[France 1940] Battle on the Weygand line (1) - June 05, 1940 - June 06, 1940

Unternehmen Fall Rot - 41st Infantry Regiment at Soyecourt.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 10/24/2016
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x7 x6 x7
first You play first    

Historical Background:
In early June 1940, General Weygand, new French army commander ordered to hold the front line on the Somme river to the remaining units of the French Army Group n°3. This Weygand line was made by strong points on each village and each wood defended by infantry and artillery units. The aim of the defense was to separate German tanks which attacked in the first wave from the German infantry which arrived in the second wave, in this way it could be easy to counter-attack and to destroy the German tanks. This tactic was effective, the French troops fought bravely and inflicted heavy losses to the enemy. On the 5th and 6th June at Foucaucourt and Soyecourt, Infantrymen of the 41st Infantry Regiment stopped the German advance in spite of their numerical inferiority. The problem was the lack of French tanks to counter-attack the German panzers, so it means that the strong points were finally overwhelmed one by one.
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] : 6 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
7 medals.
For the Axis player, use the "Exit" token rules (Action 23) to the road hexagon marked "vers Paris".

Special Rules:
- Use "French Army" rules (Nations 7) to all Allied infantry units.
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troops 2) to the French infantry unit in Vermandovillers. This unit is the recce group of the division (GRD 21).
- Use "Big Guns" rules (Troops 3) to the French artillery unit.
- Use "Special Weapon Asset" rules (SWA 1 & 2) to the two French infantry units with anti-tank badge. These units are equipped with 25mm anti-tank guns.
- Use "Blitz" rules (Actions 15).
- "Air Power" card is removed of the game before to play.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Militaria Magazine hors-série n°98 - Tonnerre sur la Ligne Weygand.
- 41emeri.eklablog.

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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