[2ème DB] Berchtesgaden - May 03, 1945 - May 05, 1945

Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 05/14/2012
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
After the battle of Royan on the French Atlantic coast, the 2nd French Armored Division made for Germany for the last rush : Berchtesgaden. From the 3rd of May, Combat Command Guillebon attacked. For the German army, it was the last battle. Armored columns of the French Division advanced quickly on Bavarian roads, by the side of the 3rd US Infantry Division, delayed only by some ambushes, entered in Bad Reichenhall and carried out their last combats in Hallein and Lofer, on both sides of Berchtesgaden. On the evening of the 04th of May, Captain Touyeras from the RMT (Régiment de Marche du Tchad) reached the ultimate objective : the Obersalzberg and entered in the ruined Berghof, the house of Hitler. For General Leclerc and the 2nd French Armored Division, it was the Pinnacle of a legendary ride begun four years before in Kufra.
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 Axis player get a "Mort Subite" when an Allied unit enters in Obersalzberg.

Special Rules:
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troops 2) for the Axis unit with Elite badge.
- Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 4 - Special Weapon Assets) are in effect for the 2 units equipped with Anti-Tank Weapons (SWAs 5 - Anti-Tank Weapons Late War).

Scenario Bibliography:
- "La 2ème DB" - E. Bergot.
- "La 2ème DB - Combats et combattants" - Ed.1945.

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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