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Hôtel Meurice - August 25, 1944

Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 03/18/2012
Axis Player: Allied Player:
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Historical Background:
In the evening of 24th of August 1944, a detachment under the command of captain Dronne, vanguard of the 2nd French Armored Division, reached the Hôtel de Ville of Paris. The next morning, the whole Division entered in Paris. With the support of local French resistance, the units of the Leclerc Division attacked all German defensive positions in the capital. Combat Command Billotte attacked towards Hôtel Meurice which was the headquarters of German general von Choltitz, in order to obtain the surrender of the whole German garrison called "Gross Paris". A battle occurred in the area Place de la Concorde - Jardin des Tuileries - Rue de Rivoli. At 17h00, general von Choltitz signed the order of surrender of the whole garrison in the command post of general Leclerc at Gare Montparnasse. That was the liberation of Paris.

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 [France]
6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.

Hôtel Meurice is a temporary medal-objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
Use "French Resistance" rules (Nation 1) to all Allied infantry units with badge.

Use "Sniper" rules (Troop 10) to all Axis infantry units with a single figure.

The "Air Power" card is not allowed to the Axis player. If he draws this card, he must discard it and draw another card instead.

Urban combat rules are optional if you have the battlemap "Sword of Stalingrad".

Scenario Bibliography:
- http://www.liberation-de-paris.
- "La 2ème DB" - Erwan Bergot.

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