[France 1940] Hill 304 - June 14, 1940

Unternehmen Fall Rot - Counter-attacks of the 23rd Colonial Regiment.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 05/30/2019
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x7 x5 x7
first You play first    

Historical Background:
On the 13th of June 1940, the 23rd Colonial Regiment (3rd Colonial Division) was ordered to defend Hill 304, the glorious battlefield of World War One. In the early morning of 14th June, the enemy infantry was seen in the gully between Hill 304 and the Mort-Homme, and some German tanks crossed the bridge at Bethincourt. At 06h30, Hill 304 was in German hands. A counter-attack of the 23rd Colonial Regiment with the support of tanks retook Hill 304 at 08h00. The Germans made a second attack at 10h00 and took again the hill. Another French counter-attack repelled the Germans. A third enemy attack occurred in the afternoon followed by a new French counter-attack. At the end of the day Hill 304 was always in French hands, but at that time the 23rd Colonial Regiment received the order to leave Hill 304 and to withdraw on a new defense line at Bois-Bourrus.
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:
7 medals.
Hill 304 and Esnes-en-Argonne are each a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "French Infantry" rules (Nations 7) to all Allied infantry units.
- the "Ruisseau des Forges" is crossable (Terrains 61) only for infantry units.
- Use "Blitz" rules (Actions 15).
- Remove the "Air Power" card before to begin the game.

Scenario Bibliography:
- "1940, les troupes coloniales dans la bataille de France" - Paul Gaujac.
- Carte IGN 1:25 000 - ForĂȘts de Verdun et du Mort Homme - Champ de bataille de Verdun.

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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