[Resistance] Liberation of Foix - August 19, 1944

Assault of the maquis.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 06/27/2010
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x5 x6 x5
    first You play first

Historical Background:
In the beginning of August 1944, a "Jedburg" airborne team, composed of two French, one British and one Canadian, was dropped on the Ariege area with the aim to coordinate the action of the local French Resistance. The man in charge of this mission was Marcel Bigeard, nicknamed on this occasion, major "Aube". The contact was made with a Spanish guerillas group and then with other local maquis from FFI and FTP (communist Resistance). The attack of the German garrison of Foix was planned for the 19th of August. In the afternoon of this day, the attack began by the destruction of a pillbox near the bridge on the Ariege river. Then the maquis spilled out into the streets of Foix, firing on every German soldier encountered.The German main group was quickly surrounded in a high school used as a strongpoint. In the evening, the German commander of the garrison surrendered, Foix was definitively liberated.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Allied player [French Resistance] : 6 command cards, you move first.
Axis player [Germany] : 4 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
5 medals. The capture of the high school is a permanent medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Heroïc Leader" rules (Action 8) to the Allied unit with a battle star. It represent the maquis group led by major "Aube".
- Use "French Resistance" rules (Nation 1) to all Allied units. Badges are not required.
- Ariege river is impassable except by the bridge (Terrain 8).
- Use "Churches", "Field bunker" and "Fortresses" rules (Terrain 19, 22 and 24).
- "Air Power" and "Barrage" cards are not used in this scenario. Remove them from the deck before beginning.

Scenario Bibliography:
- "Bigeard" page 124 à 126 - Erwan Bergot.

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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