Northern France had fallen and General Weygand was desperately attempting to form a long along the Somme. Lacking sufficient forces for a continuous front, he decided on a series of combined-arms hedgehogs which he hoped could thwart the German advance. In these hedgehogs, numerous French units would make many a gallant stand. One such place was the Chateau de Quesnoy, which had been fortified by a company of the tough 53rd Infantry Regiment of the 5th Colonial Division. It stood squarely in the path of Rommel’s oncoming 7th Panzer Division. Having literally ridden roughshod over the French Army in the preceding month, the cocky Germans were quite unprepared for the tenacious stand by these black colonial troops.
Attacker: German (Panzer Regiment 25, sIG Kompanie 705 and Schützen Regiment 6)
Defender: French (10ème Companie, 53ème Régiment d'Infanterie Coloniale)
Turns: 15 Players: 2 OBA: German Night: No
Near Conde-Folie, France 1940-06-05
Squads: A:32.0 D:19.0
AFVs: A:17 sIG IB x 1 PzKpfw 38(t) A x 3 PzKpfw IVC x 1 PzKpfw IVD x 1 SPW 251/1 x 5 SPW 251/10 x 1 Opel Blitz x 4 Kfz 1 x 1
Guns: A:0 D:6 75 M mle 28 x 4 Canon AC de 25 SA-L mle 34 x 2 Canon de 37 mle 16 TR x 1 Mortier de 60 mle 35 x 1