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Resistance at Lille - May 28, 1940 - May 31, 1940

The Saviors of Dunkirk
Western Front By: LooneyLlama - Last update: 04/02/2014
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x7 x5 x7
first You play first    


Historical Background:
The Siege of Lille involved the remaining 40,000 men of the once-formidable French First Army in a delaying action against seven German divisions, including three armored divisions, which were attempting to cut off and destroy the Allied armies at Dunkirk. As a consequence of the continued French resistance, Winston Churchill described the French defense of Lille as "...for four critical days contained no less than seven German divisions which otherwise could have joined in the assaults on the Dunkirk perimeter". They were truly the saviors of Dunkirk.

Briefing:
Axis: 6 cards, you move first.
Allies(France): 5 cards.

Conditions of Victory:
7 medals
Axis gains 1 medal for each unit exiting the board on or between the exit markers.
The ruins hex is a temporary medal objective worth 1 medal for the Axis.

Special Rules:
Air Power as Artillery Bombard deck is used.
Blitz rules are in effect.(Actions-15)
Place special forces badges on the Axis units.(Troops-2)
Place engineer badges on the Axis units.(Troops-4)
BCF rules are in effect for the British units.(Nations-5)
Sniper rules are in effect for the French unit(Troops-10)
Place French Resistance badges on the Allied units. They are 3 figures. They represent the depleted French 1st Army. (Use French Resistance Troops-1 rules for these units)
The other regular French infantry unit is 4 figures.

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
7
1
7
15
4
3
2
3
3
1
2