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

Unternehmen Fall Rot - The 19th Infantry Division in the Somme front.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 10/24/2016
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x10 x12 x8 x12
first You play first    

Historical Background:
Santerre is a part of the Somme area known by heavy battles of the First World War, in June 1940 it was once again the theater of fierce combats. According the orders of general Weygand to defend the Somme front, the 19th French Infantry Division entrenched in all villages and woods, the 41st Infantry Regiment in the area of Foucaucourt-Soyecourt and the 22nd RMVE (Marching Regiment of Foreign Volunteers) around Marchelepot. The German attack began on the 5th of June, operation "Fall Rot", but this time French soldiers had no more fear of the stukas and panzers. They returned blow for blow and inflicted heavy losses to German soldiers surprised by such a resistance. The heroism of French troops was not enough to compensate the numerical and equipment inferiority. The lack of French tanks in the area to counter-attack was the cause of the defeat, the French strong points, once isolated, were reduced one after the other. After the thin Weygand line broken, the battle of France was definitively lost. There were still three weeks of combat for the honor in an unequal struggle.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Germany] : 10 command cards, you move first.
Allied player [France] : 8 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
14 medals.
The church of Marchelepot is a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.
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 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 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.
- Militaria Magazine hors-série n°98 - Tonnerre sur la Ligne Weygand.
- Plusieurs forums à propos du 22e RMVE sur Internet.
- 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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