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[France 1940] Defense of Saint-Germain-sur-Meuse - June 18, 1940

Unternehmen Fall Rot - Last battle of a colonial battalion.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 01/07/2014
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
On the morning of 18th of June 1940, French infantrymen of 3rd Battalion/21st RIC arrived near the village of Saint-Germain-sur-Meuse, totally exhausted. From a week, they withdraw according the orders, fighting during the day and marching during the night. They had no more food to eat for two days and only individual ammunition. Suddenly the enemy appeared, emerging from the edge of Ourches woods. On defensive positions hastily prepared, the French soldiers resisted all the day and night under German artillery and mortar fire, preventing the enemy infantrymen to cross the Meuse river. on the next morning, overwhelmed by the enemy, with no more strength and out of ammo, the survivors of the battalion were taken prisoners. They held out till the end.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
The church of Saint-Germain-sur-Meuse is a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- The Meuse river is fordable (Terrains 41 - Fords & Fordable Rivers).
- Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs1 - Special Weapon Assets) are in effect for one Allied unit equipped with Machine Gun (SWAs 7 - Machine Gun) and one Axis unit equipped with Mortar (SWAs 3 - Mortar).
- The "Air Power" card is not allowed to the Allied player, discard it and take another from the pile.

Scenario Bibliography:
- "Les troupes coloniales dans la campagne de France" - Paul Gaujac.

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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