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248 - Verdun (Malancourt) - 20-22 March 1916

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Total plays 1 - Last reported by tantalon on 2019-04-22 01:42:31

Historical background

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.



Command CardsCombat Cards 4  HQ TokensReserve Artillery 3  Special Personnel 1


Command CardsCombat Cards 2  HQ Tokens 10  Reserve Artillery 4  Special Personnel 1

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.

Special Rules

  • 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.


Tags: German, Medals: 6, French, Exp#2 French

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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' ~~~