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[Resistance] Battle of La Parade - May 28, 1944

Maquis Bir Hakeim.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 07/15/2011
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x7 x5 x7
first You play first    

Historical Background:
In the end of May 1944, maquis Bir Hakeim, under the command of Major Barot, was in Causse méjean, an isolated area in Lozere, center of France. Betrayed to the German occupation troops, the maquis was quickly surrounded in La Parade and La Borie villages by Armenian troops of Ost Legion. On the 28th of May, Ost Legion attacked with the support fire of mortars. French partisans resisted well to the attack but gradually they were overwhelmed. Captain Brun with some survivors tried to break the surrounding : only two men succeeded to escape. 33 men were killed in action and 27 prisoners taken by the Ost Legion where shot the day after at Tourotte pass : the maquis Bir Hakeim was decimated. But this Resistance group revived and participated to the last combat of WW2 as part of the 1st French Army in Alsace and then in Austria.
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:
Axis player : 7 medals including the medal token. Château Lapeyre is a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.
Allied player : 6 medals. Use the "Exit" token rules in the hex "Bois du Bedos".

Special Rules:
- Use "Special Weapon Asset" and "Mortar late war" rules (SWAs 1 & 6) to the Axis unit with badge.
- All Allied units are "Maquis", use "French Resistance" rules (Nation 1).
- "Air Power", "Artillery Bombard" and "Barrage" cards are not used by the Allied player, take another card from the pile

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine Les dossiers de la 2ème Guerre mondiale n°9 - Le maquis Bir Hakeim.

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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