[France 1940] Mont-de-Soissons Farm - June 08, 1940

Unternehmen Fall Rot - Attack of the French mountain troops.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 01/29/2020
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x7 x5 x7
    first You play first

Historical Background:
In early June 1940, the 27th Alpine Infantry Division fought on the Somme River and Aisne River. On the 8th of June, the 28th BCA (Alpine Infantry Battalion), with the 11th BCA on its left, was ordered to retake the Mont-de-Soissons farm, occupied by German troops of the Infanterie Regiment 13 (25.ID). With the support of some ACG1 Renault light tanks (AMC 35), the Alpine infantrymen attacked with bayonets in open field. They suffered heavy losses before to reach the farm and to fight in close combat. Four tanks were destroyed by enemy antitank guns and a strong German counter-attack recaptured finally the farm. For the French Alpine troops, the only bravery was not enough to win the enemy superior in number.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Germany] : 6 command cards.
Allied player [France] : 5 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
7 medals.
The two hexes of Mont-de-Soissons farm form a Temporary Majority Medal Objective worth 1 medal for whoever controls the farm.
So the Axis player begins the game with one medal in his victory path.

Special Rules:
- Use "French Infantry" rules (Nations 7) to all Allied infantry units.
- Special Weapon Asset Rules (SWAs 1) are in effect for units equipped with anti-tank weapons (SWAs 2) or mortars (SWAs 3).
- Use "Blitz" rules (Actions 15).
- Remove the "Air Power" card before to begin the game.
- If you have the expansion "New Flight Plan", forget the "Blitz" rules and use the fighter and the fighter-bomber for the German player and only the fighter for the French player.

Scenario Bibliography:
- " La seconde guerre mondiale dans les Hautes Alpes et l'Ubaye" - Henri Béraud.

Official scenario of FFM44. Played during the tournament in Le Mans (La Chapelle Saint Aubin) on the 26th of January 2020.

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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