Free French Forces:
- 1st Bn, 11th Dragoons
- C Sq, 12th Cuirassiers
1 Mortar (Artillery)
- A Bty, 13th A/Tk Reg.
1 Anti-Tank Gun
- B Bty, 13th A/Tk Reg.
- 1st Bn, 3rd Motorized Infantry
1 Anti-Tank Gun
- 2nd Bty, 39th Anti-Tank Reg.
- 1st Bn, 5th Panzers
Scenario 3 calls for the control of 2 strategic bridges across a river. Your Commander has called on you to capture and hold these bridges so they may be used as future bases of operation. Turn limits were limited to 15 turns. Red forces always start each turn first.
Deployment was non existent as both forces show up on turn 1. So I used a randomized deployment sequence for the French Forces (RED) 1-2 Left, 3-4 Center and 5-6 Right. Every single unit went center. I then inserted my forces as I desired.
Turn 1. Free French forces split into two wings with each one heading straight for a bridge. Each unit moved their max movement but ended their turn out of shooting range.
My German forces advance and begin shooting putting some hurt on the advancing French.
Bridges Held: None.
Turn 2. Free French forces return fire at give as good as they got while capturing the bridge on the left flank. Seeing German Armor advancing the French Infantry on the right hold back to assault the armor before attempting to hold the bridge. German forces advance up to engage the enemy and achieve one of their objectives by capturing the right bridge.
|End of French Turn.|
|End of German Turn.|
Bridges Held: Left Bridge-French Army Right Bridge-German Army.
|The Battlefield at the end of Turn 2.|
From here on it is difficult to relay the action as I became really engrossed in the battle and forgot to take a few pictures. The battle ended on Turn 6 with the complete destruction of Free French forces in the area.
|Allied Aerial photograph showing German forces controlling both bridges.|