[France 1940] Surrounded in Lille - May 27, 1940 - May 28, 1940

Unternehmen Fall Gelb - The Germans close the trap.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 11/05/2020
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x7 x5 x7
    first You play first

Historical Background:
French General Blanchard, commander of the 1st Army who was fighting in the area of Lille, had ordered the withdrawal of his troops towards the Lys River during the night 27th to 28th of May. But in the same time, the German tanks of General Rommel succeeded to cross the canal at La Bassée and were advancing to the North. The French troops advancing to the North-West found their way cut by the panzers. The only 3rd Army Corps crossed the Deûle River before the arrival of German troops. Most of units of the 4th and 5th Army Corps were blocked on the river and trapped in the suburbs of Lille after an exhausting walk and a night battle against the enemy tanks.
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.
Exit markers are in effect on the portion of the Axis baseline in between the 2 Exit markers, for the Allied forces.

Special Rules:
- Use "French Infantry" rules (Nations 7) to all Allied infantry units.
- Use "Blitz" rules (Actions 15).
- Use "Night Attacks" rules (Actions 19).
- Remove the "Air Power" card before to begin the game.

Scenario Bibliography:
- "La bataille de Lille, 1940" - Yves Buffetaut.

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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