0520_01: Quelle Chance! (HTH) - PzC 12 France '40
0520_01: Quelle Chance! (HTH)By Saunders & Blackie
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Arras, France, 20th May 1940: Gen Gamelin did plan a wondrous counter attack which would have meant some great co-operation between the British and French. It entailed using some 3-4 divisions, including 2 from the BEF, striking south from Arras, while the French would use 2-3 divisions attacking from the south. The two attacks would meet to the north-east of Albert, thereby cutting off the Panzers from the German infantry. Historically, Gamelin was replaced by Weygand before the attack took place, and Weygand decided to wait. By the time he had made up his mind, two days later, there was neither the manpower nor the skill to mount this attack. The only effort was the weak, but courageous, British attack from Arras, which had the Germans worried for a little while. But "What if" Gamelin had not been replaced, and this attack had proceeded past the planning stage with manpower available? [Size medium] Designer Note - optimized of Human vs. Human Play.