[Belgium] Battle of Louvain - May 14, 1940 - May 16, 1940

Unternehmen Fall Gelb - British and Belgian defense.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 04/13/2020
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x7 x6 x7
first You play first    

Historical Background:
When the Germans attacked in the West on the 10th of May 1940, the Allies applied Dyle plan and the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) took positions on the banks of the Dyle River between the cities of Wavre and Louvain. The 3rd Infantry Division under the command of Major-General B. Montgomery was on the first line at Louvain in close contact with the Belgian army. From the 14th of May, German soldiers of the 19.ID attacked in the area of Louvain station but were contained by British and Belgian units (4th Chasseurs). On the evening of the 16th May, following the orders of Lord Gort commander of the BEF, the 3rd Infantry Division began to withdraw on a new defensive position on the Escaut River.
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 [United Kingdom/Belgium] : 6 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
7 medals.

Special Rules:
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5) to British units only.
- Use "Forward Spotting" rules (Action 4) to all Allied infantry units placed in the factory.
- Use "Blitz" rules (Actions 15).
- Remove the "Air Power" card before to begin the game.
- Urban combat rules are optional if you have the battle map "Sword of Stalingrad".

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine Grandes Batailles - La British Expeditionary Force.

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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