Ski Troops" are half horse riders of motorized mid GRDI (Group Recognition Infantry Division).
Armored units with the badge "French Resistance" are armored cavalry.
Infantry units with badge "French Resistance" are motorized units Hunters and Dragons.
The unit of armored French elite 4 figures represent B1bis tanks.
The unit truck "PC" is the command vehicle "CC" General Guderian, this unit is optional (see special rules).

Conditions of Victory:
10 medals

Apply rule "Pawns Exit" at Axis player - Action 23 - Each unit per hex outgoing "Towards Reims" a final medal Axis player.

Special Rules:
Use "French Infantry" - 7 Nations.
Use "Specialized Units" - Troops 2
Apply the rule of "Ski Troops" in French units on their badge - Troop 9.
Apply the rule of "transport trucks" - Troop 17
Apply the rule of "Half-Track" - Troop 18
Apply the rule command cars - Troops 20
All German infantry units are equipped with canoes, apply the rule "demountable Canoes" - Action 5
As soon as a German unit reaches the other side, a bridge can be built in the same section, apply the rule "floating bridges" - Lot 33
Use "Blitz" - 15 Shares except armored units of French cavalry who ignore the restrictions on movement and normally moves 3 hexes.
Apply rule "Strengthening effective" to "Truck transportation" and "Half-Track" - Action 24

The Air Power card is played as the tactical map artillery shot.

optional Rules
If you apply the rule "Cars Commandments" then apply the special rule "Panic" - Any unit of infantry or armored axis which undergoes at least one loss in close combat against the unit char B1bis a retreat January-March hex. (The B1bis caused more of a stampede or dodging German infantry and armored whose shots ricocheted on the shield 60 mm units).

Scenario Bibliography:
Comme des Lions mai-juin 1940 - Dominique Lormier -Calmann Levy
La bataille de France jour après jour - Dominique Lormier - Le cherche midi
LA BATAILLE DE RETHEL 9-11 Juin 1940 par FFL_vonJashan
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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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