Back on the Attack
Fall of France #43
|(Attacker) Germany||vs||France (Attacker)|
|France||22e Régiment d'Infanterie Coloniale|
|Germany||217th Infantry Regiment|
|Germany||64th Flak Regiment|
|Overall Rating, 5 votes|
|Scenario Rank: 395 of 609|
|Parent Game||Fall of France|
|Maps||2: 29, 31|
|Layout Dimensions||56 x 43 cm
22 x 17 in
|Scenario Requirements & Playability|
|Fall of France||maps + counters|
The previous day's panic forgotten, the Germans were on the move again in the reduced bridgehead after Manstein himself gave them some "encouragement." Meanwhile in the village of Villers-sur-Mareuil at the foot of Mont Caubert, the French troops of the 22nd Regiment d'Infanterie Coloniale received the order to renew the attack and deliver the final blow. But curiously, only 180 men and a small number of light tanks were committed to the French assault. Their first objective was the Bois de Villers, just on the other side of the road.
As soon as the French tanks began crossing the road the 88mm guns opened fire from the slopes of Mont Caubert. Two Renault 35 tanks were hit and lost, but the others kept moving. Fire from tanks and supporting artillery eventually silenced the guns while the French infantry stumbled into their German counterparts in the woods. The fight then devolved into a confused stalemate, and by evening the French had only advanced 300 meters.
|AFV Rules Pertaining to this Scenario's Order of Battle|
|2 Errata Items|
The reduced direct fire value of the Heer HMG became 5-5 starting with Fall of France.
(plloyd1010 on 2015 Jul 31)
The movement allowance on the counters in Airborne is misprinted. It should be "3."
(rerathbun on 2012 Jan 30)
|Back on Attack|
Quick scenario with few units. A company of Germans with an attached 88 must hold onto position against attacking French company with tanks.
Germans set up in woods just above Northern town on board 29. French set up southeast of hill out of German LOS. French move INF up first keeping tanks out of 88mm LOS. French call down Off-board Arty onto the 88mm, and get a 2x result eliminating the 88mm on the 2nd turn!
With the 88mm gone, the Germans advance into the twon with the idea of holding the French off and getting VP for occupying defensible terrain on board 31. They get 1 VP for each step on this board at the end of the game.
With no more AT threat, the French advance with three stacks of tank/INF and set up fire groups to eliminate the Germans. Both sides trade fire with little effect for several turns. The Germans are in the city and keep disrupting a French stack, while the French disrupt Germans to minimize combined fire.
With the end approaching, the French move adjacent to the Germans to try and force their evacuation. Initial German return fire is ineffective at 1 hex range. The French take advantage on the next turn, by demoralizing the German defenders. The Germans are unable to recover and flee the city.
The French are able to route one stack of German defenders thereby winning the game with only 3 German steps on board 31, but four steps eliminated.