[France 1940] The sugar refinery - May 24, 1940

Unternehmen Fall Gelb - Resistance of the French Alpine soldiers on the Somme river.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 09/12/2015
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x7 x5 x7
first You play first    

Historical Background:
In May 1940, while the panzers of General Guderian were rushing to the Channel, the 62.Infanterie Division was flanking the Somme river in the area of Ham. In order to capture the bridges of Ham to establish a bridgehead on the south bank of the Somme, the Germans attacked both the sides of the city. In the east, they crossed the railway bridge in force, in the west they crossed the river by boats to capture the sugar refinery of Eppeville. First driven back from their positions, the Alpine soldiers of 140th and 141st Alpine Infantry Regiment counter-attacked with the support of some old FT-17 light tanks. They repulsed the enemy and took several prisoners. At the end of the day, the sugar refinery was recaptured by the French.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

Conditions of Victory:
7 medals.
The Moulin St Martin is a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.
The two hexes of the sugar refinery form a Temporary Majority Medal Objective worth one Medal for whoever controls the refinery.
So the Allied player begins the game with one medal in his victory path.

Special Rules:
- Use "French Army" rules (Nations 7) to all Allied infantry units.
- Use "Smoke Screen" rules (Actions 21) to the Axis player.
- Use "Collapsible Rafts & Boats" rules (Actions 5) to the five German units with a battle star.
- Use "Blitz" rules (Actions 15).
- "Air Power" card is removed of the game before to play.

Scenario Bibliography:
- La Seconde guerre mondiale dans les Hautes Alpes et l'Ubaye - Henri Béraud.
- Historique du 141e RIA - page Internet.

Scenario played on the 4th tournament of Picardie ay Ravenel on the 12th of September 2015.

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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