[France 1940] Defense of Bezencourt - June 06, 1940

Unternehmen Fall Rot - The battle of the 67th Alpine Battalion.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 06/05/2021
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
The soldiers of the 67th Alpine Battalion (40th Infantry Division) were ordered on the 5th of June 1940 to defend strong points in Bezencourt and Guibermesnil against the German offensive coming from the Somme river. Three companies were entrenched in the two villages and in the wood in the middle of the defense area. From the morning of the 6th June, contact was made with the enemy and the German artillery fired on French positions. The enemy infantry attack was made in the afternoon, but the French resisted in their positions. With the night, the Germans stopped their attack and at 21h30, the French battalion received the order to withdraw on the Bresle river.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

- Axis Player [Germany] : Take 6 Command cards. You move first.
- Allied Player [France] : Take 5 Command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
The castle of Bezencourt is a Temporary Medal Objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "French Army Command" rules (Nations 7).
- Special Weapon Assets rules (SWAs 1) are in effect for units equipped with anti-tank weapons (SWAs 2) , mortars (SWAs 3) and machine-guns (SWAs 8).
- "Air Power" card is removed of the game before to play. No Air rules used because the battle was in the evening.

Scenario Bibliography:
- "Les soldats de 40 dans la première bataille de Normandie" - R.G. Nobécourt.
- Satellite photography of the area.

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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