[France 1940] Battle of Biville-la-Baignarde - June 10, 1940

Unternehmen Fall Rot - To die for the country at Biville.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 11/07/2021
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x5 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
On the 10th of June 1940, the 9th French Army Corps of General Ihler was withdrawing from the Bresle River to the Seine River, but the German armoured divisions were faster and outflanked it on the east. Then the 5.Panzer Division went back to the west to surround the French troops, in particular the 40th Infantry Division who had to cross the road Dieppe-Tôtes at Biville-la-Baignarde. To cover the retreat of the division, the 53rd Battalion of Alpine Light Infantry was ordered to entrench in the village and to defend it. In the afternoon, the French units arriving near Biville were spotted in the open field by German tanks which burst in the area. The French soldiers had to cross Biville under the fire of the tanks and reach Beaumont to continue the retreat toward Rouen. This battle was deadly to some battalions already decimated by previous fighting 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 5 Command cards.
- Allied Player [France] : Take 5 Command cards. You move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
Exit markers (Actions 23) are in effect on the central portion of the Axis baseline for the Allied forces, except the two units with SWAs.

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) and machine-guns (SWAs 8).
- Use "Blitz" rules (Actions 15).
- "Air Power" card is removed of the game before to play.

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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