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[France 1940] Orgères-en-Beauce - June 17, 1940

Unternehmen Fall Rot - The road to Artenay
Western Front By: Horius - Last update: 12/07/2013
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x5 x6
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Historical Background:
After the breakthrough of the Allied front on the Somme in early June 1940, the 4th DCR protects the retreating French troops to the south. Pursued by German forces, it ensures its role in opposing rearguard strong resistance and even launching attacks against targeted. The 47th Tank Battalion Combat (BCC) is attached to the armored division. It is equipped with heavy tanks Renault B1 and B1-bis.

June 17, 1940, 5: 30 pm, the battalion was ordered to stand in the region of Orgères-en-Beauce to cover the withdrawal of the 84th Infantry Division (ID) heading south.
Installed Orgères-en-Beauce, he received the backing of 37 tanks and 46th BCC which are placed in Fontenay s / Conie to counter a possible German attack from Voves further north.

Around 10:30 am, while the 84th DI drains slowly, German units (infantry and armor) approach Fontenay s / Conie. Machine gun fire rang out. At the same time, a battery of 105 mm opened fire on the French positions. The B1-bis are then sent to repel the attack and destroy the enemy's guns. French tanks and destroyed several armored inflict heavy casualties on the infantry. Above all, they crush the battery of 105 mm (losing 3 tanks). The Germans abandoned the fight and retreated to their starting positions. The 47th B.C.C. can then proceed to Cormainville, continuing its mission of protecting the 84th DI

The theater is set, the troops are in position. History is in your hands. Have fun!

The German player receives 6 cards of command, the French player receives 5.
The French player moves first.

Conditions of Victory:
We must get 6 medals to win.
The German player wins a medal if temporary-goal seizes Orgères-en-Beauce or Cormainville.
The French player wins a victory medal final for each unit that is off the board in the direction of Artenay.

Special Rules:
Action 15 - The Blitz rules apply.
The German heavy artillery is a battery of 105mm guns.
German tanks with a cross are German light armored vehicles: they have only 2 figures.
The infantry units of elite German troops are carried in halftracks or trucks.
Units of elite French infantry badge with "Rangers" are troops of cuirassiers and dragoons.
The French infantry unit with the badge "anti-tank weapon" is equipped with 47 mm cannons.
French infantry units are weak: they have only 3 figures.
The French elite armored units are heavy tanks B1 or B1 bis.
The Conie river is inpassable.

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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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