Memoir '44 D-Day Landings Memoir '44 D-Day Landings

Battle of Fort Eben-Emael - May 10, 1940 - May 11, 1940

Unternehmen Fall Gelb - Invasion of the Low Countries
Western Front By: Quit2 - Last update: 01/29/2012
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x5 x4 x4
first You play first    


There are problems with this scenario: it cannot be set-up using the standard terrain tiles of Memoir '44 and the selected extensions. There are too many terrains of one or more types. Please contact the author.

Historical Background:
To attack France while outflanking the Marginot Line, German troops needed to invade the Low Countries. A first force would attack through the north, to draw a counter attack from the French first army. A second force would cut off the Allied forces from it's supply lines by moving through the south of Belgium towards the channel coast.
For the first force to be effective, bridges needed to be secured over the Meuse River and the Albert Canal. Fort Eben-Emael protected several key bridges and was a key strategic point to be taken. An assault force of German Fallschirmjäger were tasked with assaulting and capturing the fort while others simultaneously captured the key bridges.

Briefing:
Axis player, take 5 cards and you move first.
Allied player, take 4 cards.

This scenario is made for online play! There are not enough water tiles in the game to play it on tabletop.

Conditions of Victory:
5 medals for the Axis. The central bridge and the fort are worth one temporary medal each for the Axis. It counts as one victory point for as long as an Axis unit holds the bridge or the fort.
4 medals for the Allies. The two far bridges over the Meuse River are permanent medal objectives for the Allies. Once captured, they keep counting as one victory point, even if the unit has moved off the Bridge.

Special Rules:
German troops are all Fallschirmjäger (paratroopers) special forces. They are marked with a badge.
Belgian tanks are of inferior quality and only consist of 2 figures per unit.

Scenario Bibliography:
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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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