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[France 1940] Villampuy - June 17, 1940

Unternehmen Fall Rot - The Crossroads Villampuy
Western Front By: Horius - Last update: 12/07/2013
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x5 x4 x5
first You play first    

Historical Background:
After the breakthrough of the Allied front on the Somme in early June 1940, the 4th DCR protects the retreating French troops to the south. Pursued by German forces, it ensures its role in opposing rearguard strong resistance and even launching attacks against targeted. The group is set Sudre this device. It consists of the 6th demi-brigade of tanks (heavy tanks B1 and B1-bis), 4th BCP, a battery of 75 mm and equipped with elements of 47 mm anti-tank guns and 25 mm cannons DCA

June 17, 1940, after heavy fighting in Orgères-en-Beauce, Sudre group evacuates south. About 16 hours, it is positioned in the village of Villampuy. Its role is to form a plug to block the axis Châteaudun / Orleans. We must stop any enemy advance from both directions. He gets it helps to Renault R 35 tanks of the section of Lieutenant Weill (2/24). Heavy tanks are then divided into three groups. The company Bibes rest of the village while companies Ghislain Gaudet and heading south towards Binas and Forest Marchenoir.

Around 16:30, the Company Bibes sees a German motorized column 1 km north of Villampuy. This column is composed of light tanks and mounted infantry. She rushes to Villampuy to seize the crossroads. Heavy tanks and tanks then R 35 is positioned against the enemy and engage. They push the motorized column and inflicted heavy losses on the Germans.

French troops suffered back a heavy artillery bombardment (77 and 105 mm). For nearly an hour, it is a deluge of shells fell on the French positions. R 35 tanks were destroyed, the other units suffered some losses but heavy tanks remain in position on Villampuy. The Germans can not penetrate.
At 18:00, the order to evacuate the village is given. Company Bibes then headed south to join Binas.

The theater is set, the troops are in position. History is in your hands. Have fun !

The German player receives 5 cards of command, the French player receives 4.
German player plays first.

Conditions of Victory:
It should get 5 medals to win.
The German player gets a temporary medal objective if he takes Villampuy.

Special Rules:
Action 15 - The Blitz rules apply.
The German heavy artillery battery is a 105 mm guns. It works like normal artillery in the online version.
German armored units with a cross are German light armored vehicles: they have only 2 figures.
Infantry units are elite German troops transported halftracks or trucks.
The unit of elite infantry badge with the French "Rangers" is a group of dragons worn.
French infantry units with the badge "antitank weapon" guns are equipped with 47 and 25 mm.
French infantry units are weak: they have only three figures each.
The unit has French armored elite 4 figures. It is equipped with heavy tanks B1 and B1-bis.

Scenario Bibliography:
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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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