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[France 1940] Defense of Spycker - May 30, 1940 - June 02, 1940

Sacrificed troops at Dunkirk.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 06/26/2019
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
The village of Spycker is situated in a land corridor between the canal of Mordyck and the canal of Haute-Colme. This corridor was a direct entry in the defensive perimeter of Dunkirk. In late May 1940, Spycker was held by the 1st Battalion of 225th Infantry Regiment (68th French Infantry Division). Under the command of Major Noailles, the battalion was entrenched on the outskirts of the village and in the farm Lelieur at the crossroads of Broukerque and Grande Synthe. Arriving from Broukerque and Afgand castle, the Germans attacked on May 30 and were pushed back with heavy losses. During three days, the French infantrymen of the 225th resisted to continuous bombings of the Luftwaffe, artillery shelling and several attacks from infantry and tanks. On June 2, after a heavy artillery shelling, the Germans finally captured Spycker. In the night of 3-4, the remaining French infantrymen withdrew to Dunkirk in order to embark. But it was too late: all the boats had left. They were the sacrificed troops of Dunkirk.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

- Axis Player [Germany]
Take 6 Command cards. You move first.

- Allied Player [France]
Take 5 Command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
The church of Spycker is a Temporary Medal Objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- French Army Command rules (Nations 7 - French Army) are in effect.
- Special Weapon Assets rules (SWAs 1) are in effect for units equipped with anti-tank weapons (SWAs 2) or mortars (SWAs 3).
- New Flight Plan: the starting number of Air Combat cards is amended for this scenario (Axis : 3 Air Combat cards; Allies : 1 Air Combat card).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine Batailles n°26 - Article sur le circuit de la poche de Dunkerque.

Remember, see the memorial to the 225 Infantry Regiment at Spycker.

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