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[France 1940] Roadblock at La Fouillouse - June 23, 1940

Unternehmen Fall Rot - Fighting to the end.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 03/02/2023
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
After the crossing of Clermont Ferrand as open city, the SS Regiment Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler continued its advance toward Saint-Etienne, with its motorcycle company in the lead. Just before the village of La Fouillouse, They were stopped by a roadblock and under the fire of French soldiers entrenched around the roadblock. The French soldiers were supported by some tanks of armored group Pagesy which counter-attacked the Germans. The motorcycles company (under the command of the famous "Panzer Meyer") was repelled and one German antitank gun was destroyed. But the fire of a field gun battery and the arrival of a SS infantry company forced the tanks to withdraw and the resistance around the roadblock was finally reduced. For the SS Leibstandarte, it was the last battle of the French campaigh.
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.

Special Rules:
- Use "French Army Command" rules (Nations 7).
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troops 2) to the three Axis infantry units on the road, these are motorcycles company.
- Special Weapon Assets rules (SWAs 1) are in effect for the unit equipped with anti-tank weapons (SWAs 2).
- Use "Blitz" rules (Actions 15).
- "Air Power" card is removed of the game before to play.

Scenario Bibliography:
- "La fin de la campagne de France" - Gilles Ragache.
- "SS en France, mai-juin 1940" - Jean Mabire.
- "Soldats du Reich" - Kurt Meyer.

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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