[France 1940] A German General captured - May 28, 1940 - May 29, 1940

Unternehmen Fall Gelb - Symbolic but temporary success.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 11/05/2020
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
On the 28th of May, French Lieutenant Sanglerat, commander of the 2nd Company of the 38th Infantry Regiment (25th Motorized Infantry Division) defended a major crossroads in the city center of Lille with the support of a machine-guns platoon and some anti-tank guns. At 16h00, a staff car arrive on the crossroads and was destroyed by the French fire. A German officer was made prisoner : General Kühne, commander of the 253.ID. He wore the orders of the main German attack planned on the 29th of May. Lieutenant Sanglerat locked up the general in his command post and sent the German orders to his hierarchy. On the crossroads, the situation was worse and worse. Some German tanks were destroyed by the French anti-tank guns but the Germans used self-propelled artillery (SiG 33) which destroyed all French resistance point. Some hours after his capture, General Kühne was relieved by German troops.
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 [France] : 5 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals for the French players.
6 medals including the battle star for the German player.

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 machine-guns (SWAs 8).
- Use "Freeing Prisoners" rules (Actions 7) with the battle star.
- Use "Blitz" rules (Actions 15).
- Use "Mobile Artillery" rules (Troops 14) to the German artillery battery.
- Remove the "Air Power" card before to begin the game.
-"Urban Combat Cards" rules are optional if you have the battlemap "Sword of Stalingrad".

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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