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The road of Dabo - November 20, 1944

Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 03/18/2012
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
November 1944,German troops withdraw on two lines of defence in the Vosges mountain : "Vor-Vogesen Stellung" (1st line) and "Vogesen Stellung" (main line of defence). General Leclerc ordered to colonel de Guillebon to breakthrough these lines in order to have open way to Strasbourg. Two columns of the combat command were in charge of this breakthrough : the Minjonnet column was in the north facing the open country before the village of Voyer and the Massu column was in the south in front of the enclosed valley of Saint-Quirin. While Minjonnet was reducing a hard German resistance in Voyer, Massu ordered to his infantry to capture the enclosed valleys leading to Dabo. At the end of the day, the infantrymen had made a breakthrough in the "Vogesen Stellung" and Massu sent the message : "Now, I can exploit".

The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Germany]
4 Command cards.

Allied player [France]
6 Command cards.
You move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.

Exit marker rules are in effect for the Allied troops exiting the board through the hex marked "vers Dabo".

Special Rules:
The "Air Power" card is not allowed to both players. If the Air Power card is drawn, play it as "Barrage" card.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine Connaissance de l'Histoire n°30 - La 2ème DB au combat.
- "La 2ème DB en France - Combats et combattants" - éd. 1945.
- "La 2ème DB" - E. Bergot.

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