Fall of France #33
|(Defender) Germany||vs||France (Attacker)|
|France||24e Régiment de Tirailleurs Tunisiens|
|France||3e Régiment de Tirailleurs Marocains|
|France||6e Régiment de Tirailleurs Marocains|
|Germany||20th Motorized Infantry Division|
|Germany||4th Panzer Division|
|Overall Rating, 1 vote|
|Scenario Rank: --- of 588|
|Parent Game||Fall of France|
|Maps||6: 26, 27, 28, 31, 32, 33|
|Layout Dimensions||129 x 56 cm
51 x 22 in
|Enter & Exit|
|Scenario Requirements & Playability|
|Fall of France||maps + counters|
By the third week of May the situation in the Mormal Forest was a disaster. Since Rommel's raid through the French lines toward the Sambre River, French units were scattered everywhere and panzers were rushing about in an orgy of breakthroughs and encirclements. Though ordered to clear the forest of Germans, the French commanders there knew that to be impossible and tried for an orderly withdrawal instead. Colonel Mesny gathered the best forces he could and made his move in the middle of the night.
Colonel Mesny moved out with the lead French units at midnight and soon encountered enemy columns in the dark. Unexpected encounters with enemy minefields and anti-tank obstacles slowed his progress further, and the now-alerted 4th Panzer Division began to send infantry, engineers, tanks, artillery and even FlaK units to intercept the French move. At 0600 the avant-garde had reached the Escaut River with only minimal losses, but fighting at the rear had become horrible. A company of Moroccans was sent back to help their comrades but was blocked by 88mm and Panzer fire between Louvignies and Englefontaine. At 0745 the Tunisians and Moroccans decided to force their way through to the west, and assaulted the German defenses while singing a prayer for the dead. They must have known their fate, because their attack was crushed by panzers, machine guns and AA guns, and most of them were killed or captured. Only small, scattered groups eventually reached the Escaut during the night of May 21.
|AFV Rules Pertaining to this Scenario's Order of Battle|
|5 Errata Items|
The Germans are short by seven trucks, not being able to meet the requirements for the OOB.
(TheDoctor on 2012 Aug 14)
In 1940: Fall of France, the units show Direct Fire. All units are Indirect Fire.
(rerathbun on 2015 Jun 06)
Two 105mms (ID#s 1204, 1205) have "16-31" fire values in black (direct fire), when they should be in white (indirect fire).
(Shad on 2010 Dec 15)
The reduced direct fire value of the Heer HMG became 5-5 starting with Fall of France.
(plloyd1010 on 2015 Jul 31)
All SPW 251s have an armor value of 0.
(Shad on 2010 Dec 15)