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257 - Nivelle Offensive (Berry-au-Bac) - 16 April 1917

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Total plays 1 - Last reported by tantalon on 2019-08-14 02:06:17

Historical background

North of Berry-au-Bac, the French tanks succeeded in crossing the first two German trench lines. Advancing on the third line, a direct hit on the group leader’s tank “Dare-devil” did not prevent the remaining Schneiders from pushing onward through a narrow valley toward the third line of German trenches. Now in plain sight of German batteries on the surrounding hills, the tanks waited for the French infantry. The French infantry, weakened from the attacks on the first set of trenches, were unable to quickly follow up. In the early evening, however, fresh infantry units finally arrived and, together with the tanks, conquered the third German trench, marking this as the high tide of French progress during the entire operation.

The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

 

Germans

Command CardsCombat CardsHQ TokensReserve Artillery 4  Special Personnel 0

French

Command Cards 4  Combat CardsHQ Tokens 8  Reserve ArtillerySpecial Personnel 3
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Victory Medals: 7

  • 1 Medal for each unit eliminated.
  • The French forces gain 1 Temporary Victory Medal at the start of their turn for each French unit that occupies a German trench hex in the German third line. Place a Victory Medal with the French unit. The medal is retained as long as the unit is on a German trench hex in the third line.
  • The side with the majority of units in the second German trench line gains 1 Temporary Victory Medal.
  • The French forces are racing against time. The German player, when playing a “Recon” command card, may take a Victory Medal and draw only one command card, instead of drawing two command cards.

Special Rules

  • French player does the No-Man’s-Land shelling.
  • Historically the French tanks deployed in the offensive were Schneider tanks. However, if you do not own three Schneider tank models, remove any one of the tank models. Then replace one of the two remaining tanks with a Saint Chamond tank model and also select and deploy one additional French special personnel figure before the battle.

 

Tags: German, Medals: 7, French, Exp#2 French

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Mark McG's Avatar
Mark McG replied the topic: #856 2 months 2 weeks ago
have they just mixed up the maps with another scenario, or is it a "new" scenario
Blackfoxrenard's Avatar
Blackfoxrenard replied the topic: #854 2 months 2 weeks ago
I've not the same scenario (but I've the same number and name) in my french rule book

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I saw them tie a soldier to a cartwheel with his arms outstretched as a punishment. I also knew of men who did themselves in. British soldiers weary of sitting in the trenches who cut their throats during leave. If order hadn't been maintained, they would have deserted. They were coerced. When you're in the army, you can't just do whatever you want. ~~~ Gaston Boudry, in the Belgian book 'Van den Grooten Oorlog' ~~~