Fort Eben-Emael - May 10, 1940

Unternehmen Fall Gelb
Western Front By: Count Dooku - Last update: 07/19/2012
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x5 x4 x5
first You play first    


Historical Background:
On May 10th, 1940, 78 German Fallschirmjager paratroopers dropped into the fields and walls surrounding Fort Eben-Emael. This was part of the attack of the Lower Countries or Unternehmen Fall Gelb. The objective of this mission was to capture the this Fort, which was a key point in the Belgian defense. The Fort had 3 bridges, a canal that separated it from the mainland, and was defended by 1,200 men. Despite this the battle was quickly over. Gliders landed troops in the fort and flamethrowers and other explosive devises were used to blow up the wall. The Belgians were soon overwhelmed.The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, you are in command, the rest is history.

Briefing:
German Player: take 6 command cards
You move first
Belgian Player: take 4 command cards

Conditions of Victory:
5 medals
Two hexes of Fort Eben-Emael count as a victory medal. Place an objective medal on the hexes indicated. If the unit moves off or is eliminated, it no longer counts.

Special Rules:
All the German units are special forces ( see MM '44)
The unit with the German Rossette badge is a flamethrower unit. This unit always rolls three die in a close assault.
Germans may build pontoon bridges (see Terrain pack for further details)
The first German unit that enters one of the bridge hexes or builds a pontoon bridge must first blow up the walls in order to enter the fort. To do this they must roll three stars or grenades. If they do not succeed they may retreat or move until the end of their turn.
At the start of every German turn, they may airdrop one unit onto the board. To do this, hold one man about 12 inches above the board and drop him. Wherever he lands,place three additional men. If the man lands on an occupied hex, place him on the nearest available hex.
German Blitz rules are in effect. They are: Recon may be used as an air power.
If the Belgians are able to withstand six complete turns, they may be awarded one medal. Place an allied objective medal on their medal stand.

Scenario Bibliography:
www.wikipedia.org
www.maps.google.com
www.google.com

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
1
1
2
4
11
2
2
6
1
1
2
3
2