[France 1940] Battle on the Weygand line (2) - June 05, 1940 - June 06, 1940

Unternehmen Fall Rot - 22nd RMVE at Marchelepot.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 10/24/2016
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x7 x6 x7
first You play first    

Historical Background:
The 22nd Marching Regiment of Foreign Volunteers, was made with former Spanish republicans and Jews from Central Europe countries. It was called "regiment ficelle" because most of the soldiers had bad equipment. This regiment was attached to the 19th Infantry Division and defended the area of Marchelepot on the Weygand line when began the German offensive "Fall Rot". Divided in several strong points in villages and woods, the 22nd RMVE stopped the enemy during two days, inflicting heavy losses. Then while the German tanks broke the lines and attacked in the rear, the French strong points were isolated and destroyed one after the other. The last defenders of Marchelepot were entrenched in the church and in a farmyard, they surrendered only when they were out of ammo.
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.
The church of Marchelepot is a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "French Army" rules (Nations 7) to all Allied infantry units.
- Use "Special Weapon Asset" rules (SWA 1 & 2) to the two French infantry units which are equipped with 25mm anti-tank guns.
- Use "Blitz" rules (Actions 15).
- The French player lays out the minefields (Terrains 29).
- "Air Power" card is removed of the game before to play.

Scenario Bibliography:
- "Tous des Lions" - Dominique Lormier.
- Several internet articles on the 22nd RMVE.

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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