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[Resistance] Battle of the Viombois farm - September 04, 1944

The German attack.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/22/2018
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
In late August 1944, after the breakthrough in Normandy, Allied troops advanced to the east of France. In the Vosges mountains occupied by the enemy, the French Resistance began to enter in action in spite of the lack of weapons. The GMA-Vosges (Groupement Mobile Alsace - Vosges) was a group of French Resistance of about 830 men but only 150 were armed. On the 4th of September, German troops attacked the Viombois farm. The French Resistance repelled several assaults in the afternoon and then withdraw successfully in the evening to the farm "la Barraque". During the battle, the French lost 57 KIA and the Germans 134 KIA and 182 wounded, but the reprisals were terrible for the local population just some days before the liberation of the area by the Allies.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Germany] : 5 command cards, you move first.
Allied player [French Resistance] : 5 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
The Viombois farm is a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "French Resistance" rules (Nations 1). Badges are not required.

Scenario Bibliography:
- 39/45 Magazine n°124 - La bataille de la ferme de Viombois.
Remember, see the memorial and the ruins of the Viombois farm near the city of Baccarat.

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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