[France 1940] Rethel - June 08, 1940 - June 09, 1940

Unternehmen Fall Rot - Breakthrough on the Aisne
Western Front By: Guy2Luz - Last update: 12/12/2014
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
On the Aisne offensive Fall Rot begins June 9 in the morning according to the plan set by List: it will be for four infantry divisions, to break through the French lines between Château-Porcien West and Attigny in the East, establishing beachheads solid and deepen breakthrough three different axes 10 km below. The aim of the operation is to secure a bridgehead for the passage of Panzergruppe Guderian (1 ° and 2 ° PzD PzD) who comes to the post left XIII. AK (17.ID and 21.ID). and XXIII AK. (73.ID and 86.ID). In this sector the French army deploys second DI (23 ° C) Berry-au-Bac in Rethel and 14th DI (8 ° C) De Lattre de Rethel up Attigny. The 11 ° and 25 ° and the GRDI 3 BCC Independent Battalion Battle Tank (R35) are held in reserve.
The balance of power seems to favor to 2 against 1 for the Germans. But the situation is more mixed than it seems. The French divisions are motivated, and they hold that front for almost a month and held a consistent and strong defensive line behind the Aisne, having blown up all the bridges.
On June 9, at 3:45, an artillery preparation of unprecedented violence triggers on French positions. Fogged and explosions at 4:20 the attack was launched. The rafts are launched across the width of the front of attack. On the front of the 14th ID, several French attacks were launched against the bridgeheads to reduce one after the other while in Château-Porcien German engineering quickly set to work to build a floating bridge for the passage of Panzers.

The theater is set, the troops are in position, and history is in your hands. Your turn!

Axis player [Germany]
Take 6 command cards
Play the first

Allied player [France]
Take 5 command cards

Units with the badge of "Ski Troops" are half horse riders of motorized mid GRDI (Group Recognition Infantry Division)

Conditions of Victory:
10 medals

The villages of Le Châtelet and Poor Returns on each medal is a Temporary Axis player.

Special Rules:
Use "French Infantry" - 7 Nation.
Use "Specialized Units" - Troop 2.
Apply the rule of "Ski Troops" in French units on their badge - Troop 9.
All German infantry units are equipped with canoes, apply the rule "demountable Canoes" - Action 5
As soon as a German unit reaches the other side, a bridge can be built in the same section, apply the rule "floating bridges" - Lot 33
Use "Blitz" - Actions 15

The Air Attack card is played as the tactical map Gunfire

With airline rules:
The Axis player uses Storch the 1st exit air and the aircraft of choice.

Scenario Bibliography:
Comme des Lions mai-juin 1940 - Dominique Lormier -Calmann Levy
La bataille de France jour après jour - Dominique Lormier - Le cherche midi

LA BATAILLE DE RETHEL 9-11 Juin 1940 par FFL_vonJashan
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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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