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[Ardennes 1940] Bodange [FFM44] - May 10, 1940

Unternehmen Fall Gelb - Resistance of Green Berets.
Western Front By: FFM44 - Last update: 02/23/2018
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
After they had crossed the Belgian border, German units of the 1st and 2nd Panzer Divisions ran up against the defensive positions of the 1st Division of Chasseurs Ardennais. Commandant Bricart's 5th Company was ordered to resist at all costs and cover the withdrawal of its regiment. In Bodange, Wissembach and Strainchamps, platoons of the Chasseurs Ardennais managed to temporarily resist the German attacks. However, they were soon outflanked on the left when Strainchamps fell and the 5th Company was forced to retreat behind the crest. The 2nd platoon was left behind in a sacrifice mission to hold Bodange. The Chasseurs Ardennais bravely resisted until late afternoon. Finally, surrounded and out of ammunition, the few survivors had no choice but to surrender. Still, they had managed to stop the Panzers for a day.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.
This scenario has been created by jdrommel.

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

Conditions of Victory:
6 médals.
Any German unit succeeding in exiting the map through the hex with the 'exit' badge is one permanent victory medal for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Blitz" rules (Action 15).
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troop 2) for Belgian infantry. Badges are not required.
- Cointet-elements are anti-tank obstacles, Use "Hedgehogs" rules (Terrain 5).
- The anti-tank obstacle on the trench (Terrain 51) is a roadblocks build there by the Chasseurs Ardennais.
- The two fords are in fact fordable rivers (Terrain 61).
- The cemetery has no special effect. But, it is partially surrounded by a wall (Terrain 12 "Sea Wall").

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine "Troupe d'élite" - La marche des Chasseurs Ardennais - Ed. Atlas.
- 39-45 Magazine n°60 - La Belgique en guerre.

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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