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0515_02: Blitzkrieg Checked - PzC 12 France '40

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0515_02: Blitzkrieg Checked

By Mike Prucha
Axis 0 - 0 - 3 Allies
Rating: 6.35 (4)
Games Played: 3
SM: 2
Turns: 8
Type: Stock
First Side: Axis
Second Side: Allies
The Battle of Gembloux, 15 May 1940: After delaying the German Panzers for about two and a half
days in a ferocious tank battle (the first major armored clash in history), Général Prioux ordered his
mechanized cavalry to retreat behind the French infantry lines between Namur and Wavre. General
Erich Hoeppner's two Panzer divisions pursued doggedly before being repulsed by elements of 1re
division marocaine in a sharp engagement on the evening of May 14th. Despite being rebuffed by
the Moroccans, Hoeppner, overconfident from previous success and mislead by faulty aerial
reconnaissance, was convinced that the French were on the run and that there could only be small
pockets of weak resistance standing in his corps' way. He ordered his divisions forward early on
May 15th, unaware that the way was blocked by the entrenched infantry divisions of the 1re armée.
He would soon find that the French infantry and artillery, when properly trained and equipped and
fighting according to French doctrine, could indeed stand firm against the German tanks and
planes... [Size: Small] Design Note: This scenario should be played with the "Indirect Fire" rule.
Player Voting Stats
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jonnymacbrown's Profilejonnymacbrown Well Balanced 7
originalperson0's Profileoriginalperson0 Moderately Pro Allies 7
originalperson0's Profileoriginalperson0 Totally Pro Allies 6
jonnymacbrown's Profilejonnymacbrown Slightly Pro Allies 8
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Allies Liebchen's Profile Liebchen vs. itlnprd itlnprd's Profile Axis Allies Major Victory 36 4
Axis originalperson0's Profile originalperson0 vs. jonnymacbrown jonnymacbrown's Profile Allies Axis Major Loss 4 36
Axis jonnymacbrown's Profile jonnymacbrown vs. originalperson0 originalperson0's Profile Allies Axis Major Loss 4 36
originalperson0
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originalperson0 Thu Apr 14, 2022 1:21 pm
You can disrupt the German units with your mass amounts of artillery alone.
jonnymacbrown
1st Lieutenant
jonnymacbrown Sun Apr 17, 2022 10:39 pm
We played this with alternative fire CRT. French artillery is devastating on German troops that all start the scenario with fairly high fatigue.