Breakthrough at Dinant - May 14, 1940 - May 15, 1940

Unternehmen Fall Gelb
Western Front By: Count Dooku - Last update: 09/06/2010
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x4 x6
first You play first    


Historical Background:
By May 14th 1940, the German Blitzkrieg of France or Unternehman Fall Gelb was in full swing. After breaking through the defense at the Meuse river, General Hoth's 15th Panzer Corps, made up of the 5th and 7th Panzer divisions neared Martin's Defense Line, in the area called Dinant. The First French armored division was sent out to engage them. After being pushed back from the Surinvaux wood the French quickly counter-attacked. They swep in at the left flank, engaging the 7th Armour division (commanded by General Erwin Rommel). They were soon outmaneuvered. Forced to retreat they fled back behind their lines and waited for the oncoming onslaught.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history

Briefing:
German Player
-Take 6 command cards
French Player
-Take 4 command cards
-You move first

Conditions of Victory:
-6 Medals
The town of Merlemont is a Temporary Objective Medal for the Axis forces.

Special Rules:
The Axis Forces have these following advantages (Blitz Rules):
-Allied tanks may only move 2 hexes. Axis may move 3.
-Recon for the Axis are played as an Air Power (see the Air Power grey card for details)

On top of the Blitz Rules, due to superior Air support, the Germans role 2 dice in an Air Power. The French may only role 1.

Scenario Bibliography:
Maps of World War 2
www.onwar.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
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3
3
1
3
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