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Finally assembled this print & play scenario that I downloaded years ago, probably from the L'n'L website. I cannot resist scenarios with unusual combatants and, with the French Foreign Legion facing off against Ivorian rebels how could I possibly resist giving it a spin?

For the French to prevail they must inflict losses and limit their own very carefully, as the rebels earn twice as many VPs for an eliminated MMC/SMC or captured weapon. The rebels may also earn VPs for capturing and controlling a bunker, exiting units off the south edge of the map and bonus points for eliminating the FFL AFV. The rebels can put the hurt on in a lot of ways.

By turn 5 things looked mighty grim for the Legionnaires after the rebel player rolled boxcars in melee, destroying a FFL stack, capturing one of their formidable Minimi support weapons and gaining control of the bunker.
The French refused to stay down, though, and established good vantage points with their remaining units with some decent fire lanes and, briefly, LOS to some key hexes into which spotting rounds were lobbed.

Just as the Ivorian rebels lucked out in melee, so did the French when they gained initiative in Turn 7, flipping a spotting round to FFE before the adjacent rebels could melt back into the forest, shaking and reducing an entire stack.

Carefully choosing their targets and maintaining strong positions, the French managed to pick away at the rebels, a half squad here, a half squad there. On their last impulse the last remaining FFL MMC low crawled into a hex containing two orphaned RPDs, gaining the French player two points and enough to earn a tie.

Great scenario. The rebel has loads of choices, several ways to win. The French have a much more static situation but have to remain alert and prepared to respond to threats all over the board.
We'll play it again soon.
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Nice write up!

The original Checkpoint Calvi.

The expanded Checkpoint Calvi.


My No Excuses, Any Idiot Can Do This, Takes Less Time Than Watching An Episode of Bridezillas Guide to Making (Checkpoint Calvi) PnP games.

(Scroll down a little bit).
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ZombieMark wrote:

Note LOF 12 also has Nicaraguan units...no... really.
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I printed this scenario up and will try it next week.
 
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I had no idea there was a larger effort available.

Cannot unzip it, however. Hate .rar files.
 
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Mo...go to download.com... download a RAR program...unpack it...easy at pie.
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Thanks Mark - I got it.

 
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Very welcome, but you are correct. The world would be a better place if everyone just used Winzip.
 
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Aw, y'know, WINrar works pretty smoothly 8½ times out of 10, but when it fails it fails hard.
 
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