Stonne : French counter-attack - May 16, 1940

Unternehmen Fall Gelb - Attack of B1 Bis heavy tanks.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 04/30/2017
Axis Player: Allied Player:
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Historical Background:
After the fierce battle of the 15th of May, the struggle for the village of Stonne continued on the 16th. Following an heavy shelling by the French artillery, the 3rd battalion of 51st Infantry Regiment and three companies of B1 Bis heavy tanks of the 41st and 45th Tank Battalions attacked the village occupied by infantrymen of the GrossDeutschland Regiment and tanks of the 10.Panzer Division. The Germans were driven out once again from the ruins of the village. French Captain Billotte with his tank "l'Eure" made one of the best feat of arms of this campaign : advancing in the main street along a column of German tanks, he destroyed all of them one by one (Michael Wittmann made the same exploit in June 1944 at Villers Bocage against the 7th British Armored Division "The Desert Rats", with more publicity). After this battle, the French tanks had to leave the battlefield for refuelling, the Germans took advantage of that to recapture the village.
The stage is set, the battle line are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
The church of Stonne is a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "French Army" rules (Nations 7) to all Allied infantry units.
- Use "Elite Tanks" rules (Troop 2) to the four French armored units. Badges are not required.
- Use "Special Weapon Asset" rules (SWA 1 & 2) to the three German infantry units with anti-tank badge.
- Use "Blitz" rules (Actions 15).
- "Air Power" card is removed of the game before to play.

Scenario Bibliography:
- "La bataille de France jour après jour" - Dominique Lormier.

Remember : see the B1 Bis heavy tank and the anti-tank gun displayed near the church of Stonne.

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