[Norway] French landing at Bjerkvik - May 13, 1940

Unternehmen Weserübung - More Majorum.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 03/10/2023
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x6 x5 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
To help Norway to resist against the German invasion, Allied troops landed at Andalsnes, Namsos and Narvik. In this last place, an Allied expeditionary corps, composed of British, French and Polish troops, was opposed to German gebirgsjägers (mountain troops) of general Dietl. French troops were as well mountain troops and Foreign Legion (13 Demi-Brigade de Légion Etrangère). These soldiers had the great honor to be the first Allied units to land under enemy fire during WW2. The French landing in Bjerkvik was a success, on the 13th of May 1940, the same day the Germans crossed the Meuse river at Sedan...
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

"More Majorum" is the device of 13 DBLE.

Axis player [Germany] : 4 command cards.
Allied player [France] : 5 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
Axis player : 6 medals.
Allied player : 6 medals included one medal token. Bjerkvik and "Camp d'Elvegaard" are each a temporary medal objective.

Special Rules:
- Use "French Army Command" rules (Nations 7).
- The river is impassable except by the bridge. To cross the bridge, any unit must depart from a road hex.
- "Camp d'Elvegaard" is on the top of a hill.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine Troupes d'Elite - Les légionnaires au nord du cercle polaire.
- 39-45 Magazine n°30 - Les Alliés à Narvik.
- "Narvik" - M.J. Torris.

Official scenario of FFM44. Played during the tournament in Cergy Pontoise on the 04th of December 2010.

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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