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[France 1940] Battle of Attichy - June 09, 1940

Unternehmen Fall Rot - Crossing the river Aisne.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/23/2020
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x7 x5 x7
first You play first    

Historical Background:
On the 8th of June 1940, the German 98.Infanterie Division reached Attichy, north of the river Aisne. The French soldiers of the 170th Infantry Regiment who defended the river blown the bridge just before the Germans crossed it. On the morning of the 9th June, the soldiers of IR 289 crossed the river with rubber boats. The French machine-guns and artillery made a lot of losses in the enemy ranks. But during the day, with the air support of the Luftwaffe, the German infantry could establish a bridge-head on the south bank of the river and quickly built a pontoon bridge. The day after, 10th of June, despite the valorous defense of the 170th Infantry Regiment, the enemy advance could continue towards Paris.
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:
7 medals.
Blowing the bridge is a permanent medal objective for the Allied player.
Exit markers are in effect on the whole Allied baseline, for the Axis forces (Action 23).

Special Rules:
- Use "French Infantry" rules (Nations 7) to all Allied infantry units.
- Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 1) are in effect for the Allied units equipped with machine guns (SWAs 8).
- Use "Blowing up a bridge" rules (Actions 2) Option 1, for the Allied player.
- Use "Collapsibles rafts & boats" rules (Actions 5) for all German infantry units.
- Use "Blitz" rules (Actions 15).
- Use "Pontoon Bridge" rules (Terrains 33). This only bridge could be placed once a German unit had landed on the other bank of the river Aisne.
- Remove the "Air Power" card before to begin the game.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Historique du 170e RI.

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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