[France 1940] The battle of the Liger stream - June 08, 1940

Unternehmen Fall Rot - The "Blue Division fight in Normandy.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/22/2021
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x10 x12 x10 x12
first You play first    

Historical Background:
On the 6th June 1940, the battalions of Alpine Light Infantry of the 40th Infantry Division, the "Blue Division", had made strong points south of the Liger stream. On the 7th June, the Germans had attacked on the east flank of the division and captured Bezencourt in spite of the defense of the 67th Battalion. On the 8th June, the German 32.Infanterie Division attacked on the whole line of the Liger. German grenadiers, supported by several artillery batteries, some armored cars and the "Stuka" dive bombers, crossed the stream and infiltrated between the French strong points. After a hard day of battle, the French received the order to retreat on the Bresle River line. The break off was not easy for the fighting units, some companies had to charge with bayonets to extricate from the surrounding.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

- Axis Player [Germany] : Take 10 Command cards. You move first.
- Allied Player [France] : Take 10 Command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
12 medals.
The castle of Neuville-Coppegueule and the village of La Boissiere are each a Temporary Medal Objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "French Army Command" rules (Nations 7).
- Use "Fordable streams" rules for the Liger stream (Terrains 61).
- 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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