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253 - Nivelle Offensive (St. Quentin) - 1-4 April 1917

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Total plays 1 - Last reported by tantalon on 2019-07-13 05:08:27

Historical background

The Nivelle Offensive of 1917 was a Franco-British offensive on the Western Front. The offensive opened with the French Third Army’s preliminary attacks on German forward observation points near St. Quentin. The initial French attack was directed against Dallon on 1 April, but failed to gain any ground. On 3 and 4 April additional attacks, preceded by a steady bombardment, captured a number of German-held villages and hill positions southwest of St. Quentin in front of the Siegfriedstellung (Hindenburg Line).

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



Command CardsCombat CardsHQ TokensReserve ArtillerySpecial Personnel 2


Command CardsCombat CardsHQ Tokens 10  Reserve ArtillerySpecial Personnel 3

Victory Medals: 6

  • 1 Medal for each unit eliminated.
  • The French forces gain 1 Permanent Victory Medal at the start of their turn for each village (building hex/ building rubble) occupied. Place the French medal on the hex.
  • The French forces gain 1 Temporary Victory Medal at the start of their turn for each hill hex occupied.
  • 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

  • There is no No-Man’s-Land shelling roll in this scenario.
  • The Somme Canal is fordable.


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' ~~~