253 - Nivelle Offensive (St. Quentin) - 1-4 April 1917
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.
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.
- There is no No-Man’s-Land shelling roll in this scenario.
- The Somme Canal is fordable.