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Fall of France #51
(Attacker) Germany vs France (Defender)
Morocco (Defender)
Formations Involved
Germany 4th Panzer Division
Morocco 1er Régiment de Tirailleurs Marocains

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Side 1 1
Draw 0
Side 2 0
Overall Rating, 1 vote
Scenario Rank: --- of 609
Parent Game Fall of France
Historicity Historical
Date 1940-05-14
Start Time 07:00
Turn Count 24
Visibility Day
Counters 106
Net Morale 0
Net Initiative 1
Maps 1: 32
Layout Dimensions 43 x 28 cm
17 x 11 in
Play Bounty 113
AAR Bounty 220
Total Plays 1
Total AARs 0
Battle Types
Kill Them All
Urban Assault
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Fall of France maps + counters

Along the Brussels-Namur railway, the two divisions of the French IV Corps dug in to await the attack of the German XVI Panzer Corps. The Germans formed up behind the woods of the Bois du Buis, and came forward across the open fields with heavy support from Stuka dive bombers and their own artillery. At the town of Gembloux itself, the 1st Regiment of Moroccan Tirailleurs had based their defense on the small industrial town’s buildings and railroad and anchored their flank on the town cemetery, where the 15th Motorized Infantry Division picked up the line. Well-prepared, supported by artillery and strong anti-tank batteries, the Moroccans’ fate lay in the hands of Allah the Merciful, the Just.


Despite strong artillery, air and armor support, the Germans could not break the Moroccan line or in the 2nd Regiment’s sector adjoining the 1st’s left flank. On the other side of the 1st Regiment, troops of the 1st Motorized Division held off 3rd Panzer Division. As long as the other French units held their ground, it did not appear that the Moroccans would give up their positions easily if at all.

Additional Notes

This scenario was issued to accompany the special Moroccan Division counterset but can be played with standard issue Fall of France counters. The scenario may be found at:

(Special note: Marocain HMG units have a Movement factor of 2.)

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).
  • 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

Display Order of Battle

France Order of Battle
Armée de Terre
Germany Order of Battle
  • Motorized
  • Towed
Morocco Order of Battle
Moroccan Ground Forces

Display Errata (2)

2 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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