Holding the Flank
Fall of France #31
|(Attacker) Germany||vs||France (Defender)|
|France||10e Régiment de Cuirassiers|
|France||25e Régiment Régional|
|France||3e Régiment de Cuirassiers|
|France||4e Division Cuirassée de Réserve|
|Germany||25th Panzergrenadier Division|
|Overall Rating, 5 votes|
|Scenario Rank: 472 of 569|
|Parent Game||Fall of France|
|Layout Dimensions||43 x 28 cm
17 x 11 in
|Scenario Requirements & Playability|
|Fall of France||maps + counters|
There was no road to Laon except the one that went through Chambry, so 25th Infantry Division had no choice but to renew their assault on the village later the same day. As for the French, De Gaulle's attack was going nowhere and Chambry (the anchor of the French right flank) had to be held as long as possible so that to 4th Division Cuirassee could withdraw.
After some powerful preparatory fire from their self-propelled 88mm guns, the Germans renewed the attack on the eastern part of the village concentrating on the chateau and its park. Soon the chateau was on fire and encircled chasseurs had no choice but to fight or surrender. After a valiant resistance that took many German lives, they finally surrendered around 1400. Frenchmen in the rest of the village were low on ammunition but kept on fighting until 1600, when a French motorcyclist arrived carrying the order to retreat. Fourth BCP retreated to Laon that evening.
|AFV Rules Pertaining to this Scenario's Order of Battle|
|4 Errata Items|
German 37mm should be 37mm AT.
(rerathbun on 2010 May 18)
In 1940: Fall of France, the units show Direct Fire. All units are Indirect Fire.
(rerathbun on 2015 Jun 06)
The reduced direct fire value of the Heer HMG became 5-5 starting with Fall of France.
(plloyd1010 on 2015 Jul 31)
The morale and combat modifiers of German Sergeant #1614 should be "0", not "8".
(Shad on 2010 Dec 15)