[France 1940] Bourmont, the last battle - June 18, 1940 - June 19, 1940

Unternehmen Fall Rot - Heroic Senegalese battalion.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/22/2018
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
After the battle in the area of Combles-en Barrois, the 1st Colonial Division withdrew on the Meuse river near Bazoilles and Bourmont. At that time, after a month of continuous fighting, units were at the minimum strength. At Bourmont, the 1st Battalion of the 14th Senegalese Regiment wrote a glorious page in the history of the division by fighting to the end to defend the crossing of the Meuse river. From the 18th to the 19th of June, the Senegalese soldiers under the command of Major Voillemin fought fiercely in the village according the motto of the Regiment : "J'y suis, j'y reste" (I am here and I stay here). Surrounded by superior forces and with no hope to be relieved, they fought until the end of ammunition, inflicting severe losses to the enemy.
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] : 5 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
The church of Bourmont-haut is a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "French Infantry" rules (Nations 7) to all Allied infantry units.
- Use "Fords and Fordable rivers" rules (Terrain 41) only for the ford hexagon.
- 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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