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[Germany] Crossing the Rhine - March 31, 1945 - April 02, 1945

Crossing under fire.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/11/2016
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x8 x12 x10 x12
    first You play first

Historical Background:
March 1945, French General de Lattre de Tassigny had the order to cross the Rhine with the 1st French Army in order to capture later Karlsruhe and Stuttgart. On the 31st of March in the morning, 3rd RTA crossed the Rhine from Spire. In the south, at Germersheim, the 4th RTM and 151th Infantry Regiment crossed the river too under the fire of some German bunkers. And finally, on the 2nd of April at Leimersheim, the 21st RIC crossed the Rhine at its turn, as a vanguard of the 9th Division. In spite of the fierce resistance of German troops of the 16, 47 and 257.Volksgrenadier Division, the crossings were successful and the French gained several bridge heads on the opposite bank. After that, some pontoon bridges were built which allowed the crossing of tanks and artillery for the exploitation of the breakthrough. With the capture of Karlsruhe, the German campaign was on the good way.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

Conditions of Victory:
12 medals.
Philippsburg and the church of Karlsruhe are each a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "French Army" rules (Nations 7) to all French infantry units.
- Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 4 - Special Weapon Assets >1942) are in effect for the Axis infantry units equipped with mortars (SWAs 6) or machine-guns (SWAs 7).
- The Rhine is fordable (Terrains 41) only for infantry units.
- The Allied player can place up to two pontoon bridges on the Rhine as soon as an Allied unit is on the enemy bank of the river. Use "Pontoon Bridge" rules (Terrains 33).
- Use "Tank Destroyers" rules (Troops 24) to all French tank units.
- Use "Night Attacks" rules (Actions 19).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine "Troupes d'élite", tome 10 - Ils ont traversé le Rhin.

Remember, see the memorials of the French crossing at Spire, Germersheim and Leimersheim.

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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