[France 1940] Blois - June 17, 1940 - June 19, 1940

Unternehmen Fall Rot - The bridge Jacques Gabriel
Western Front By: Horius - Last update: 11/26/2013
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x5 x4 x5
    first You play first


There are problems with this scenario: it cannot be set-up using the standard terrain tiles of Memoir '44 and the selected extensions. There are too many terrains of one or more types. Please contact the author.

Historical Background:
Since 11 June 1940, the French troops retreating south, pursued by the German armies. In the night from 16 to 17 June, the French Tenth Army Corps crossed the Loire. The 12th Reconnaissance Group is back to Blois. Located on the south bank of the Loire, it is responsible for protecting access to Jacques Gabriel bridge.
On the morning of June 18, the Germans sent a reconnaissance on the north shore, on the other side of the bridge. After heavy exchanges of machine gun fire, a part of the bridge is then destroyed by the French.
The Germans are more numerous. Elements of the French Armored Division 4th DCR are sent as reinforcements to Blois. Supported by heavy artillery placed Villebarou, German forces increase pressure on the French troops by launching assaults to cross the Loire. Undergoing in return fire from French cannons located in St Gervais, the German infantry suffered heavy losses. Blois is in flames.
June 19, downstream of Blois, German units crossed the Loire using collapsible boats, facing the town Chailles. Intervention of heavy armored French repels once but the 12th Reconnaissance Group involved in the counter attack is weakened by the fighting. The Germans continued to cross the river, supported by their artillery. The situation becomes critical and French units must retreat into the forest of Russy before moving to Montrichard. German troops entered St Gervais at 15:00 while elements of genius install a temporary bridge on the bridge of Blois.

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

Briefing:
The German player receives 5 command cards, the French player receives 4.
The French player goes first.

Conditions of Victory:
It should get 5 medals to win.
The German player wins a temporary medal objective if seizes Chailles and Blois Jacques Gabriel bridge intact.
The French player wins a victory medal final for each unit that is off the board in the direction of Montrichard.

Special Rules:
Action 2 - The French player may destroy the bridges.
Action 5 - The German infantry units have collapsible boats.
Action 15 - The Blitz rules apply.
The German heavy artillery battery is a 105 mm guns.
The German unit with badge engineering is a group of pioneers.
The units of elite German infantry troops are motorized.
Units of French elite infantry badge with "Rangers" are troops motorized infantry and dragoons.
French infantry units with the badge "antitank weapon" are equipped with 47 mm cannons and 25 mm anti-tank.
The French elite armored units are heavy-B1 or B1 bis tanks.
French infantry units are weakened: they have only 3 figures.
The Loire is impassable.
The Cosson is passable.

Scenario Bibliography:
La Nouvelle République du Centre du 18 juin 2010 "Défendre le pont de Blois"
Site internet www.chars-français.net

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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