[1940] Street fighting at Thulin - May 23, 1940

Unternehmen Fall Gelb - Capture Thulin !
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 02/19/2012
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x5 x5 x5
first You play first    

Historical Background:
23th of May 1940 - Mons area.
Elements of 43rd French Infantry Division withdrawing from Maubeuge, captured the Belgian village of Thulin, already occupied by a German reconnaissance unit (Aufklärungs Abteilung.269). But the Germans reacted quickly and Colonel Von Tschüdi, commander of IR.469, ordered to re-capture Thulin. With the artillery support of Art Rgt.59, German infantrymen advanced on Thulin. The French defense was hard in the streets of Thulin but overwhelmed by the number, out of munitions and definitively surrounded, the French soldiers had to surrender in the evening.
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 [France] : 5 command cards.

3/10°BC : 3rd company of 10th Light infantry Battalion (French)
III/158°RI : 3rd battalion of 158th Infantry Regiment (French)
II/AR.59 : 2nd battery of 59th Artillery Regiment (German)
I/IR.469 : 1st battalion of 469th Infantry Regiment (German)

Conditions of Victory:
5 medals.

Special Rules:
- Air rules are optional. The two "Air Sortie" cards are in the pile. If the Allied player take one or the "Air Power" card, he discard it and take another from the pile.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Album Mémorial - Blitzkrieg à l'ouest - Ed. Heimdal.
- 39-45 Magazine n°67 - Thulin doit être pris !

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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