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Bodange - May 10, 1940

Unternehmen Fall Gelb - Unternehmen Fall Gelb
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 04/07/2009
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x5 x4 x5
first You play first    
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Historical Background:
After they had crossed the Belgian border, German units of the 1st and 2nd Panzer Divisions ran up against the defensive positions of the 1st Division of Chasseurs Ardennais. Commandant Bricart's 5th Company was ordered to resist at all costs and cover the withdrawal of its regiment. In Bodange, Wissembach and Strainchamps, platoons of the Chasseurs Ardennais managed to temporarily resist the German attacks. However, they were soon outflanked on the left when Strainchamps fell and the 5th Company was forced to retreat behind the crest. The 2nd platoon was left behind in a sacrifice mission to hold Bodange. The Chasseurs Ardennais bravely resisted until late afternoon. Finally, surrounded and out of ammunition, the few survivors had no choice but to surrender. Still, they had managed to stop the Panzers for a day.

The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Germany]
Take 5 Command cards.
You move first.

Allied player [Belgium]
Take 4 Command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
5 Medals.

Special Rules:
Blitz Rules are in effect (Actions 15 - Blitz rules).

All Allied infantry units are elite units (Troops 2 - Specialized units). Badges are not required.

Cointet-elements are anti-tank obstacles (Terrain 5 - Hedgehogs).

Place a roadblock on the road (Terrain 40 - Roadblocks).

The river can only be crossed on the bridge (Terrain 9 - Bridges) and on the fords (Terrain 41 - Fords and Fordable rivers).

Air rules are optional: If used, shuffle both Air Sortie cards into the deck at game start. If the Allied player draws one of these cards (or the Air Power card), he must discard it and draw another card instead.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine "Troupe d'élite" - La marche des Chasseurs Ardennais - Ed. Atlas.
- 39-45 Magazine n°60 - La Belgique en guerre.