[Resistance] Battle of Crux la ville - August 12, 1944 - August 17, 1944

Maquis Mariaux.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 01/11/2010
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x5 x5 x5
first You play first    

Historical Background:
12th of August 1944 - Crux la ville.
In August 1944, the Morvan mountain was the place of several "Maquis" (French Resistance groups) which harassed the German troops, by numerous ambushes on the roads. German command decided to destroy definitively the French Resistance groups situated in the wooden heights of Crux la ville. From 12th to 15th of August, German troops attacked Maquis Mariaux and Maquis Julien, entrenched in the forest. On the afternoon of 15th, French Resistance decided to break the surrounding to escape to a certain death. The breakthrough occurred in the night 15th to 16th of August and the rescue was made by Maquis Daniel and particularly Company André. On the 17th of August, survivors of Maquis Mariaux were saved.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Germany] : 5 command cards, you move first.
Allied player [French Resistance] : 5 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
5 medals.

Special Rules:
- Use "French Resistance" rules for all Allied units (Nation 1). Badges are not required.
- "Barrage" card is not allowed to the Allied player. Discard it and take another.

Scenario Bibliography:
- "La bataille de Crux la ville 12-17 août 1944" (récits des souvenirs des résistants du Morvan).
- Atlas routier Michelin 1/200000 - région de Nevers.

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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