[Norway] Battle of Dombas - April 17, 1940 - April 19, 1940

Unternehmen Weserübung - Attack of Lindsö farm.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 03/10/2023
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x5 x5 x5
    first You play first

Historical Background:
1st company of 1.Fallschirmjäger Regiment had the mission to jump near the city of Dombas to cut the road and railway Oslo-Trondheim during operation Weserübung. Dropped on the 14th of April in a hard mountain area and with very bad weather conditions, the German paratroopers were scattered and suffered their first casualties. Contrary to all expectations, there were more Norwegian troops in Dombas who reacted quickly. Oberleutnant Schmidt, commander of German paratroopers was wounded in the first fight. In numerical inferiority, the Fallschirmjägers sabotaged the railway and withdraw in a farm on the mountain near Dovre village. During two days, they resisted to Norwegian assaults, waiting reinforcement that never arrived. On the 19th of April, out of ammunition and most of them wounded, the last German paratroopers surrendered to the Norwegian forces.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

Conditions of Victory:
5 medals. Lindsö farm is a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Specialized Units" rules for all Axis units (Troop 2).
- Use "Blitz" rules (Action 15).
- "Air Power" card is removed of the game before to play.
- "Barrage" card is not allowed to the Axis player. Discard it and take another in the pile.

Scenario Bibliography:
- "Les paras du matin rouge" - Jean Mabire.

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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