On the evening of May 11th, the French 3rd Spahi Brigade, composed of Tunisian and Moroccan regulars under Colonel Marc, inexplicably pulled back from their positions guarding the important Mouzaive for on the River Semois. Immediately sent back by the commander of the Ninth Army, the Spahis found the Germans already well over the Semois, and challenging the Meuse River. After a fight with 2nd Panzer on the 12th the Spahis were withdrawn back over the Meuse. As the rampaging 1st Panzer threatened to break out from the Meuse bridgehead, the Spahis were ordered to contain the German advance for at least 24 hours by defending the small but crucial village of La Horgne. Marc recognized this as a sacrificial mission, but relished the opportunity for the brigade to redeem itself. The Spahis worked with great speed to transform the village into a stronghold. On the sunny morning of the 15th, the blitzkrieg arrive at La Horgne.
Attacker: German (Elements of 2nd and 3rd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment and of 1st Panzer Division)
Defender: French (Elements of the 3rd Spahi Brigade and armor of 33rd Battalion)
Turns: 8 Players: 2 OBA: German Night: No
La Horgne, France 1940-05-15
Squads: A:20.0 D:18.0
AFVs: A:7 PzKpfw IVD x 1 PzKpfw IIIF x 4 PzKpfw IIF x 2