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A Real Barn Burner ETO (id:#62909)
(ASL Journal #12 ID:J183)
Designer: Lionel Colin
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Balance:
FrenchGerman
Overview:
In contrast to their comrades to the west. The French Aisne River front held firm against the German attacks in May. The 14éme division d’infanterie, one of the best French units, manned the front bear Rethel. On 30 May, a reconnaissance in force was launched by its 35th Regiment toward the village of Amagne held by the Germans. This attack was successful in pushing back the Germans, and afterwards the French retired to their starting positions south of the Aisne River except for a platoon commanded by Lieutenant Gehin, which remained concealed in an isolated farm. The goal was to lure the Germans into thinking the area was empty of French troops and catch them off-guard in an ambush. The plan worked well initially but the German were soon launching t attack on the farm with two infantry companies, supported by a light AT gun. The barn caught fire, and the fight lasted all night. The morning of 31 May found the encircled platoon still stubbornly repulsing German attacks. At noon, the French launched an attack by 3éme compagnie to try to rescue the last elements of Gehin’s platoon.
Attacker: French (35ème Regiment d'Infanterie, 14ème Division d'Infanterie)
Defender: German (Infanterie-Regiment 184, Infanterie-Division 86)  
Turns: 4.5     Players: 2     OBA: None     Night: No
Bois-Du-Seuil Farm near Amagne, France 1940-05-31
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:12.5 D:9.5
AFVs: A:0 D:0
Guns: A:1
Mortier de 60 mle 35 x 1
D:1
3.7cm PaK 35/36 x 1
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: Alternating setup. Board 72 stream is a river. A: some Fanatic
Map Board(s): 43 72
Overlays: NONE
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hoxson1 Modified the overview2018-07-26 19:31:50
hoxson1 Modified the overlays2018-07-26 19:22:09
hoxson1 Modified the misc. rules2018-07-26 19:21:58
sods2012 Added a playing2018-05-26 15:14:18
Pieter76 Added a playing2018-05-25 05:52:03
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2018-05-26(D) B S vs Jan French winTried to take buildings before French and was unsuccessful. My screening line fell too quickly.
2018-05-24(D) Pieter Van Innis vs Peter Hofland French winAmazing game. Came down to the last DR. As the Germans I decided to try and prevent the 3ème compagnie from reaching the farm. I was doing just fine and had the streets surrounding the farm pretty much covered. But then in the last turn we had a wind change DR of 2 and the smoke from the blazes started drifting and covered the approach with smoke. This allowed the French to reach the farm. We had a blast playing this scenario. For both the attacker and the defender their are some different viable approaches. Highly recommended scenario.
2018-03-25(D) Andy Beaton vs Jack Dempsey German winFrench got caught moving in stacks and took too many casualties to get past the German foxhole line. The German assault on the farm was a total failure but they did prevent the French from getting any reinforcements there.
2017-12-03(D) David Garvin vs Ron Duenskie French winHad fun, however as German I failed every single morale check. The final kicker was the sniper reducing my 9-1 MMG stack.
2017-11-18(D) Derek Rowe vs Steven O. German winFun scenario set up for both sides. Ordnance placement can be very important for the German side.
2017-10-06(D) Chuck Dye vs MarkK French winASLOK 2017
2017-10-05(A) Chuck Dye vs EarlS French winASLOK 2017
2017-10-04(D) patrick palma vs Paul Washington German win
2017-09-02(D) Dave Mareske vs Carl Nardin German win
2017-09-01(A) Paolo Cariolato vs Mario Nadalini French win
2017-08-11(A) Michael Rodgers vs Bill Hayward French winIn round two of the Tussle, I was matched with Bill Hayward of Ohio and ASLOK fame. I was happy to have the opportunity to play him for the second time in my ASL experience. We both chose J183 A REAL BAR BURNER as our first choice. We diced for sides; I received the French. I deployed one of the two squads in the chateau force. I set up an all-around defence, but favoured the middle of the board. Bill dedicated several units to try and take the chateau. He set up some of the rest in stone buildings near the second French area, and some in woods along the seam between the two boards. He had the 248 and MMG in the center woods able to fire down the road to the second French setup area. I decided to try to bully my way through the Germans with the second French force and set up accordingly. Two key events that helped me win were my light mortar vaporising the 248 in the first turn, and later on, winning a 1to1 CC. I was able to keep the broken Germans DM most of the time, but I too had a fair number of broken troops. On the fourth turn, however, I was able to get one of the French reinforcing units in reach of the chateau. Bill conceded then. He said it was a mistake for his Germans to try half-heartedly for the chateau, and I agree.
2017-07-22(D) Tom Abromaitis vs French win
2017-06-25(D) nathan wegener vs Dave Reinking German winStuffed the French Reinforcements with the help of 3 BH/Hero MC's. Quick/Simple/Good Fun. Tex2017
2017-05-22(A) Arno Femboeck vs Ron German win
2017-04-24(A) Andy Beaton vs Chuck Tewksbury German winWild game swinging back and forth all over the place.. French snipers kept the Germans out of the farm houses but French reinforcements just couldn't get past the German blocking force. One last French half squad ran the gauntlet, survived 2 4-2 shots, watched an AT gun malf and died 1 hex short of the farm to a long range 2-2 shot.
2017-04-18(D) David Garvin vs John Bock French win
2017-04-08(A) Dave Mareske vs Tony Pierson French winFrench ended up overwhelming the German delay force and were able to reinforce the compound.
2017-04-08(D) Gordon Jupp vs Keith Neary German winInteresting situation. I opted not to assault the farm but kept the occupants honest by threatening to do so. Harrassed the flanks of the relief company and took most out as they crossed the open ground. Highlight was the creation of two French heroes but it wasn't enough and the relief force didn't manage it.
2017-04-08(A) Stephen dedier vs Hunter, Jim French win
2017-03-11(A) fabrizio da pra vs Alessandro Canevese French win
2017-03-10(D) patrick palma vs Kevin Killeen French win
2017-03-04(D) Kermit Mullins vs Dan Best French winI held off the French relief force until the very last turn...but one 4-5-7 made it into the compound and it was game over...French victory.
2017-03-04(A) Dan Best vs Kermit Mullins French win
2017-02-20(D) Philippe Duchon vs Robin Reeve German winMy plan was to try and take the victory building, wiping out the defenders, before the French reinforcements could reach them. I worked much better than I had a right to - I overran the defense, and my delaying force did much better than expected (with some pretty good luck at some points). At the end of French turn 4, there were no remaining Good Order MMC on the French side, and I had complete control of the victory buildings.
2017-02-16(D) Michael Rodgers vs Jim Svette German winI focussed all the Germans on preventing the reinforcing French from reaching the victory buildings. It worked.
2017-01-14(A) Jason Wert vs Hugh McLindon French winWO 2017 Game. Really a great match with Hugh. Hugh tried to stuff the reinforcements with a group in the center woods, but wasnt able to break the core group in the victory hexes. Rout paths were hard to come by and the French swept over to a late victory.
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Estimated Play time: 2.7 hours
Recorded Games: 26
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