248 - Verdun (Malancourt) - 20-22 March 1916
All direct attacks toward Hill 304 had been a costly failure. Therefore a plan to outflank the position was proposed and on 20 March, after a lengthy bombardment by trench mortars, General von Kneussl’s 11th Bavarian and 11th Reserve divisions attacked Malancourt and Bois de Malancourt. The attack against the woods was successful, however, the French remained in control of the village at the end of the day. German forces then paused, as another big bombardment was prepared for the next day. On 22 March, the two divisions moved on “Termite Hill” near Hill 304, but the advance was met by a massive French artillery shelling, which ended the German advance.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.
Victory Medals: 6
- 1 Medal for each unit eliminated.
- The 4 building hexes of Malancourt and Haucourt form a Start Turn Temporary Majority Medal Objective worth 1 Medal for the German forces.
- The German forces gain 1 Permanent Victory Medal at the start of their turn for occupying any of the Hill 304 hexes.
- The German forces are racing against time. The French player, when playing a “Recon” command card, may take a Victory Medal and draw only one command card, instead of drawing two command cards.
- There is no No-Man’s-Land shelling roll in this scenario.
- The Ruisseau de Forges stream is fordable. In addition, a unit on a stream hex may still battle.