[Lorraine] Gravelotte - September 07, 1944 - September 14, 1944

German defense line west of Metz.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 03/25/2013
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
In the earlier of September 1944, US soldiers of the 5th US Infantry Division, arriving near of the city of Metz, had to fight on a famous battlefield of the French-Prussian war of 1870, near the village of Gravelotte. German soldiers have prepared a defense line based on the old fortifications reinforced by numerous barbed wires, field bunkers and minefields. During a week, GI's of General Irwin tried to breakthrough this enemy line but unsuccessfully. On the 14th of September, the US command stopped the attack in this sector, the 5th US Infantry Division had lost half of its attack strength.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Germany] : 6 command cards.
Allied player [United States] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.

Special Rules:

Scenario Bibliography:
- Album Mémorial Lorraine - Ed. Heimdal.

Remember, see the old fortifications in the woods of this area.
Official scenario of FFM44. Played during the tournament in Briis sous Forges (Essonne) on the 24th of March 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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