[Provence] Battle of Aubagne - August 21, 1944 - August 22, 1944

On the road of Marseilles.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 10/19/2013
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
On the 20th of August 1944,3rd DIA of general de Monsabert arrived near Aubagne, vanguarded by tanks of the Combat Command 1, 1st French Armored Division. The city of Aubagne was controlled by two or three battalions of the 934.Grenadier Regiment (244.ID) supported by some 88mm antitank guns, particularly one battery on the cemetery hill. Aubagne was a key position for the German defense of Marseilles. On the 21st of August, Sherman tanks of the CC1 attacked on the North-East from Gemenos while the Moroccans soldiers of 2nd GTM, attacked on the South from le col de l'Ange. The battle for Aubagne raged all the day and the next morning, the city was liberated. The road to Marseilles was opened.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Germany] : 5 command cards.
Allied player [France] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.

Special Rules:
- Use "Heavy Anti Tanks Guns" rules (Troops 23) to the two Axis artillery units.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Militaria Magazine hors-série n°14 - Débarquement de Provence.

Remember, see the Memorial to the Moroccans soldiers at Col de l'Ange, near Cuges-les-Pins and the military graves in the cemetery of Aubagne.
Official scenario of FFM44. Played during the tournament at Gardanne on the 08th of May 2013.

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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