OAF 55.5 (SEP13) "Flames over Flavion"
Published in ON ALL FRONTS volume
55; Modified by Squad Leader Academy for tournament use. 110408
THE VILLAGE OF FLAVION, NEAR PHILLIPVILLE, BELGIUM,
May 15, 1940: Following the 7th Panzer Division, Hartlieb's 5th Panzer
crossed the Meuse River at Dinant. Both divisions then set out to expand their
breakout. At Flavion they encountered the French 1st Armored Division, which
was refueling. While Rommel led his division in a hooking movement, the 5th
Panzer Division made for the enemy.
||The German must eliminate twice as many units
as he loses. The French wins by avoiding this situation. AFVs with crews
eliminated count as 2, otherwise they count as one. For VC
purposes an abandoned AFV is considered eliminated.
Sets up First
- 28th Tank Battalion - Tanks must
set up in hexes Y9, Y8, X7, W7, V6, W6, X5, T7, S8, R8, or T6 of board 10.
Other units set up anywhere on board 10:
- 1x9-1, 2x8-0; 10x457; 1xHMG; 1xMMG; 2xLMG; 4xH39; 1xChar
B1; 4xChar B1 bis
- 31st Panzer Regiment, 5th Panzer Division - enter Turn one on the south edge of board 4:
1x9-2; 1x9-1; 3x8-1; 16x467; 8xLMG, 2xMMG, 3xATR, 1x10-2 AL; 1x9-2 AL, 2xPSW231; 4xSPW251/1;
2xSPW250/1; 2xSPW251/10; 1xPzKwIB; 1xPzKwIID; 2xPzKwIIF; 4xPzKwIIID;
SPECIAL SCENARIO RULES:
- 55.5.1: TERRAIN: All buildings
are wooden. Rowhouses (10U5) are treated as normal buildings but with a staircase
in each hex. The footpath (10E4) cost 1 MF for infantry when entered from
another footpath hex. They are treated as woods for all other purposes.
- 55.5.2: During the first French rally phase,
the French player rolls two dice. The total is the number of French tanks
that may not move during French turn one. Starting French turn two, all French
tanks may move normally. Firing ability is not affected.
- 55.5.3: The
French may not boresight.
- 55.5.4: OPTIONAL:
Use German Armor Superiority (Supplemental rule N, page 59).
- 55.5.5: OPTIONAL: To more accurately reflect
the composition of the 5th Panzer Division, delete all halftracks and add two
Heavy Trucks, two Light Trucks, two 37L AT guns, and two 247 crews. Change the AFV's
to two PzKwIVC, two PzKwIIID, five PzKwIID and three PzKwIB.
AFTERMATH: The green
French tankers were overcome by panic. During the confusion the German gunners
ripped apart the town, leaving it in a blaze. When General Bruneau's division
limped off the battlefield that night, it only had 17 tanks left out of 175.
The only unit capable of checking the advance of the XV Panzerkorps had been