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The scenario in this case is "Bloody Valley" from Lock n' Load Tactical Heroes of the Blitzkrieg:
Near Schwarzenbach, Germany; November 1939
In No-man's Land, French recon patrols identified a German presence near the road crossing at the Winsbach Forest. Elements of the 5th Colonial Infantry Regiment were ordered to clear the area, in a coordinated assault with the 15th Chasseurs Alpins stationed in the village of Schwarzenbach. The plan called for the Colonials to infiltrate an abandoned village in front of the German positions, while Groupe Franc flanked the enemy. With Spahtruppen (German recon patrols) known to be in the area, the assault proved to be no easy task.
|Turn 1. The Colonials infiltrate the village while Groupe Franc enters the map from the west and the Germans hold position|
|Turn 3. The Colonials attempt to assault a German bunker on the right flank. German opportunity fire from two bunkers shakes all the advancing French units.|
I'm finding Vassal useful, but there's something unsatisfying about not having the map and counters on the table.