Battle of Mount Gargan - July 18, 1944

Defensive victory of the French Resistance
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 07/28/2015
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
On the 14th of July 1944, 36 B-17 Flying Fortress dropped a large number of weapons intended for the French Resistance near the village of Sussac. Germans reacted quickly by sending troops to prevent the Resistance to get back and to distribute the weapons. Georges Guinguoin, famous leader of the French Resistance in the area and called "1st French Maquis", deployed his troops around of Mount Gargan to block the German advance. The battle lasted from 17th to 24th of July. German troops, composed by elements of the Jesser Brigade, French Milice and some garrison units, attacked Mount Gargan on the 18th of July from the village of Surdoux. The French Resistance faced to forces superior in numbers and equipped with heavy weapons so they yielded ground to the enemy gradually and abandonned the chapel of Mount Gargan which was destroyed. But the German troops suffered losses three times more important than the French Resistance.

The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis Player [Germany]
Take 5 Command cards.
You move first.

Allied Player [French Resistance]
Take 5 Command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.

The chapel of Mount Gargan is a Temporary medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
Use "French Resistance" rules (Nations 1 - French Resistance) to all Allied units. Badges are not required.

Use "Heroic Leader" rules (Actions 8 - Heroic Leader) to the Allied unit marked with a Battlestar.

Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 4 - Special Weapon Assets) are in effect for the units equipped with mortars (SWAs 6 - Mortar Late War).

"Air Power" and "Barrage" cards are not used in this scenario. Remove these two cards from the deck before the game.

Scenario Bibliography:
- La bataille du mont Gargan.
- Biographie de Georges Guinguoin.

Remember, see the memorial and the ruined chapel on Mount Gargan.

Set-up Order