Panzer Grenadier Battles on December 14th:
Arctic Front Deluxe #5 - Across the Lake
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The Rescue
Defense of France #6
(Defender) France vs Germany (Attacker)
Formations Involved
France 22e Division d’Infanterie
France 5e Division Cuirassée de Réserve
Germany 14th Panzer Division
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Scenario Rank: --- of 588
Parent Game Defense of France
Historicity Alt-History
Date 1942-09-01
Start Time 06:00
Turn Count 36
Visibility Day
Counters 243
Net Morale 0
Net Initiative 0
Maps 4: 27, 29, 30, 31
Layout Dimensions 86 x 56 cm
34 x 22 in
Play Bounty 271
AAR Bounty 220
Total Plays 0
Total AARs 0
Battle Types
Breakout
Bridge Control
Delaying Action
Road Control
Urban Assault
Conditions
Off-board Artillery
Randomly-drawn Aircraft
Reinforcements
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Defense of France counters
Fall of France maps + counters
Kursk - Burning Tigers counters
Liberation 1944 counters
Introduction

German armored victories on the Eastern Front had not escaped the French, who crafted their doctrine to emphasize armored support for defending infantry. When French infantry reported themselves under attack by German panzers near Dinant on the river Meuse, the 5e Division Cuirassée de Réserve lumbered into action.

Conclusion

The big French tanks proved difficult for the Germans to defeat, but not impossible - they had faced equally-fearsome machines during the last year of the Russian Campaign when the Red Army unveiled its KV heavy tank. The same tactics used there now worked well against the French: deploying the big 88mm anti-aircraft guns in positions with broad fields of fire, and seeking flank and rear shots by adroit maneuver of their own tanks. The French could not reach the Meuse, and fell back in some disarray.


Display Relevant AFV Rules

AFV Rules Pertaining to this Scenario's Order of Battle
  • Vulnerable to results on the Assault Combat Chart (7.25, 7.63, ACC), and may be attacked by Anti-Tank fire (11.2, DFT). Anti-Tank fire only affects the individual unit fired upon (7.62, 11.0).
  • AFV's are activated by tank leaders (3.2, 3.3, 5.42, 6.8). They may also be activated as part of an initial activating stack, but if activated in this way would need a tank leader in order to carry out combat movement.
  • AFV's do not block Direct Fire (10.1).
  • Full-strength AFV's with "armor efficiency" may make two anti-tank (AT) fire attacks per turn (either in their action segment or during opportunity fire) if they have AT fire values of 0 or more (11.2).
  • Each unit with an AT fire value of 2 or more may fire at targets at a distance of between 100% and 150% of its printed AT range. It does so at half its AT fire value. (11.3)
  • Efficient and non-efficient AFV's may conduct two opportunity fires per turn if using direct fire (7.44, 7.64). Units with both Direct and AT Fire values may use either type of fire in the same turn as their opportunity fire, but not both (7.22, 13.0). Units which can take opportunity fire twice per turn do not have to target the same unit both times (13.0).
  • Demoralized AFV's are not required to flee from units that do not have AT fire values (14.3).
  • Place a Wreck marker when an AFV is eliminated in a bridge or town hex (16.3).
  • AFV's do not benefit from Entrenchments (16.42).
  • AFV's may Dig In (16.2).
  • Open-top AFV's: Immune to M, M1 and M2 results on Direct and Bombardment Fire Tables, but DO take step losses from X and #X results (7.25, 7.41, 7.61, BT, DFT). If a "2X" or "3X" result is rolled, at least one of the step losses must be taken by an open-top AFV if present.
  • Closed-top AFV's: Immune to M, M1 and M2 results on Direct and Bombardment Fire Tables. Do not take step losses from Direct or Bombardment Fire. If X or #X result on Fire Table, make M morale check instead (7.25, 7.41, 7.61, BT, DFT).
  • Closed-top AFV's: Provide the +1 modifier on the Assault Table when combined with infantry. (Modifier only applies to Germans in all scenarios; Soviet Guards in scenarios taking place after 1942; Polish, US and Commonwealth in scenarios taking place after 1943.) (ACC)
  • Tank: all are closed-top and provide the +1 Assault bonus, when applicable
  • APC – Armored Personnel Carrier: These are Combat Units, but stack like Transports. They can transport personnel units or towed units. They are not counted as combat units for the +1 stacking modifier on the Direct Fire and Bombardment Tables (4.4). They may be activated by regular leaders and tank leaders (1.2, 3.34, 4.3, 5.43). They do not provide the +1 Assault bonus (ACC).
  • Prime Movers: Transports which only transport towed units and/or leaders (May not carry personnel units). May or may not be armored (armored models are open-top). All are mechanized. (SB)

Display Order of Battle

France Order of Battle
Armée de Terre
Germany Order of Battle
Heer
  • Motorized

Display Errata (3)

3 Errata Items
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The reduced direct fire value of the Heer HMG became 5-5 starting with Fall of France.

(plloyd1010 on 2015 Jul 31)
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The morale and combat modifiers of German Sergeant #1614 should be "0", not "8".

(Shad on 2010 Dec 15)
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All SPW 251s have an armor value of 0.

(Shad on 2010 Dec 15)
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