[Norway] Narvik - May 28, 1940 - May 29, 1940

Unternehmen Weserübung - Ephemeral victory.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 03/10/2023
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
Allied troops (France, United Kingdom, Poland and Norway) engaged in the Narvik area, had to give a last effort to seize the harbor of Narvik, terminal point of the famous "Iron road" from the bordering Sweden. This was the second Allied landing under fire of the Second World War. This landing, made by soldiers of the French 13th DBLE (Foreign Legion), some Norwegian troops and only two light tanks, was supported by the fire of HMS Cairo. French troops had to seize the railway which was the German defense line with tunnels converted in bunkers and hold by a mix of German paratroopers, mountain troops and disembarked sailors. After a fierce combat and an unsuccessful German counter-attack, the French troops entered in Narvik. Mission complete... for nothing : the same day , they received the order to re-embark to come back in France where the defeat is already played.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Germany] : 4 command cards.
Allied player [France] : 6 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
Axis player : 6 medals.
Allied player : 6 medals and at least 2 medals tokens.

Special Rules:
- Use "French Army Command" rules (Nations 7) to Allied infantry units except to the three Norwegian units.
- The 2 railways bridges represent tunnels. Use "Field Bunkers" rules, combat and movement are only possible in the direction of the railway.
- Units in the last row of the sea, near the edge of the board represent the second assault wave. They can't move before the third turn.
- "Le promontoire" is inaccessible from the beach hex.
- Use "Destroyer" rules (Troops 12) to HMS Cairo.
- The French armored unit has only 2 figures.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine Troupes d'élite - "Les légionnaires au nord du cercle polaire".
- "Narvik" - M. J. Torris.
Remember, see the military cemetery in Narvik (French, British, Polish, Norwegians and Germans)

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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