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[France 1940] Infantry fighting on the Somme river - June 05, 1940

Unternehmen Fall Rot - Heroic defence.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/11/2013
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

There are problems with this scenario: it cannot be set-up using the standard terrain tiles of Memoir '44 and the selected extensions. There are too many terrains of one or more types. Please contact the author.

Historical Background:
On the 4th of June 1940, the battle for Dunkirk was over, the battle for France, Unternehmen Fall Rot for the Germans was beginning. On the 5th of June first light, the IV.Armee under the command of General Von Kluge attacked on the lower Somme. In the Picquigny area, the French 60th Infantry Regiment of the 13th Infantry Division, was assaulted by several German divisions of the 38.Armee Korps of General Von Manstein. Although there was no more bridges in the area, the swampy Somme river was not impassable and French troops were not enough numerous to defend the whole area. Under bombs of the Luftwaffe and shells of the enemy artillery, the French infantrymen held out their positions and delayed the enemy crossing of the Somme. In spite of heavy losses on both sides, the French defence was overwhelmed by numbers.
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 [France] : 5 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals. Romont and Saint-Christ farms are each a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "French Infantry" rules (Nations 7).
- Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 1 - Special Weapon Assets) are in effect for the units equipped with mortars (SWAs 3 - Mortar) or machine guns (SWAs 8 - Machine Gun).
- The Somme river is fordable (Terrains 41 - Fords & Fordable Rivers).
- Use "Blitz" rules (Action 15).
- "Air power" card is not allowed to the Allied player. Discard it and take another in the pile.

Scenario Bibliography:
- "Juin 1940 sur la Basse-Somme - P. Vasselle.

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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