[France 1940] Battle of Englefontaine - May 21, 1940

Unternehmen Fall Gelb - "Fix bayonet !"
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 09/29/2015
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
On the 20th of May 1940, the 5th North African Infantry Division (5th DINA) was surrounded in the Mormal forest by several German Panzer Divisions en route to Cambrai. On the 21st of May, this division tried to brek through the German lines with the support of tanks from the 39th BCC and 29th Dragoons. At 8h00 in the morning, emerging from the deep forest, soldiers of the IIIrd battalion (24th RTT) advanced, bayonet fixed, in the open toward Englefontaine defended by the Germans. They were decimated by the fire of German machine-guns and artillery. At noon, 300 bodies were lying in the field in front of Englefontaine, only one hundred of them had escape.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Germany] : 6 command cards.
Allied player [France] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
Exit markers are in effect on the whole Axis baseline, for the Allied forces (Action 23).

Special Rules:
- Use "French Army" rules (Nations 7) to all Allied infantry units.
- Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 1 - Special Weapon Assets) are in effect for the units equipped with machine guns (SWAs 8 - Machine Gun).
- Use "Heavy Anti-Tank Guns" rules (Troops 23) to the Axis artillery battery with 88 badge.
- Use "Blitz" rules (Actions 15).
- "Air Power" card is removed of the game before to play.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Album Mémorial - Blitzkrieg à l'ouest - Ed. Heimdal.

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