[France 1940] The battle of Saint Valery en Caux - June 11, 1940

Unternehmen Fall Rot - 9th French Army Corps and Highland Division in the trap.
By: jdrommel - Last update: 09/08/2014
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x10 x12 x8 x12
first You play first    


Historical Background:
On the 5th of June 1940, the German army began the operation Fall Rot : the battle of France. The Somme front was quickly broken in spite of a fierce defense by French units. The 9th French Army Corps and a part of the 51th Highland Division were surrounded in the pocket of Saint Valery en Caux by troops of the 5 and 7.Panzer Division and 2.Infanterie (Mot.) Division. The hope of a sea evacuation, as in Dunkirk, was quickly forgotten by lack of transport (only some 1700 Scottish soldiers had been evacuated). On the 12th of June, exhausted and out of ammunition, the surrounded troops surrendered to General Rommel, commander of the 7.Panzer Division.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Briefing:
Axis player [Germany] : 10 command cards, you move first.
Allied player [France/United Kingdom] : 8 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
12 medals.
For the Allied player, use "Exit" token rules to the two sea hexagons. The Allied player can exit only one unit (French or British) by Veules-les-Roses and only two British units by Saint Valéry en Caux.

Special Rules:
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5) to the British units.
- Use "French Army" rules (Nations 7) to all other Allied infantry units.
- Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 1 - Special Weapon Assets) are in effect for the units equipped with Anti-Tank Weapons (SWAs 2 - Anti-Tank Weapons).
- Only activated units can enter in a Exit sea hexagon, retreat is not possible.

Scenario Bibliography:
- "Les soldats de 40 dans la première bataille de Normandie" - R.G. Nobécourt.
- " La 51e" (Highland Division) - Eric Linklater.
- "Rommel - France 1940" - Ed. Heimdal.

Remember, see the French and British wargraves in Saint Valéry en Caux.

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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