"Tissu est dans iode" - November 23, 1944

Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 03/18/2012
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
On the 22nd of November 1944, during the briefing before operation, Leclerc gave the routes to his combat commands in order to enter in Strasbourg avoiding the German line of defence. The next morning at dawn, the French armored columns rushed to the city. That was a real race between the combat commands of the division. But in the suburbs of Strasbourg, the German defensive positions, based mainly on the old fortresses surrounding the city, stopped the French armored columns. The combat command Rouvillois only reached to enter in the city, fighting as far as the bridge of Kehl. At 10h00, colonel Rouvillois sent an encoded radio message now famous : "Tissu est dans iode" (Rouvillois is in Strasbourg). A 14h00, a French flag, made on the spot, flew on the top of the Cathedral : the oath of Kufra was kept.

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.

The cathedral is a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

The Axis player get a "Mort Subite" if an Allied unit crossed the Rhine (Exit the board).

Special Rules:
The Axis artillery battery is an antitank "88" battery. Use "Heavy Anti-Tank Guns" rules (Troops 23).

Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 4 - Special Weapon Assets) are in effect for the units equipped with Anti-Tank Weapons (SWAs 5 - Anti-Tank Weapons Late War) and mortars (SWAs 6 - Mortar Late War).

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

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine Historica n°24 - La bataille de Strasbourg.
- Album Mémorial Bataille d'Alsace 1944-1945 - Ed. Heimdal.
- "La 2ème DB" - E. Bergot.
- "La 2ème DB - Combats et combattants" - Ed.1945.
- Magazine Troupes d'élite Tome 8 - Les cuirassiers de Leclerc entrent dans Strasbourg.

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