[France 1940] Counter-attack at Juniville - June 10, 1940

Unternehmen Fall Rot - Battle Group Buisson versus Guderian's panzers.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/09/2009
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x4 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
09th of June 1940 - Near Juniville.
Panzers of 39.Armeekorps had established a bridgehead on the Retourne river at Alincourt. The next day, they attacked Neuflize in the morning, but in the afternoon the Battle Group Buisson, composed by several French armored units, countre-attach the panzers. The 42nd BCC, with B1-bis heavy tanks from the 3rd DCR attacked north of Juniville while 7th DLM with Somua and Hotchkiss tanks attacked south of the city. This counter-attack surprised the Germans and delayed the advance of the panzers toward the Marne river.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Germany] : 6 command cards, you move first.
Allied player [ France] : 4 command cards, 5 command cards if Air rules are used.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.

Special Rules:
- Use "Blitz" rules (Actions 15).
- 42°BCC has 4 figures because it is equipped with powerful B1-bis tanks.
- Use "Specialized Units" rules for the two Axis units with elite badges (Troop 2).
- Pontoon bridge is already in place.
- Air rules are optional. If used, the two "Air Sortie" cards are in the pile. "Air Sortie" and "Air Power" cards are not allowed to the Allied player, discard it and take another card in the pile.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Album Mémorial - Blitzkrieg à l'ouest - Ed. Heimdal.
- Militaria Magazine hors-série n°34 - Paris, ville ouverte.

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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