[Vosges] Battle of Haut du Faing - October 16, 1944 - October 23, 1944

Assault on the Winterlinie.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 08/09/2016
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
In October 1944, 3rd DIA launched an offensive on the watershed of the Vosges mountains in order to breakthrough the "Winterlinie" (German winter defensive line). 6th RTM, attached to the DIA in this occasion, was in charge to take the spur called "Haut du Faing". On the 16th of October, Moroccan soldiers advanced on steep hills and fought against German positions on La Charme hamlet.At the end of the day, the Haut du Faing was entirely captured.The first German counter-attacks made by two disciplinary Battalions arrived since the 17th of October and lasted several days. During six days, Moroccan soldiers resisted of the German assaults as well as the continuous enemy artillery fire. In spite of heavy losses of the regiment, the Haut du Faing was never recaptured by the enemy. The resistance of Moroccan soldiers in Haut du Faing was qualified by historians as "Cassino of the Vosges".
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Allied player0 [France] : 6 command cards, you move first.
Axis player [Germany] : 5 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals. Haut du Faing is a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Steep Hills (Terrains 13) to all hills belonging to Haut du Faing.
- "La Charme" and woods of Haut du Faing (only the 4 hex inside) are at the same level than hills.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine Vae Victis n°14 - Article : Haut du Faing 1944.
- Militaria Magazine hors-série n° 15 - De la Provence aux Vosges.

Scenario played during the Mons tournament, on the 26th of June 2016.

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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