[2ème DB] Battle of Dompaire - September 12, 1944 - September 13, 1944

Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/16/2010
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x7 x6 x7
    first You play first

Historical Background:
After the Liberation of Paris, the 2nd French Armored Division of General Leclerc, attached to the 3rd US Army, moved quickly to the Moselle. On the 12th of September, Combat Team "Langlade" had liberate Vittel and was moving near Dompaire. In this city, the French division collided with the new created 112.Panzer Brigade, equipped with brand new Panther tanks. With the help of a consistent air support, "Leclerc 's Division" had seized Dompaire in spite of a counter- attack driven by a battalion of Panzer IV tanks arrived from Darney to help the "Panthers" battalion. At the end of 13th of September, 112.Panzer Brigade, with 63 tanks destroyed, withdraw to Epinal before disappearing definitively from the German order of battle.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Allied player [France] : 6 command cards, you move first.
Axis player [Germany] : 6 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
7 medals.

Special Rules:
- Use "Air Strike" rules for the Allied player (Action 3).
- The "Air Power" card is not allowed to the Axis player. Discard it and take another in the pile.
- Germans tanks units with 4 figures represent the "Panthers" battalion of the Panzer Brigade. Use "Elite Armor" rules (Troop 2).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine Historama - Leclerc et la 2ème DB.
- "La 2ème DB" - E. Bergot.
- "La 2ème DB en France, combats et combattants" - Ed. AMG - 1945.

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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