STONNE, FRANCE, 15 May 1940: Soon after the withdrawal of the H39s of the 1st Company of the 45th BCC at 0730 hours, the heavy tanks of the 49th Battalion followed. After several passed through the seemingly empty streets, and in the absence of friendly infantry, the Char B1bis’ took position at the south edge of the village while the Gross Deutschland cautiously infiltrated the town with more and more support weapons. The next move by the French was another incursion by Char B1bis’, three of them ending up destroyed. Alarm was given at the higher echelons but the 10th Panzer command thought that the tanks of the 8th Regiment were still accompanying the IRGD infantrymen, so no reinforcements were sent. At 1030 hours, the main attack kicked off. Heavy enemy return fire was faced and progress was slow and murderous. Then the anti-tank nest was destroyed and the French infantry reached the gardens and houses, the pressure forcing the Germans to withdraw to a position four miles north of Stonne, covered by the fire from their StuG self-propelled GUN Company.
Welcome to THE STONNE HEIGHTS, a new edition of the France 1940 module created with extensive on-site research by Pedro Ramis. This new edition includes SIXTEEN scenarios and three Platoon Leader campaign games, all laid out using the new format. More importantly, owners of GEMBLOUX II and this product will have the entire OB of combat counters needed to play. That means French AFVs, Guns, MMCs, SMCs and SW plus early-war Germans! All using full color original military art created just for you! The counters included with The Stonne Heights include additional AFVs (more Char B1 bis tanks than ever before in action in a scenario), new AFV types, etc.