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[France 1940] Rush Channel (1/2) - May 16, 1940 - May 18, 1940

Unternehmen Fall Gelb - Between Aisne and Oise
Western Front By: Guy2Luz - Last update: 05/17/2014
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x10 x4 x10
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:
May 15, although the military situation is more critical, optimism continues to prevail in the French headquarters. The daily news of General Gamelin said, among other things: "The day of May 15, seems to mark a break between Namur and region west of Montmédy our front, which had been pushed, is in recovery." However, in the late evening, the General Headquarters learned that the German tanks reached Moncornet, about twenty kilometers from Laon. "
Indeed, the nineteenth Sedan German Corps (1st and 2nd Pz) General Guderian executed a turn toward the west, so the first Pz is shocked at the Horgne-Chagny and Bouvellemont the 2nd Pz progressed beyond the Launois-Neuvizy online. While between Dinant and the French-Belgian border, 41st Armoured Corps (6th and 8th Pz) General Reinhardt crossed the Meuse, the 6th Pz, after forcing the French positions Monthermé, launched its awards reaching Liart 17 hours Rozoy Montcornet 20 hours. The isolation of the Ninth Army in the center and the overflow of the Second on the left determines the split between the two armies.
General Touchon receives 14 evening, the mission to restore the connection by an army detachment including AC 23rd, 14th DL, 2nd DCR, the grouping of battalions of education and the Ninth Army troops engaged in its area.
Excluding the 2nd DCR is moving in the area of ??German armored breakthrough, to join the IX Army; elements tracked by rail and the rest by the road. The column on the road, which is May 14 in the morning in the region Landifay (northwest of Marle), was ordered at the beginning of the afternoon to visit the area of ??wood Signy -the Abbey. Similarly, the first trains arriving at the station of BUSIGNY are directed to Wassigny, La Capelle, Hirson, to be landed. The wheeled items and elements of VF will be separated from 70 km ... The different units will be undertaken as and as they landed without logistical support in local, often confused and scattered. General weevil attempt to consolidate its units in vain.
Despite this, May 16, against an attack is launched by only 15 ° BCC on Marle-Montcornet Rozoy-axis and pushes the enemy. The afternoon before returning to refuel B1bis Origny after a raid of 150 km, and join the 8th BCC just landed.
On 17 May, north of Laon, the 4th DCR General De Gaule and elements 3eDCL prepare to launch May 17 attack on one against Moncornet with the objective of gaining time to allow the deployment of the 6th army must protect PARIS. At the same time, the tanks of the 2nd DCR are divided by small package to defend the bridges Oise face 4 Pz Div determined to not stop before Reach Channel.

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

Axis player [Germany]
Take 5 command cards, play the first

Allied player [France]
Apply rule "Surprise" the baseline PEGASUS BRIDGE: The Allied player starts with two cards and draw 2 cards after the first round, and 2 new cards after the second. The player has four cards to the rest of the game.

Infantry units with the badge of the "French Resistance" represent motorized Hunters worn units.
Armored units with 2 figures represent units equipped with light armored reconnaissance tracked or wheeled.
The units of armored French elite 4 figures represent B1bis tanks with 75 mm gun on the chassis and a 47 gun turret.

The battlemap extensions can be replaced by extending Equipment Pack!

Conditions of Victory:
10 medals

Capelle, Guise, and The Origny Sainte Benoite Fére each report a Temporary Medal Objective for the Axis.
Hirson, Vervins Moncornet, Rethel and Signy l'Abbaye each report a Temporary Medal Objective for the Allies.

Special Rules:
Use "French Resistance" - Nation 1
Use "French Infantry" - 7 Nations
Use "Specialized Units" - Troops 2
Apply rules "Half-Track" and "Strengthening effective"rule - 18 Troops, Action 24
Apply rule "Heavy Cannon Anti-Tank" - Troop 23
Use "anti-tank Weapon" - Material 1 Material 2
Apply rules "Supply Depot" - Action 14, Lot 43 - armored axis units located on any hex west of Moncornet (ally side edge) as the hex is occupied by a combined unit.
Apply rule "armored Support" - Action 22, if a unit occupies Moncornet ally, one armored unit (10 ° Pz) can be activated and enter from the left edge of the plateau area of the shaft.
Apply rule "Blitz" - Actions 15 - except for armored units of allied cavalry who ignore movement restrictions and normally moves 3 hexes.

The Air Power card is played as the tactical map artillery shot.

Apply the special rule "Panic" - Any unit of the axis which undergoes at least one loss in close with B1bis unit (unit with star pin) fight a retreat one hex. (The B1bis caused more of a stampede or dodge units whose shots ricocheted on the shield 60 mm).

Option: More to wide plate Apply rule "Reduced Visibility" - Action 27

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

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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