[France 1944] Nach Meximieux ! - August 31, 1944 - September 01, 1944

Attack of the 11.Panzer Division.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 05/30/2019
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x12 x6 x12
first You play first    

Historical Background:
On the 30th of August 1944, 179th US Infantry Regiment (45th Inf Division) arrived at Meximieux, 30 km east of Lyon. It represented for the German 19.Armee, a serious thread against its retreating way. General Von Wietersheim, commander of the 11.Panzer Division, ordered on the 31st of August to fight against the US vanguard. Kampfgruppe Kilp had to open the road La Valbonne-Meximieux and Kampfgruppe Bödicker had to blow up the bridges on the Ain river, used by US troops and particularly the bridge at Port-Galland. Finally, after a full day of battle against US infantry and French Resistance, the two Kampfgruppe arrived in front of Meximieux. That was the final battle with hard street fighting and tank battle between German Panther and US tank destroyer. At the end of 1st September, German troops ceased fire and withdrew from Meximieux. The town stayed in Allied hands.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

Conditions of Victory:
12 medals. The destruction of the bridge and the capture of "petit seminaire" are each a permanent medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "French Resistance" rules (Nations 1) to Allied units with FFI badges.
- Place badges on the 3 Axis elite infantry units (Troops 2), 3 Axis engineer units (Troops 4), the Axis mobile artillery unit (Troops 14) and on the 3 Allied Tank Destroyer units (Troops 24).
- Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 4) are in effect for 3 Allied units equipped with Anti-Tank weapons (SWAs 5) and 2 Allied units equipped with Mortar (SWAs 6).
- Re-supply rules (Actions 24) are in effect for Half-Tracks (Troops 18).
- Use "Air Strikes" rules (Actions 3) to the Allied player.
- For the Axis player, use "Sabotage" rules (Actions 6) to blow up the bridge. Only one battle star is needed but a German engineer unit must be adjacent to the bridge.

Scenario Bibliography:
- 39/45 Magazine n°303 - La bataille de Méximieux.

Official scenario of FFM44. Played during the Breakthrough tournament at Paris on the 28th of September 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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