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Camouflaged in Monthermé - May 13, 1940 - May 14, 1940

Unternehmen Fall Gelb - The Crossing of the Meuse
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 04/16/2009
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x5 x5 x7
first You play first    
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Historical Background:
On May 13 the 6th Panzer Division, under General Kempf, arrived in the "Enveloppe", a forest-covered massif just before the Meuse valley. Soon after arriving, they launched their attack. After an air raid of Stukas and an artillery bombardment, the Gebirgsjäger ("Mountain Hunters") from the 4th Schützen Regiment ran down the slopes of the "Enveloppe" and started to cross the Meuse River with inflatable rafts. When the German forces were on the open river French soldiers from the 42nd Demi-brigade of Colonial Machine Gunners, whose positions were camouflaged, opened fire. The German assault troops suffered heavy casualties. In response, the Panzers advanced to the edge of the river and fired point blank at the newly revealed French positions. At the end of the day, Germans had crossed the river. During the night, a pontoon bridge was built and the next day German soldiers managed to break the second line of defenses. Like in Sedan, the frontline was broken.

The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Briefing:
Axis Player [Germany]
Take 6 Command cards.
You move first.

Allied Player [France]
Take 5 Command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
Axis Player: 5 Medals.

Allied Player: 7 Medals.

Special Rules:
Blitz rules are in effect (Actions 15 - Blitz rules).

Place a badge on the German engineer units (Troops 4 - Combat Engineers).

All German infantry units have rafts that they can use to cross the river (Actions 5 - Collapsible Rafts & Boats).

The Axis player can build a pontoon bridge (Terrain 33 - Pontoon bridges) in the central section.

Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 1 - Special Weapon Assets) are in effect for the unit equipped with a Mortar (SWAs 3 - Mortar).

All French units are camouflaged (Actions 16 - Camouflage).

Hills represent the forest-covered massif of the Enveloppe. Do not use the left part of the map (behind the hills.)

Air rules are optional: If used, shuffle both Air Sortie cards into the deck at game start. If the Allied player draws an Air Sortie card (or the Air Power card), he must discard it and draw another card instead.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Album Mémorial - Blitzkrieg à l'ouest - Ed. Heimdal.
- "Sedan, mai 40" - Claude Gounelle.