[French Resistance] The battle of Ecueillé - August 25, 1944

Capture of an antitank artillery battery.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 05/30/2019
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
The 1st Regiment of France, was created in 1943 under the Laval government as the only armed formation of Vichy. It was disbanded after the allied landing in Provence in August 1944. Some units of this regiment joined the French Resistance and formed, on the 24 of August, the new 8th Regiment of Cuirassiers. The 1st Squadron, under the command of Captain Colomb, was in the village of Ecueillé when a German antitank artillery battery entered in the village in the evening of the 25th of August. French Resistance surrounded the German battery and opened fire in the night. The battle lasted all the night and the German soldiers, with no hope of withdrawing, surrendered in the morning.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Germany] : 4 command cards.
Allied player [French Resistance] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.

Special Rules:
- Use "French Resistance" rules (Nation 1) to all Allied units. Badges are not required.
- Use "Heavy Anti-Tank Guns" rules (Troops 23) to the two Axis artillery batteries with 88 badge.
- Use "Night Attacks" rules (Actions 19).
- Urban combat rules are optional if you have the battle map "Sword of Stalingrad".

Scenario Bibliography:
- Wikipédia : le combat d'Ecueillé.

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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