[France 1940] Chauvineau line - June 12, 1940

Unternehmen Fall Rot - Defense of the Oise river.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 01/07/2014
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
June 1940, the German offensive "Fall Rot" was on the move, German troops, superior in number, advanced on the whole front. After the battle on the Somme river, French divisions withdrew to the Oise to protect Paris. At that place, a line of field bunkers, called Chauvineau line, had been built after the Poland campaign to secure Paris from the north. The decimated french divisions entrenched in that line to stop the enemy. On the 12th of June, German infantrymen tried to cross the Oise river with rubber boats and using the footbridge over the dam on the river. The 13th French Infantry Division defended the area and inflicted severe losses to the German troops. A desperate counter-attack by a French section repelled the German soldiers on the other side of the river. The 13th Infantry Division had fulfilled its defensive mission but received the order to withdraw the day after, because Paris had been declared open city.
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 Isle-Adam and the castle "la Faisanderie" are each a temporary medal-objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "French Infantry" rules (Nations 7).
- Use "Collapsible Rafts & Boats" rules (Actions 5) to all Axis infantry units.
- Use "Blitz" rules (Actions 15).
- The dam on the river is a footbridge, only usable for infantry units.
- The "Air Power" card is not allowed to the Allied player, discard it and take another from the pile.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Militaria Magazine hors-série n°34 - Paris, ville ouverte.
- Article internet sur la ligne Chauvineau.
Remember, see the Memorial of 13th DI at Isle-Adam and the bunkers of the Chauvineau line.
Official scenario of FFM44. Played during the tournament in Le Mans on the 29th of December 2012.

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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