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In Front of the Storm ETO (id:#56361)
Avalon Hill (AH:ASL Annual `96 ID:A 104)
Designer: Curt Schilling
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The blitzkrieg in the West had begun. German forces were pouring into France at breakneck speeds. Bridges on the Moselle had been captured undamaged and the advance elements of the 34th infantry Division started to cross as soon as the obstacles installed on the bridges had been removed. One such bridge lay on the outskirts of the French town of Aessan. The job of holding this key objective was given to specially trained and equipped glider troops. As they arrived, they were joined by Vorausabteilung A which had brought up a 37mm anti-tank gun. At midday the 4th Spahis Regiment, supported by Hotchkiss H-35 tanks, counterattacked the bridge at Aessan.
Attacker: French (4čme Régiment de Spahis with Armor support)
Defender: German (Luftlande Kommando Hedderich and Voraus Abteilung A, Infanterie Division 34)  
Turns: 6.5     Players: 2     OBA: None     Night: No
Aessan, France 1940-05-10
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:12.0 D:8.0
AFVs: A:3
H35 x 3

Guns: A:0 D:1
3.7cm PaK 35/36 x 1
7.92 PzB 39 ATR x 1
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: CI, mines may not be setup in road hexes
Map Board(s): 40 42
Overlays: NONE
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Players wanting to play this game/Request a match:
von Garvin: I would love to play this as French. Any takers?
Scenario Comments
Latest Updates:
von Garvin is looking to play this scenario2017-07-09 15:42:08
asevenson Added a playing2017-06-04 00:30:44
hoxson1 Modified the misc. rules2017-05-15 17:42:10
hoxson1 Modified the overview2017-05-15 17:39:23
von Garvin Added a playing2017-05-11 12:16:19
Last Played:
2017-12-31(A) David Garvin vs Pete Maidhof In progress
2017-05-30(D) David Garvin vs Jim Thompson French win
2017-05-20(A) Allen Evenson vs Stuart Cooper French winFrench had some good luck when needed and I was able to flank both sides of defense in front of bridge. Also, had the balance and the 9-2 leader with a squad and a MMG rolled up the middle in the last two turns to neutralize the remaining defense. Fun game with a great opponent. CASLO 2017 Round 3
2017-02-12(A) Jeff B vs Magnus Rimvall German winI never have much luck in bridge crossings and this was no exception. With one tank blown up by an ATM, one taken out by the AT Gun (after multiple attempts), and the last stuck in the woods, my Frenchies were on their own to try and storm the residual-lined bridge on the last turn. A HOB-created hero had a very short-lived existence, and the rest of my men fell like dominos. Very fun scenario.
2016-10-22(D) Martí Cabré vs David Huguet German winI could easily stop the French on the hamlet outskirts. A tank managed to cross the bridge and had to go back for lack of infantry support. The French attack was not strong enough to break the defense.
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Murray's German setup on the 3D boards.
Hotchkiss H35
Avg Rating: 6.95Votes: 20
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Estimated Play time: 3.9 hours
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ROAR Data:
In Front of the Storm [Confirmed]
[A] French 91
[D] German 84
Saturday 22 July 2017 12:44:09 AM  (c)dramsey 2017