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256 - Nivelle Offensive (Caronne Afternoon) - 16 April 1917

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Total plays 1 - Last reported by tantalon on 2019-08-10 05:01:16

Historical background

On 16 April, waves of French infantry moved against the German trenches. The German front trench line was taken and, when the French tanks arrived, the tanks pushed through the second line. The Germans in the second line, however, did not panic at the sight of the French tanks. The German units remained in cover to allow the tanks to pass and then emerged to engage the French infantry that were moving forward. At the end of the day, the French infantry could not continue and pulled back along with the remaining tanks.

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



Command CardsCombat CardsHQ TokensReserve Artillery 4  Special Personnel 3


Command CardsCombat CardsHQ Tokens 8  Reserve ArtillerySpecial Personnel 3

Victory Medals: 6

  • 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 second 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 second line.
  • 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. However, players may choose to use the No-Man’s-Land shelling results from the previous scenario (#55) during the set up of this scenario.
  • Historically the French tanks deployed in the offensive were Schneider tanks. However, if you do not own two Schneider tank models, replace one of the tanks with a Saint Chamond tank model before the 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' ~~~