[France 1940] The 1st Colonial Division under fire - May 15, 1940

Unternehmen Fall Gelb - Counter-attack on the Meuse river.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/22/2018
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x7 x6 x7
first You play first    

Historical Background:
Stationed near Stenay in the early May 1940 as a reserve force of the 2nd Army, the 1st Colonial Division (1 DIC) was ordered, in the evening of the 13th of May, to counter-attack the German infiltration in the area South-East of Sedan. The march to the front was under the air bombing of the "Stukas" and in the "fog of war" due to the German breakthrough on the Meuse river. On the 15th of May, the 3rd Colonial Regiment (3 RIC) made its counter-attack towards the villages of Pourron and Mouzon. In the same time, the German "GrossDeutschland" Regiment attacked with the support of tanks the positions of the 12th Zouaves on the right flank of the Colonial Division. Although their objectives were reached, the colonial soldiers had to withdraw because of the German advance on their right flank threatened the HQ of the 12th Zouaves at the Harnoterie farm. This was the first battle of the 1st Colonial Division.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

Conditions of Victory:
7 medals.
Harnoterie farm is a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.
Autrecourt village is a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "French Infantry" rules (Nations 7) to all Allied infantry units.
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troops 2) to the Allied infantry unit with badge. It's 71th GRD, a motorized reconnaissance unit.
- Use "Blitz" rules (Actions 15).
- Remove the "Air Power" card before to begin the game.

Scenario Bibliography:
-"Des coloniaux au combat"- La 1e division d'infanterie coloniale, 1939 -1940.

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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