[France 1940] The bridge of the red mill - May 28, 1940 - May 29, 1940

Unternehmen Fall Gelb - Attack of the 24 RTT.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 11/05/2020
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x5 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
From Hautbourdin, the 5th DINA (5th North African Infantry Division) had to attack towards Santes on the 28th of May in the evening. At 20h30, the 2nd Battalion of the 24th RTT (2/24 RTT) attack on the bridge of the red mill with the support of some tanks. But the Germans had mined the bridge and defended it strongly. The first French tank was damaged by a mine and blocked the way (It was the same on a bridge at Sequedin). Under the heavy enemy fire, the riflemen couldn't cross the bridge. Another attempt by the railroad bridge was unsuccessful too. On the 29th in the morning, a new French attack and the 7th Company under the command of Captain Le Morillon crossed the bridge in spite of very heavy losses ( the captain was wounded four times in this fighting). Surrounded by the enemy superior in number, the remnant of the 7th coy withdrew under the enemy fire and came back to Hautbourdin. At that time no more breakthrough was possible, the fate of the French units in Lille was written : Death or surrender.
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:
6 medals.
For the Allied player, use the "Exit" token rules (Actions 23) to the whole portion of the Axis hexside.

Special Rules:
- Use "French Infantry" rules (Nations 7) to all Allied infantry units.
- The Axis player lays out the minefields (Terrains 29).
- Use "Blitz" rules (Action 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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