ASL 10a - Croix de Guerre

Published by: Multi-Man Publishing. January 2020
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Introduction:

CROIX DE GUERRE brings the French order of battle back into print and adds DINANT: ROMMEL AT THE MEUSE, the brand new Historical ASL campaign on the crossing of the Meuse in May 1940. In addition to the original eight CdG scenarios and the ten new DINANT scenarios, CROIX DE GUERRE includes 22 more out-of-print French scenarios updated for balance and clarity plus a bonus 1944 scenario on the Dinant map. Also included are mapboards 42 and 43 and a revised National Capabilities Chart. CROIX DE GUERRE not only provides the standard French blue counters for use in 1939-40, but also provides for the first time unique infantry counters for the Vichy French regime’s overseas colonies (two-tone French-blue-in-German-blue) and for the Free French (standard French blue with a Cross of Lorraine). That means all the personnel, weapons, and uniquely French vehicle counters used by French forces throughout World War II, as well as the detailed Chapter H historical notes to accompany the counters and revised Chapter A rules to reflect the new French infantry counters.

DINANT: ROMMEL AT THE MEUSE takes players through the rapid movement of Erwin Rommel’s Panzer-Division 7 across the Meuse and through the “impenetrable” Bois d’Ardennes and shows the fighting at the southernmost portion of the river crossing at the town of Dinant during 11-14 May, 1940. Facing the Germans were the exhausted men of the 18th Infantry Division, who had marched almost 50 miles in the preceding three days. High Command had stripped from them all their 60mm mortars, almost half of their motorized transport, and many of their 25mm anti-tank guns, giving those to units “more likely to face action.”

DINANT: ROMMEL AT THE MEUSE features two historical 22˝×34˝ map sections with several new terrain types—Road Tunnels, Railroad Embankment Underpasses, 15th Century Fortresses, Weirs, and Retaining Walls. The 10 scenarios showcase fighting at and around the area of the crossing. Players will navigate through a maze of narrow streets alongside the Meuse River at the bottom of 90´ high cliffs and then climb to the plateau above. The Campaign Game will also see the German player building pontoon bridges and assembling ferries for men, tanks, and equipment to cross the river, all while under fire.

CROIX DE GUERRE is therefore much more than a mere reprint of its predecessor and showcases the French army as never before. Vive la France!
Box Cover for Croix de Guerre, 2nd Edition

Map board(s):

Board: 42, 43, DN

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Scenarios:

ScenarioPlayedTotalRatingLocationTheatreAttackerDefenderLengthBalancePopularity*
75: Strangers in a Strange Land0285 7.43Elvegårdsmoen, NorwayETOFrenchGerman4.5 hrs58% French10%
76: End of the Ninth0110 6.25Le Catelet, FranceETOGermanFrench7.7 hrs78% French4%
77: Le Hérisson012 6.00Hangest, FranceETOGermanFrench4.9 hrsBalanced0%
78: Encounter at Cornimont05 6.40Cornimont, FranceETOGermanFrench8.4 hrs60% French0%
79: Bridge of the Seven Planets0104 8.50Les Sept-Planètes, FranceETOGermanFrench8.8 hrsBalanced4%
80: Play Ball080 5.00Mehdia, MoroccoMTOVichy FrenchAmerican10.6 hrsBalanced3%
81: Fratricidal Fighting044 6.75Damascus, SyriaMTOFree French / BritishVichy8.9 hrs67% Vichy2%
82: For Honor Alone0116 Saumur, FranceETOGermanFrench12.8 hrs75% German4%
231: In Front of the Storm0290 7.30Aessan, France ETOFrenchGerman4 hrs59% German10%
232: Chance d'une Affaire011 6.21Chéhéry, FranceETOFrenchGerman7.2 hrs71% German0%
233: Failure to Communicate059 6.59Onhaye, BelgiumETOGermanFrench6.1 hrs62% French2%
234: Counterstroke at Stonne0105 7.21Stonne, FranceETOFrenchGerman18.9 hrsBalanced4%
235: Last Defense Line072 5.56Bouvellemont, FranceETOGermanFrench5 hrs60% French3%
236: In Rommel's Wake038 5.33On the Meuse, FranceETOGermanFrench4 hrs60% French1%
237: Sudden Death096 5.50Orneset Beachhead, NorwayETOFrenchGerman2.5 hrsBalanced3%
238: Audacity!0183 6.43Ankenes, Norway ETOFrenchGerman4.2 hrs60% German7%
239: Fighting at World's Edge040 7.63Taraldsvikfjell, NorwayETONorwegian / FrenchGerman6.4 hrsBalanced1%
240: The Last Roadblock0103 6.13Near Orneset, NorwayETOGermanAllied (French / Norwegian)5.2 hrs60% Allied (French / Norwegian)4%
241: Triumph atop Taraldsvikfjell015 6.91Taraldsvikfjell, NorwayETONorwegian / FrenchGerman4.9 hrsBalanced1%
242: Swan Song07 6.00Villers-sur-Mareuil, FranceETOFrenchGerman20.7 hrsBalanced0%
243: The French Perimeter042 5.50Spyckar, FranceETOGermanFrench10.5 hrsBalanced1%
244: Chateau de Quesnoy066 7.50Near Condé-Folie, FranceETOGermanFrench28.9 hrs67% French2%
245: The Time of Humiliations047 6.71Mai Pha, French IndochinaINDOJapaneseVichy8.1 hrs67% Vichy2%
246: The Army at the Edge of the World079 6.00Na Cham Border Post, French IndochinaINDOJapaneseVichy5.2 hrs67% Japanese3%
247: Just an Illusion048 6.00Phum Preav, French IndochinaCBIThaiVichy8 hrs67% Thai2%
248: Siam Sambal097 7.00Yang Dang Khum, CambodiaINDOVichySiamese8.6 hrs75% Vichy3%
249: Showdown in Syria052 6.67Mezzeh, SyriaMTOVichyIndian5.1 hrs80% Vichy2%
250: The French Decide to Fight035 6.14Port-Lyautey, MoroccoDTOAmericanVichy French11.2 hrsBalanced1%
251: First Day of Diadem07 7.22Near Castelforte, ItalyMTOGermanFree French4.8 hrs60% Free French0%
252: Ultimate Treachery013 5.53Brière de I'Isle Barracks, Hanoi Citadel, French IndochinaINDOJapaneseFrench3.4 hrsBalanced0%
DN01: Prelude: Chabrehez028 6.82Chabrehez, BelgiumETOGermanBelgian5.8 hrsBalanced1%
DN02: Chasseurs at Yvoir07 6.11Yvoir, BelgiumETOGermanBelgian / French9.5 hrs78% German0%
DN03: Rommel at the Meuse02 7.00Dinant, BelgiumETOGermanFrench42.3 hrs75% French0%
DN04: Chateau de Meez022 6.67Chateau de Meez, BelgiumETOGermanFrench5.2 hrs57% German1%
DN05: Grande Ferme de Meez03 6.67Ferme de Meez, BelgiumETOGermanFrench16.3 hrs60% French0%
DN06: Clearing the Heights014 6.20Dinant, BelgiumETOGermanFrench6.9 hrs71% German0%
DN07: Saint-Médard After Dark09 5.60Saint-Medard, BelgiumETOGermanFrench5.1 hrs88% German0%
DN08: Probing the Bridgehead02 6.50Dinant, BelgiumETOFrenchGerman23.6 hrsBalanced0%
DN09: The Road to Onhaye01 5.00Dinant, BelgiumETOGermanFrench18.9 hrs60% German0%
DN10: Finale: Onhaye02 5.67Onhaye, BelgiumETOGermanFrench24 hrs92% French0%
DN11: The Almost Men00 Dinant, BelgiumWTOGerman (SS)American / British15.3 hrsUnknown0%
DN CGI: Fateful Miscalculations00 Dinant, BelgiumETOGermanFrench1 hrs60% French0%

 * Popularity is the sum of Roar and Archive reported playings based as a percentage of the parent publication's total games.

 (Dark) grey rows indicate Night scenarios.

Median length of scenarios: 7.45hrs

Average rating of scenarios: 6.4

Total playing time: 423.4hrs

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