[France 1940] Battle of Franleu - June 05, 1940

Unternehmen Fall Rot - The 7th Argyll & Sutherland Highlander surrounded.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/23/2019
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
On the 5th of June 1940 began the German operation "Fall Rot", a general offensive on the Somme and Aisne rivers to finish a French army weakened after the terrible campaign of May. Always in the area in front of Abbeville and Saint Valéry-sur-Somme, the Scottish soldiers of the 51st Highland Division were attacked by enemies forces superior in number. The 7th Argyll & Sutherland Highlander had its battalion HQ at Franleu and the village was quickly surrounded by the enemy. With only one mortar and some BREN light machine-guns, the Scottish soldiers made a fierce resistance against the Germans. Then, because of more and more casualties, the colonel commander of the battalion led the last soldiers to a farm from where they succeeded to break the surroundings and to join the rest of the 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 [United Kingdom] : 5 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
The church of Franleu is a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.
For the Allied player, exit marker is in effect on the hexagon with this marker (Action 23).

Special Rules:
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5) to all Allied units.
- Special Weapon Asset Rules (SWAs 1) are in effect for units equipped with mortars (SWAs 3).
- Use "Blitz" rules (Actions 15).
- Remove the "Air Power" card before to begin the game.

Scenario Bibliography:
-"La 51e (Highland Division)" - Eric Linklater.

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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