[Resistance] Maquis of Yonne - July 03, 1944

Ambush at Bois-Blanc.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 07/15/2011
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    


Historical Background:
Maquis n°3 of "Service National Maquis" (Resistance organization) was located since 22nd of June in Bois-Blanc camp, near Fontenailles village, at the border of Fretoy forest. It had elaborate system of defense and men were well armed (LMG, bazookas and mortars) owing to several armament airdrops made in May 1944. On the 3rd of July, German troops exhausted by continuous guerrilla actions, was deployed in front of the forest to clear it of the French Resistance. Maquisards, camouflaged in their defensive positions, kept silence and opened fire at point blank. German troops suffered heavy losses but continued their attack with the support of mortars. The combat lasted several hours until the night and the French maquisards withdraw with the security of darkness in the depth of the forest. When the Germans reached the Resistance camp on the next morning, it was empty!
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Briefing:
Axis player [Germany] : 5 command cards, you move first.
Allied player [French Resistance] : 5 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals. "Bois-blanc" hex is a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "French Resistance" rules for all allied infantry units (Nation 1).
- Use "Special Weapons Asset" and "Mortar late war" rules (SWAs 1 & 6) to the units with mortar badge.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine Les dossiers de la 2ème Guerre mondiale - La Résistance dans l'Yonne.
- Atlas routier Michelin - échelle 1/200000.

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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