[France 1940] Faubourg des Postes - May 29, 1940

Unternehmen Fall Gelb - Surrender of the 15 Motorized Infantry Division.
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 29th of May, German troops attacked the last French units in Lille, in fact the 15th Motorized Infantry Division under the command of General Juin and entrenched in the "Faubourg des Postes". The night before, German troops captured the "Faubourg d'Arras", defended by the 134th Infantry Regiment. The 15th Division fought all the day until 18h45 when the artillery of the division announced that it had no more shells for its guns and the same for the infantry regiments, no more ammunition. At that time, General Juin ordered to cease fire and to surrender to all units under his command.
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.

Special Rules:
- Use "French Infantry" rules (Nations 7) to all Allied infantry units.
- Special Weapon Asset Rules (SWAs 1) are in effect for the two units equipped with anti-tank weapons (SWAs 2).
- Use "Blitz" rules (Actions 15).
- 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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