[France 1944] Battle of Aron - August 05, 1944 - August 11, 1944

Task Force Weaver versus 9.Panzer Division.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/27/2014
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
In the early August 1944, the XVth US Army Corps was advancing towards Le Mans. Task Force Weaver (from the 90th Infantry Division) as vanguard, liberated the city of Mayenne and captured the only bridge not destroyed on the river. But a column of the TF Weaver was stopped in front of Aron by some units of the 9.Panzer Division and the 708.Infanterie Division. A German counter-attack was made to retake the bridge on the Mayenne river but was unsuccessful. On the 7th of August, TF Weaver was replaced by 106th Cavalry Group in front of Aron and continued the advance, bypassing the village always defended by the Germans until their withdrawing on the 11th of August.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Germany] : 5 command cards.
Allied player [United States] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
The church of Aron is a temporary medal objective for the Allied player while the bridge on the Mayenne river is a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Tank Destroyers" rules (Troops 24) to the Allied armored unit with TD badge.
- Use "Screaming Meemies" rules (Troops 25) to the Axis artillery unit.

Scenario Bibliography:
- "La bataille d'Aron" - Abbé Luc Baglin.
- "Duel pour la France" - Martin Blumenson.

Remember, see the memorial for the civilian victims of the battle.
Official scenario of FFM44. Played during the tournament in Le Mans on the 27th of December 2014.

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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